Why Microsoft DNS Isn’t Appropriate for the JEDI Cloud

Now that Microsoft has won the huge DOD JEDI contract, we’re looking at the DNS options available for agencies looking to migrate.  While Azure DNS…

Now that Microsoft has won the huge DOD JEDI contract, we’re looking at the DNS options available for agencies looking to migrate.  While Azure DNS service is designed specifically for use in the cloud, it’s far more likely that agencies will try to operate in the JEDI cloud using the Microsoft DNS they use on prem.

While this default Microsoft DNS may be functioning just fine for your on-prem needs, you’ll soon find yourself running into problems if you use it for your cloud migration, and you’ll run into plenty afterwards.

Here is a breakdown of the reasons why Microsoft DNS isn’t the best choice for a cloud deployment.

It wasn’t designed with complexity in mind

What do Microsoft DNS and the prequel trilogy  have in common? They both sound good in theory, but don’t exactly work out in practice. A main issue with Microsoft DNS is its connection with  Active Directory – they were looking for a back-end, and DNS was the technology that fit the bill. Unfortunately, many network administrators assume that this connection makes Microsoft DNS appropriate for large networks at scale, when Microsoft never intended to use it in the complicated network architectures of today.

This is not to say that Microsoft DNS can’t serve DNS records; it still works as it should in a simple, single-use environment. When your network starts heading into the cloud, you’re going to need something far more sophisticated to deal with new layers of complexity.

Critical conversations on critical infrastructure

Find out how your peers are managing their networks through profound change. Watch this series of live interactive discussions with IT pros & join the debate in Slack.

Join the conversation

Read more

Six non-hype network automation lessons from IT pros

Five IT pros get real about network automation during the first Critical Conversation on Critical Infrastructure hosted in the Network VIP community.

Read more
Technical Know-How: Deploying DDNS with BlueCat

Dynamic DNS automatically updates DNS records when an IP address changes. Learn how to deploy DDNS on the BlueCat Address Manager and DNS/DHCP server.

Read more
To better see the threats on your network, try DNS

DNS is a vector used in most cyber attacks. When it comes to DNS, BlueCat can enhance visibility, detection, and containment of threats to your network.

Read more
The bigger the business, the more misguided the DDI

EMA research for BlueCat found an inverse relationship between commercial DDI use and business size, as well as more surprises about DDI adoption trends.

Read more

Subscribe to our blog