Cloud computing has been becoming quite popular in the past few years. The major benefit of the cloud network is the virtualization that offers complete freedom of access to the network from any point on the globe.
Consider having to attend a business meeting on a very short notice. You will most certainly not have enough time to gather all the files and datasheets from the computer. But, thanks to the cloud, you need not worry about that anymore. Do you have to check the latest sales report of your organization? It’s just a few clicks away.
Do you need some really important and confidential document to review before the meeting? The cloud access to your organization’s network will grant your access. In today’s high paced life cloud has presented major opportunities and thus has become accepted globally.
But, like any other technology, all is not smooth and fine with this one too. Accessing the data server on cloud means you have full freedom to use any device from any place at any time. But your device will have to have the authentication and needs to have an IP address that has been granted access to the system.
With the number of devices increasing along with the size of the organization and nature of business, this task will become quite difficult and needs to be automated. Use of IP address management software, is thus, a necessity. However, IPAM is not the only factor that needs to be taken into consideration.
Keeping in mind the network security, it is essential to combine DHCP and DNS as well. In order to ensure high speed of communication DHCP, DNS and IPAM needs to be fast.
DHCPv6 is the latest technology that is aiding cloud networking in an integral manner. Even though IPv6 adoption promised to eliminate the use of DHCP completely, in reality the need to have a centralized networking system has made it imperative to implement DHCPv6. IP address management system has to be configures to ensure that the latest technologies are compatible with the system. It will ensure that IPAM is efficient and does the job.
Globally cloud network is gaining increasing popularity and the more and more business organizations are opting for a cloud network for the development of internal networks and ensuring that centralized control can be maintained even for teams operating from all across the world. In 2017 it is high time to opt for a cloud based network that will grant better control and higher productivity with reduced investment.
However, this also makes it imperative that you take special care of the security of the network which can only be ensured through proper implementation of IP address management software. Upgrading to IPv6 is a good investment since it IPv4 has officially depleted and it is just a matter of time before IPv6 replaces the networking protocol across the globe. Keeping in mind the need of higher speed and reliability, IPAM configured to handle both IPv6 along with DHCPv6 is the perfect combination.