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Solution Comparison for Enterprise DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) Solutions

Published: 29 March 2019

ID: G00370200

Analyst(s): Gregg Siegfried


DNS and DHCP services seem invisible until they malfunction, but DDI software delivers collective management, improves resilience, and enables automation and DevOps practices. This research helps technical professionals operating agile and cloud infrastructure identify which DDI is right for them.

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

  • Deployment Models
  • Solutions Examined

Solution Assessments

  • BlueCat
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • EfficientIP
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Infoblox
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Men & Mice
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Microsoft
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • TCPWave
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses

Additional Guidance

  • Implement IP Address Management
  • Leverage DDI as a Source of Network Truth
  • Create a Foundation of Resilient Network Services
  • Anticipate the Changing Role of IP Addresses
  • Assess the Rest of the Portfolio

Methodology and Criteria

  • Methodology
  • Criteria

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