As enterprises move towards SaaS and cloud-based applications, branch office networks would need to evolve their DDI infrastructure to provide an optimal end user experience. Highly distributed organizations would also need to reevaluate their network architecture to address the visibility, reliability and management challenges of their remote locations.
“DDI is a critical functionality for network connections, whether in the data center or in the branch. However, too often organizations adopt SD-WAN without considering how their DDI platforms must evolve as well,” said Brandon Butler, Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks at IDC. “A lightweight DDI solution allows organizations to execute DDI functions in the branch, such as resolving DNS queries locally without having to backhaul to a datacenter. This enables direct connections to public cloud platforms and ensures enterprises get the full value of their SD-WAN deployments.”
As a virtualized and cloud-managed DDI platform, BloxOne DDI would enable enterprises to simplify management of highly distributed remote networks as well as to optimize the network performance of cloud-based applications. Customer benefits would include:
- Enhanced End User Experience – Local DNS name resolution of endpoints would help to ensure that the closest entry points for SaaS applications are being used for user connections resulting in faster response time.
- Enterprise Grade Reliability – Moving the control and management functions to the cloud would leave a lightweight virtual form factor on-site providing local survivability and increased uptime.
- Cloud Managed Automation – Zero-touch provision automates the provisioning of thousands of remote sites and provides centralized policy control – eliminating per site error-prone manual methods.
A recent survey conducted by Dimensional Research highlights the need to rethink networking requirements at the branch office to better serve the business. According to the survey, network reliability at remote locations is lacking: 75% of network administrators experience network interruptions several times a year or more frequently, and 99% of businesses report suffering business impact. What’s more, 49% of companies require three or more hours to resolve remote office network outages.
“We are proud to continue Infoblox’s legacy of leadership in the networking industry,” said Kanaiya Vasani, executive vice president of products and corporate development at Infoblox. “We want our customers to have a next level network experience that allows them to fully reap the benefits of migrating to SaaS and SD-WAN with a cloud native DDI platform.”