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    Infoblox Automates Provisioning of Virtual Networks

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    In a move that significantly expands the management reach of DNS appliances, Infoblox has unveiled an Infoblox Network Cloud Automation platform that automates the provisioning of virtual networks.

    Arya Barirani, vice president of product marketing, says that while there have been tools in place to automate the provisioning of virtual servers for years now, the provisioning of virtual networks has been a painstaking manual process.

    Barirani says that via DNS appliances, the Infoblox Network Cloud Automation platform provides control over both virtual machines and networks, including the ability to assign and then reclaim IP addresses as needed.

    Infoblox Cloud Network Automation

    Barirani says most organizations are in short supply of IP addresses, many of which wind up being assigned to dormant virtual networks. Via Infoblox Network Cloud Automation, organizations can dynamically reassign IP addresses as they become available.

    In general, Infoblox has been moving to extend the management reach of its DNS appliances to take advantage of the central role DNS plays on most enterprise networks. This approach not only centralizes the management of those functions, it also starts to reduce the number of appliances from different vendors that IT organizations have to deploy, manage and occasionally babysit.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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