What is the DDI Market and How does Infoblox Lead? Part 3: IPAM

by Eric Carter on November 21, 2012 · 0 comments

in Data Center,Mobility,Networking,ScanSource Catalyst,Technology,Voice


Any device connected to a network maintains a unique numerical label (IP Address). The increasingly difficult task to plan, track, and manage the ever-increasing number of IP addresses on a network embodies the field of IP Address Management (IPAM). From simple conversations to financial transactions, IP networks underlie most modern business transactions.

When IP networks first appeared in the enterprise, a rough 1-to-1 ratio was used to estimate IP addresses per employee. Before long, more devices evolved into network-connected devices (VoIP phones, IP printers, IP cameras, etc.) and the ratio grew exponentially. Today, the onslaught of mobile devices and the BYOD revolution projects the ratio will soon exceed more than 100 IP addresses per employee. Accordingly, a 100-employee business must manage over 10,000 IP addresses. The traditional approach to IPAM (i.e., Excel spreadsheets) will no longer suffice.

Infoblox solutions automate and simplify IPAM to deliver highly resilient and always available networks. To date, human error continues to cause most network problems. Infoblox dynamically automates adds, moves, and changes and constantly monitors network health in a user-friendly graphical manner. Administrators can easily access historical information and plan for future adjustments with limited action as opposed to tedious, error-prone manual entry.

Interested in learning more? Please email Infoblox@catalysttelecom.com, or register for Infoblox’s channel program and start selling into the DDI market.

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Eric Carter is the Data Center Practice Manager for Catalyst Telecom in Greenville, SC. Eric has eight years experience in technology including unified communications, data center, networking, and cloud computing. He is a contributor to The Source on data center, cloud computing, unified communications, networking, and emerging technologies

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