Cloud computing is quickly maturing into both a highly competitive alternative, as well as an essential complement, to on-premises infrastructure investment.
The upside of cloud computing is easy to see: little to none up-front capital investment, it’s simple to scale up or down as your networking or storage needs change, there’s no on-site hardware maintenance or management required and you can access applications and services from anywhere.
The downside, on the other hand, is also easy to see: the loss of centralized visibility and integrated management that comes with running multiple network spaces on multiple platforms, and associated hazards such as overlapping address spaces.
The Men & Mice DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management Suite solves the problem by offering consolidated views, secure monitoring and integrated management of all your network spaces, across platforms and on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid or multi-cloud environments.
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When setting up base in the cloud, cloud networks at one, or more, cloud providers essentially become part of the corporate network. As a result, company network teams may typically have configured multiple company cloud accounts at each provider. This can lead to overlapping address spaces, and potentially harmful problems with allocating and managing address blocks for each cloud account.
Providing a holistic approach to effective cloud computing, Men & Mice consolidates vital IP Address Management data from AWS and Azure cloud instances, as well as on-premises networks, under a single pane of glass. Offering centralized views and integrated control, Men & Mice IPAM prevents overlapping address spaces, data management conflicts and other forms of cloud platform misconfiguration
DNS in the cloud
Native support for Azure DNS, Amazon Route 53, NS1 and Dyn seamlessly combines the feature-rich benefits of the integrated Men & Mice Suite DDI functionality, with the fast performance and reliability of DNS in the cloud. Consolidated views and control of DNS zones and records on multiple platforms reduce the risk of DNS conflicts and diversifies DNS high availability.
DNS redundancy across platforms
Unique on the DDI market, the Men & Mice xDNS redundancy feature enables multi-platform DNS redundancy for ultimate network high availability. xDNS redundancy provides the abstracted tools necessary to replicate and synchronize critical DNS master zones across multiple DNS service provider platforms, including Azure DNS, Amazon Route 53, NS1 and Dyn, breaking new ground in the battle against DNS misconfiguration and DDoS attacks.
OpenStack boosts network interoperability and helps enterprises build cloud-type services in their own datacenters. With the Men & Mice Suite, users can add one or multiple OpenStack instances, see the range of subnets defined in these instances and create or configure new dynamic and static subnets for virtual machines in the cloud.
Designed to integrate seamlessly within the VMware Orchestrator framework, the Men & Mice Suite VMware vRealize Orchestrator plug-in allows fast and efficient provisioning of virtual machines. Integrated functionality not only saves you time, but also strengthens security, eliminates configuration errors and ensures improved and continuously synchronized network manageability, into the cloud and beyond.