Infoblox – Solutions for IPv6 migration, DNS and DNSSEC
IPv6 – Why Now?
The Internet's supply of IP version 4 addresses is nearing exhaustion, with all regional internet registries (RIRs) scheduled to run out in late 2011 or early 2012. This heralds the beginning of a long transition to a new version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6. Over time, the number of IPv6-based users on the Internet will increase until the point—years from now—that they make up the majority on the Internet. For the time being, the two protocols will coexist on the Internet, necessitating the use of IPv4-IPv6 transition technologies, dual-stack DNS, web and mail servers, and more.
Common wisdom is that since organizations run private IPv4 addressing schemes today they can ignore the transition to IPv6 in the foreseeable future. In reality, it's much more complex. IT decisions are impacted not only by technical concerns, but also by longer term operational and business concerns. This combination will drive many organizations to adopt IPv6 sooner than might be expected.
Transitioning to IPv6 – More than just IP Address Management
Organizations making the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 will face many new challenges that will cause multiple problems with current management processes. During the migration, companies will effectively double the IP space because implementations will require dual-stack configurations for a number of years. If your organization is manually dealing with IP address management (IPAM) today, you'll likely face a huge hurdle since the existing spreadsheets do not scale because of the lengthy IP addresses and large subnets. Adding to the challenge, manual DNS management is more error prone due to the longer and more complex naming convention. Another complexity layer occurs with network infrastructure mapping and configuration as those devices are harder to track and manage manually. IT teams need to manage network change, configuration and compliance requirements throughout the entire transition to ensure a successful deployment.
Scalar and Infoblox – A complete solution
Scalar leverages Infoblox technologies that reduce risks and costs associated with IPv6 migration and operating IPv6 address networks. Infoblox solutions provide the automation, intelligence and management capabilities to ensure a successful migration from IPv6. With capabilities including IPAM, DNS, DNSSEC and network infrastructure change and configuration management, you can ensure your organization will reduce unnecessary risks and unplanned costs as your migration to IPv6 goes from the planning stage throughout complete implementation. Infoblox can also consolidate your servers and eliminate layers of complex, error-prone network tasks that drive up your costs and jeopardize availability of your network. With Scalar and Infoblox, you can reduce the capital and operating costs of your network by up to 50%, while boosting availability and application performance.