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INDUSTRY VIEW

THE BORDERLESS ENTERPRISE – HOW DO YOU KEEP IT STABLE AND SECURE ?

MOHAMMED AL-MONEER , REGIONAL DIRECTOR , META , INFOBLOX
As cloud-based networking increases , it leaves questions about how organisations can perform safely and efficiently . Mohammed Al-Moneer , Regional Director , META , Infoblox offers insight into how data can be better protected with cloud management .

The cloud pushes the boundaries of the traditional office environment and enables the enterprise without boundaries . Professional talent , affiliates , facilities and partners can be located anywhere in the world – they all need fast and secure access to critical apps and data to keep the organisation running smoothly . New technological developments around SaaS , IoT , SD-WAN and IPv6 are pushing smart organisations even faster to the cloud , to increase efficiency and better support users and locations , wherever they are .

The increasing use of public , private and hybrid cloud networks within enterprises is becoming increasingly challenging and security is a concern . How can you reap the benefits of borderless enterprises while keeping your network stable without opening your doors wide to attackers ?
Traditional networks fail in the cloud
Traditional network models cannot efficiently handle the complexity level of cloud networks . These models typically require network traffic from all locations to be routed through a centralised data centre to access the cloud , leading to bottlenecks . In a cloud-first world , the data centre is no longer the centre of gravity of your organisation . The most important nodes are located at the Edges of the network . A network based on one central point cannot keep up with the demand for direct cloud access at the Edges of the organisation .
A major problem is that many organisations still rely on separate servers that manage DNS and DHCP for each location separately . Why is that a problem ? Because fast , reliable services are essential for modern cloud networks . Local management of DNS and DHCP servers leads to a host of problems in a borderless enterprise , including higher costs , higher latency , human error and slower performance .
Move network management to the cloud
DDI services play a central role in every interaction within your network . They keep your company network running and are involved in all digital actions , services , applications and data regardless of location . The DNS protocol uses several methods to translate domain names into numerical IP addresses . The DHCP protocol dynamically assigns IP addresses to endpoints connected to the network so that network administrators do not have to manually configure these settings . IPAM manages the assignment of IP addresses within the organisation .
For many organisations , cloud-based DDI management is a flexible and cost-effective alternative to ( or complements ) on-
By moving DDI management to the cloud , you can centrally manage your enterprise with greater flexibility , reliability and automation than traditional onpremises DDI solutions .
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