BlueCat integrates with Cisco ACI to deliver enhanced visibility and centralized management

Built with BlueCat’s API and DNS automation platform, the integration allows for discovering and configuring endpoints discovered by Cisco ACI.

Last updated on May 26, 2023.

It’s a brave, new world for the enterprise CIO. The days of the massive physical data center, managed by few and slow to evolve, are disappearing. As hardened appliances virtualize or move to the cloud, business value has shifted from systems to applications to the data itself.

For the enterprise, the mass migration of compute from the network core to the edge has unlocked vast new opportunities. In particular, for IT to speed service delivery. The infrastructure and applications of IT organizations are evolving, with deployments leveraging software and cloud services wherever possible. Organizations are starting to migrate their IT infrastructure to a software-defined model. The need for improved manageability, enhanced agility, and optimized asset usage is driving this trend. IT organizations are segmenting networks like never before, in turn putting pressure on how DNS is deployed. Meeting those demands with a future-first approach to infrastructure is the smartest decision you can make.

As the industry leader in software-defined networking (SDN), Cisco ACI enables application agility and data center automation, and the integration of virtual and physical workloads in highly agile, programmable fabric. BlueCat DNS Integrity delivers core DNS, DHCP, and IPAM services without compromise. Plus, it is built on those same qualities: automated, policy-driven, relentlessly flexible and scalable.

So we are very excited to announce our collaboration with Cisco ACI, and really, it makes perfect sense.

This week at Cisco Live 2018, we will showcase an early version of an integration to be released later this year.

Built with BlueCat’s API and DNS automation platform, our customers are able to discover and configure endpoints discovered by Cisco ACI. Then the data will feed into BlueCat Address Manager. This new capability allows us to provide the same level of extensive visibility that Cisco’s SDN solution already offers. BlueCat users have long benefited from our approach to Adaptive DNS via a central visibility and management approach. Now we’re proud to integrate with Cisco ACI to deliver a “single pane of glass” approach to our joint customers.

To see what we’re showing at Cisco Live 2018, watch the following video:

Swing by booth #1919 at Cisco Live Orlando to talk to us and learn more about the solution!

The integration will be available on BlueCat’s GitHub repository later this year for all customers to access and implement. With a tighter connection between Cisco’s SDN solution and BlueCat DNS Integrity, our customers benefit from a more integrated solution set. The integration enhances their BlueCat management layer to align with the benefits that Cisco ACI brings.

Read Cisco’s blog here!

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