Infoblox goes virtual
Infoblox vNIOS virtual appliances are full-featured software instances of the NIOS operating system built for non-Infoblox platforms that take advantage of virtualization technology
vNIOS Virtual Appliance Deployment Options
Infoblox vNIOS virtual appliances are full-featured software instances of the NIOS operating system built for non-Infoblox platforms that take advantage of virtualization technology. By running multiple, virtual instances of servers and/or appliances on a single hardware platform, virtualization reduces the number of physical machines required and delivers the associated benefits of reduced real estate, power, cooling and operations costs.
Like NIOS running on Infoblox hardware, vNIOS includes a full suite of core mission-critical IP network services, which represent the building blocks of a highly automated and resilient network infrastructure: DNS, DHCP, IPAM, FTP, TFTP and HTTP.
vNIOS is available for three third-party platforms:
- vNIOS for VMWare - Infoblox vNIOS for VMware ESXi virtualization software allows customers to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their network and compute infrastructures by reducing their server and appliance hardware footprints. vNIOS for VMWare deploys easily using standard virtualization practices.
- vNIOS for Riverbed Steelhead - Infoblox vNIOS for Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimization appliances bundles a virtualized instance of Infoblox NIOS software inside the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP). It consolidates core IP network services and WAN optimization capabilities to improve application performance and network availability in branch offices.
- vNIOS for Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) - Infoblox vNIOS for Cisco ISR bundles a virtualized instance of Infoblox NIOS software inside Cisco’s branch-office router platform, enhancing application performance and availability in remote locations while reducing hardware and operating costs. Customers gain performance and availability benefits of distributed services without increasing hardware footprint in the branch and without the typical challenges and costs of managing remote systems.