As first-time Networking Field Day presenters, the BlueCat team was thrilled to discuss the future of DDI (hint: it's cloudy, plus a 100% chance of disruption by Enterprise DNS) with a dozen network-savvy delegates.
Kicking It Off
The Story: Disrupting DDI
This writer’s boss took the stage first, with a synopsis of BlueCat’s history. Did you know we began selling DNS servers in 2001?
Jim Williams dropped some serious truth in his talk.
The Routing Table's Kevin Blackburn had the right idea, too.
Basic DNS is nothing more than a query and an answer. @BlueCatNetworks is beginning to explain how they are taking this to the next level. If you are not watching yet, join us NOW: https://t.co/VckEXY2MbB #NFD19— Kevin Blackburn (@TheRoutingTable) November 7, 2018
Oh, and this happened.
Then, we got technical.
Enterprise DNS evangelist, Jason Davis, broke it down.
Where @BlueCatNetworks has gotten with DDI (DNS, DHCP, IPAM) is unification of these 3 services into a single source of truth.— Ethan Banks (@ecbanks) November 7, 2018
Monitor DDI transactions, and tell a story about the IP behind those transactions. Extract value from the transaction data.#NFD19
We all but drew it out.
The @BlueCatNetworks story they are telling at #NFD19 gets more interesting when you put them in a role as a "single source of truth" for network automation.— Ethan Banks (@ecbanks) November 7, 2018
The API capabilities tied back to custom workflows make the solution sound flexible to me. Hoping for more details here.
Probably good that we didn't draw it out. Apstra's Carly Stoughton was miles ahead of us in that department...
We did what we do best.
We really mean it. It’s gold. #NFD19— BlueCat (@BlueCatNetworks) November 7, 2018
#NFD19 Was Sweet But Keeping Up With Everyone Will Be Sweeter
Enormous thank you and 'nice to meet you' to everybody from NFD. You're one in seven-point-seven billion.