Everything is moving to the network edge.

Compute, data, applications – all of these things are moving out of data centers and towards devices on the edge of the network.  A bunch of interrelated technologies are powering this move. The rise of cloud computing. The explosion of IoT sensors and mobile devices. Automated, optimized infrastructures like SD-WAN. Soon to be added to this list: 5G.

What does that mean for network teams?

Everything happens faster.

DevOps teams and application developers need a responsive infrastructure. Nobody wants to wait for a help desk ticket.

Visibility and control are harder.

When anyone can spin up compute and use network resources, keeping tabs on what’s happening becomes difficult. Controlling all that shadow IT is nearly impossible.

Back-end infrastructure gets tangled.

When assets and compute constantly move around, just finding the right information can be complicated. Network performance quickly suffers, and managing data pathways can consume a lot of administrator time.

Problem: Your network infrastructure can’t cope.

Most enterprises are still running the old school network infrastructures they’ve used for years. They use boxes and architectures built for the age of data centers and “hub and spoke” networks. They are not edge ready.

With old network infrastructures, you’re stuck routing everything through the network core. That adds latency. That adds complexity. That makes your end users and application developers start spinning up their own network resources.

That shadow IT comes with a lot of risk. When network administrators can’t see what’s going on at the edge, network performance and security inevitably suffer.

Every enterprise reaches a breaking point, where existing infrastructure simply can’t cope with the demands of an edge-driven network. That’s where we come in.

Adaptive DNS from BlueCat is designed for the network edge.

Capture valuable data

on user activity, network performance, and device utilization – all without agents

Secure the network

by monitoring, blocking, or redirecting queries through user-defined policies

Optimize performance

through geo-proximity steering, internet breakouts, and conditional forwarding

Enrich system tools

by using infrastructure-based intelligence to build security policies, inform strategy, and improve performance

Deliver the DNS infrastructure end-users need on the edge.


your management of DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, creating a single source of truth for your network infrastructure from the core to the edge


standard network tasks and deploy self-service for an efficient and responsive core infrastructure across the enterprise


BlueCat’s community-powered, open platform to integrate efficient DNS across the enterprise