Is your Microsoft DNS at the breaking point?
Managing the Domain Name System (DNS) with Microsoft works great for small networks, but it wasn’t designed to support the compounding complexity in today’s large enterprises. Here are some symptoms which may indicate that you’ve outgrown Microsoft DNS:
High stakes IPAM spreadsheets
Juggling spreadsheets for IP address management is unwieldy and inefficient
“Fat finger” changes to DNS records regularly bring down the network
Managing the wall of patches and configurations in Microsoft DNS is a full-time job
Overwhelming DNS workload
Your team is falling behind on important initiatives because they’re stuck dealing with service tickets
Put your DNS in order with a centralized, automated solution
BlueCat’s Adaptive DNS solutions for DNS, DHCP, and IPAM (DDI) create a solid foundation for your network infrastructure, eliminating the heavy workload and systemic risk that comes with using Microsoft DNS on complex networks.
Single source of truth
Put all your DDI data into a single repository to eliminate errors and increase agility.
Restrict access based on threat feeds and response policy zone (RPZ) rules.
Increase efficiency by automating standard management tasks.
Put DNS and DHCP wherever you need it with appliances, virtual instances (VMware, KVM, HyperV), and public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
Reporting and auditing
Capture information on users, DNS servers, deployments, and RPZ activity for easy audits.
Seamless DNS migration
Cleanse your data, ensuring nothing gets left behind.
Common concerns in a Microsoft DNS migration
We get it. Migrating your core infrastructure is inherently risky, and a big change to the system you’re probably used to. Here are some topics we regularly address with customers considering a switch from Microsoft DNS to BlueCat.
What about Active Directory?
BlueCat integrates seamlessly with any Active Directory infrastructure. Contrary to popular perception, Active Directory can use any DNS service, including BlueCat – it does not require Microsoft DNS.
Can we get by with an overlay?
So-called “overlay” solutions can help with visibility during the migration process, but cannot address the architectural challenges inherent in Microsoft DNS. Only an enterprise approach to DNS can solve these problems definitively.
How do we minimize migration risk?
Any infrastructure change comes with inherent risk. BlueCat’s proven migration process cleanses and rationalizes your DNS data, ensuring a smooth transition.
How will this work in the cloud?
There are many ways to implement DNS in the cloud. BlueCat offers a wide variety of supported platforms and architectures.