The BlueCat Edge Manifesto

Everything is moving to the network edge.

Compute, data, applications – all of these things are moving out of data centers and towards devices on the edge of the network.

A bunch of interrelated technologies are powering this move. The rise of cloud computing. The explosion of IoT sensors and mobile devices. Automated, optimized infrastructures like SD-WAN. Soon to be added to this list: 5G.

What does that mean for network teams?

Problem: Your network infrastructure can’t cope.

Most enterprises are still running the old school network infrastructures they’ve used for years. They use boxes and architectures built for the age of data centers and “hub and spoke” networks. They are not edge ready.

With old network infrastructures, you’re stuck routing everything through the network core. That adds latency. That adds complexity. That makes your end users and application developers start spinning up their own network resources.

That shadow IT comes with a lot of risk. When network administrators can’t see what’s going on at the edge, network performance and security inevitably suffer.

Every enterprise reaches a breaking point, where existing infrastructure simply can’t cope with the demands of an edge-driven network. That’s where we come in.

Adaptive DNS from BlueCat is designed for the network edge.

Capture valuable data

on user activity, network performance, and device utilization – all without agents

Secure the network

by monitoring, blocking, or redirecting queries through user-defined policies

Optimize performance

through geo-proximity steering, internet breakouts, and conditional forwarding

Enrich system tools

by using infrastructure-based intelligence to build security policies, inform strategy, and improve performance

Deliver the DNS infrastructure end-users need on the edge.