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Virtual Domain Name System (DNS) Secures the Heart of Service Provider Networks - Updated for 2019

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Report Summary:

Domain Name System (DNS) has become a critical function in all Mobile Broadband Networks. As Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) move to Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), scalable and reliable service discovery is paramount for business operation.

Evolving DNS from a utility appliance to a scalable and secure virtualized platform ensures secure, and agile control for managing service selection.

Service Providers can now utilize powerful Virtual DNS to secure and grow profitable subscriber services in next generation networks that demand unique capabilities not available on legacy DNS platforms.

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Executive Summary

Virtual Secure DNS:

  • Meets the escalating needs of Service Providers
  • Is fully functional for NFV networking
  • Creates new value-added service opportunities
  • Captures the full benefits of NFV
  • Scales at minimal incremental cost to protect operator margins

I. Challenges to Fixed and Mobile Service Providers on the Path to Network Virtualization

II. Virtualized DNS must go beyond Utility DNS Capabilities to Scale and Manage CSP Networks.

  • Enhanced IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • Dynamic Service Selection
  • Traffic Awareness and Routing Policy Enforcement
  • DNS Automation for Scalability and Control
  • Virtual Networks demand Inherently Secure DNS

III. Infoblox Virtualizes DNS to Capture Benefits of NFV

Three Use Cases:

  • A. Secure Software Based DNS for RAN and Core NFV Infrastructure
  • B. Use Case ‘Elastic Scalability for DNS in NFV Environments’.
  • C. Use Case ‘Cloud Network Automation’.

Strong DNS Protection for CSPs in an NFV environment

Key Use Case Benefits

IV. Virtual DNS Creates New Value Added Service Opportunities for Service Providers


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