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DDI for ultimate network stability

Dynamic networks can weaken network reliability

Educational institutions are powered by increasingly dynamic network environments. On-campus mobile connectable devices keep proliferating, while teaching practices, learning management systems, educational resources and administration continue to migrate to collaborative online platforms. The explosive increase in online educational activity is further complicated by the flood of of BYOD, the onset of IoT and the steady migration of data and services to the cloud.

The more dynamic networks are, the greater strain is placed on the unseen dynamics of network connectivity: the instant interplay between DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management. Matters are complicated by the tendency of DNS and DHCP services on educational networks to be highly hybrid. On any given network, you are likely to find a jolly assortment of different Unix/Linux or Windows DNS and DHCP servers, as well as any array of public or private cloud services.

Without a unified overview or centralized access control, this diverse network topology poses increasingly complex challenges, threatening IP infrastructure stability and network uptime.

Solid DDI to keep learning dynamic and networks stable

The Men & Mice DDI Suite transforms complex networks by consolidating DNS, DHCP and IP address data under one, single pane of glass, ensuring centralized network overview and control. The Suite’s advanced overlay architecture easily adapts to hybrid server environments, bringing stability and simplified manageability to highly dynamic environments.

Known for its fast, non-invasive and non-disruptive deployment, the architecture of the Men & Mice DDI Suite allows for intuitive integration with the existing scripts and homegrown solutions often encountered on educational networks, and offers network management the following critical gains:

  • Automated DHCP for fast, secure and dynamic network access
  • Monitoring of individual scopes
  • A robust API for advanced customization
  • AD-integrated centralized role-based access management and delegation
  • System Health Monitoring for optimal network availability
  • Refined tracking of lease history for better system security

The Men & Mice DDI Suite’s strong architectural flexibility grants you the tools to manage both on-premises and cloud networks as if they were a single entity, ensuring your network stays stable, even if your environment doesn’t.