Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company, today announced that a new report from Gartner, Inc., titled “Market Guide for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management,” “estimates that usage of a commercial DDI solution can reduce opex (network operating expenses) by 50 percent or more, which can lead to savings of full-time equivalents (FTEs) in larger organizations.” The report, written by Gartner analysts Andrew Lerner and Lawrence Orans, provides recommendations on deploying DDI and evaluates nine DDI vendors, including Infoblox. A complimentary copy of the report, released on April 25, 2014, is available now at www.infoblox.com/gartner. “DDI solutions improve overall IT infrastructure availability while reducing operational expenditure,” the report says. “These solutions specifically address the needs of server, network and other infrastructure and operations (I&O) personnel responsible for DNS, DHCP services and allocation of IP addresses within their organizations. I&O administrators use DDI products for the daily management of DNS and DHCP services, and to provide a structured workflow for basic network operations (for example, adding printers or servers, allocating IP ranges for new branches, etc.). “Companies adopt DDI solutions when they are looking to step up from using rudimentary tools (i.e., spreadsheets) to manage IP addresses, and when they seek improved control and policies for managing network changes,” the report continues. For a typical large global organization, Gartner estimates that:
- “Manual DNS administration time can be reduced from two to 10 minutes to half a minute to five minutes per change.
- “Manual DHCP administration time can be reduced from four to 15 minutes to half a minute to five minutes per change.
- “Manual IP address management administration time can be reduced from 15 to 60 minutes to one to 20 minutes per change.”