Taking virtual leaps and bounds
Virtualization has taken the world of computing, data storage and networking by storm. The benefits are indisputable: virtualization eases workloads, speeds up workflows, minimizes data center footprints and significantly reduces the total cost of infrastructure ownership.
Yet the realization of virtualization brings its own challenges. Network changes happen at a much faster pace, change management procedures become more elastic and the greater freedom associated with virtual options turns previously clear boundaries between various IT teams rather blurry. Topping the list of concerns is the loss of network visibility inside the virtualization host platforms and how it may affect network security.
Real solutions to virtual challenges
Building on the powerful foundation of decades of DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) expertise, the Men & Mice DDI Suite utilizes unique software overlay ingenuity to solve the challenges of visibility, change management and blurred team boundaries brought by virtualization. The Men & Mice DDI Suite further eases the transformation with the help of the robust Men & Mice SOAP API, REST API and a VMware vRealize Orchestrator plug-in.
Visibility – wherever you are
Intuitively pulling data from critical DDI network components and consolidating it in an easy-to-use UI with extensive centralized control and functionality, the Men & Mice DDI Suite restores and significantly improves the unified network visibility forfeited in the process of virtualization.
Change – whenever you need
The Men & Mice DDI Suite offers unrivalled integration with Microsoft Active Directory Sites and Subnets, combined with real-time synchronization across diverse server environments and distributed virtual and physical locations. The comprehensive built-in tracking and logging tools ensure the systematic keeping of records on who made what change, when and where, and takes the sting out of the fast and dynamic change procedures characteristic of virtualized environments.
Access – per secure definition
Granular, AD-integrated role-based access management provides strong centralized control and delegation, helping different IT teams to achieve painless cooperation and efficiency, regardless of the hazy task boundaries created by the transformation from physical machines to virtual instances.