No Compromise Network Service on the AWS Cloud

For today’s technology leader, it’s no longer a question of whether you’ll integrate cloud deployments into your IT infrastructure. In fact, for many…

For today’s technology leader, it’s no longer a question of whether you’ll integrate cloud deployments into your IT infrastructure. In fact, for many it’s no longer even a question of when. The time to build and implement cloud strategies is now.

Earlier this year an IDC survey of over 6,000 IT organizations revealed that nearly two thirds are already using or planning to implement public cloud as part of their IT infrastructure by the end of 2016.1 Large enterprise IT organizations are investing in both public and private cloud infrastructures. Total annual spending is seeing double-digit growth over the next few years and is predicted to surpass $50 billion annually by 2019, with close to half of IT infrastructure expected to be cloud-based in that same timeframe.2

The continued growth of enterprise-class cloud adoption is driven by many factors including agility, scalability, convenience, and reliability. Over time, different models and deployment categories have emerged to meet the diverse needs of business IT organizations:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) uses the cloud to deliver 3rd party applications.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides a cloud platform to customers to develop, test and run applications without the investment in physical infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides various computing resources over the cloud (network services, storage, and compute).

Amazon Web Services (AWS), which launched 10 years ago offers both IaaS and PaaS solutions. It is currently the leader in cloud solutions with an estimated 30% market share and is used by some of the largest companies in the world.3

New applications, innovations, and user demands are driving huge pressures in large enterprise. IT leaders now need to assess cloud options – and more specifically AWS – as it represents opportunities to deploy critical parts of their network infrastructure and immediately realize many of the benefits noted earlier. However, migrating workloads or services to the cloud can also present challenges for companies that are currently operating their enterprise DNS in a “manual” environment. Realities such as lack of automation, poor visibility, complicated deployment, and inaccurate data make implementation a constant challenge – ultimately negating many of the benefits that cloud deployments can offer.

BlueCat DNS for AWS extends our portfolio of BlueCat DNS/DHCP solutions, enabling a native image in the AWS Cloud. It allows our customers to configure, manage, and deploy enterprise-scale DNS services throughout their corporate network to the AWS public cloud environment, in addition to servicing and supporting DNS requirements for cloud-based applications. Providing powerful, software-driven DNS capabilities for AWS, it enables the same level of agility, secure operation, simplification, and dependability that our customers have come to expect from their enterprise-class networks running on BlueCat. Easy integration with on-premises BlueCat DNS/DHCP Services and BlueCat Address Manager ensures unification into current network infrastructure, providing a consistent architecture. BlueCat’s DNS solution is also engineered for change, allowing your network infrastructure to effortlessly scale while saving cost and time, regardless of the deployment model.

IT organizations must have a DNS solution that supports a high degree of automation and robust data management to ensure seamless cloud deployment. BlueCat unleashes the power of DNS in the largest enterprises in the world, enabling the rapid change necessary to innovate securely with scale and resilience – including support for the AWS Cloud.

To find out more about enabling your cloud strategy, contact us.

References

1 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41599716
2 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25946315
3 http://amigobulls.com/articles/aws-will-be-a-key-value-driver-for-amazon-com-inc-amzn-stock?p=n

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