Contributed by David Flesh, Sr Manager, Product Marketing, Cisco Network Management Technology Group
We’ve had a lot of interest in Network Registrar at Cisco Live. Both Service Provider and Enterprise customers are looking for solutions to help them manage the transition to IPv6. We’re also hearing more on the importance of reliable DNS and DHCP the keys to reliable connectivity and internet access. The internet is becoming increasingly critical to all types of businesses and outages can lead to revenue loss not just inconvenience.
To help Enterprises and Service Providers get fast time-to-value from highly reliable, scalable, and fast DNS and DHCP, Cisco is announcing a new appliance-based offering. Cisco® Network Registrar Jumpstart is a purpose-built, high performing hardware appliance for DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (IPAM) (DDI) services. The solution consists of Cisco Network Registrar (world-class DDI software from Cisco) preinstalled and preconfigured along with VMware virtualization technology on a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) rack-mount server.
Cisco Network Registrar Jumpstart provides a streamlined, straightforward installation for network operators. The preconfigured server and the preinstalled software allow for a fast and easy deployment as well as low startup costs. For service providers and enterprises looking to reduce complexity and realize a fast time to value, Cisco Network Registrar is the answer…Plug it in and DDI services can be immediately turned on, configured, and integrated into the network.
The solution also offers full lifecycle management for IPv4 and IPv6, providing a single platform for consolidated IP addresses management. Full IPv6 support helps automate and manage the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 by using dual-stack deployment on a single server.
In sum, Cisco Network Registrar Jumpstart makes DDI easier -- saving time, money, and IT resources by simplifying installation, reducing startup costs, and helping enterprises and service providers start the transition to IPv6.
To learn more about IPv6 and Network Registrar, come visit us at in the Service Provider booth (#1183) and the Enterprise booth (#1349).