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Market Guide for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI)

Published: 24 February 2015

ID: G00270315

Analyst(s): Christian Canales , Andrew Lerner


DDI solutions improve IT infrastructure availability while reducing opex. I&O leaders should use this research to gain insight into vendor strategies and how to evaluate and select DDI solutions to meet their functional, financial and operational requirements.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

  • Primary Market Drivers
  • Additional Market Drivers
    • The Future of Alcatel-Lucent's VitalQIP
    • Increasing Price-Based Competition
    • Expansion of Existing DDI solutions
    • Adjacent Network Services
  • Potential Future Drivers
    • IoT
    • SDN

Market Analysis

  • Vendor Stickiness and Painful Upgrades
    • Pricing
    • Hardware Versus Software
  • Deployment Modes
    • Integrated/Bundled Offerings
    • Management Overlay
    • Managed Services

Representative Vendors

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • BT
  • BlueCat
  • Cisco
  • EfficientIP
  • FusionLayer (Formerly Nixu Software)
  • Infoblox
  • Men & Mice
  • Microsoft
  • SolarWinds
  • IPAM-Centric Solutions

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