Cloud IPAM Automation
The cloud is transforming the way organizations offer and support computing and communications services to their users and constituents. Cloud computing enables IT or service provider operations teams to provide network, computing and services capacity with flexibility, efficiency and elasticity. These benefits are realized primarily through the cloud’s characteristic use of virtualization technologies, which enable them to rapidly instantiate additional capacity for a required service element within minutes. This elasticity affords organizations agility and cost efficiencies in offering network, computing and services resources dynamically sized to dynamic capacity needs over time.
Core network services supply a critical role in the cloud provisioning process. These services automate the assignment of IP addresses to VMs and VNFs and also update DNS for simpler name based location of cloud resources. Without proper management of cloud core network services, you may face an inability to provision VMs when needed due to the lack of available IP addresses just when you need them. In addition, even if an IP address is assigned, improper management may lead to unreachability via the IP address if a duplicate or via name if DNS is not updated correctly. Finally mismanaged IP address space can lead to a capacity reduction and suboptimal address utilization.
Avoid these pitfalls and utilize a disciplined full-cycle IPAM system like IPControl with cloud automation features via the Sapphire Cloud Automation Appliance (CAA). The Sapphire CAA with IPControl facilitates secure automation of provisioning, providing and supporting those benefits of the cloud with agility, elasticity and lower costs. And Sapphire virtual appliances support IPAM, DNS, and CAA virtualized network functions within a variety of cloud platforms including VMware, OracleVM, Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.