Scalable DHCP service ready for the cloud-era. Ideal for use cases at the cloud edge and in your data center.

As the rollout of edge clouds, 5G networks, and the Internet of Things continues, dependency on IP addressing is increasing by the day. Open-source DHCP engines that ship with popular cloud stacks do not scale well and can be challenging to monitor and manage.

FusionLayer DHCP is a virtualizable solution that provides the highest Leases-per-Second performance on the market. It allows telecom companies and enterprises to cater to the IP addressing needs for millions of devices within a single FusionLayer deployment.

Deployed as a software appliance on VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, or Nutanix, FusionLayer DHCP enables unparalleled performance and service quality both on-premise and in the edge clouds. With an automated installation process that requires only minutes to boot up a virtual machine, running DHCP has never been this straightforward

Resilient DHCP services that scale.
At cloud speed.

FusionLayer introduced the virtualizable DHCP software appliance in 2006. Since then, Tier-1 telecom companies, enterprises, and SMBs worldwide have deployed FusionLayer DHCP to automate the assignment of their IP addresses and client configurations.

With the Internet of Things and other IP-everywhere initiatives becoming commonplace, FusionLayer DHCP is the perfect solution, specifically designed for the edge clouds, Wireless Action Points (WAPs), and vRAN:

  • Centralized management, monitoring, and configuration
  • Support for vendor-specific options such as Option 82 and 43
  • Intrusion prevention and firewall to protect against DDoS

For network environments operated at scale, FusionLayer DHCP provides a clustered deployment option where a single physical server can run dozens of vDHCP instances. This ability provides an ideal solution to Tier-1 telecom companies responsible for IP assignments to millions of subscribers.

FusionLayer DHCP Web Diagram


Implements DHCP standards
  • DHCPv4 and DHCPv6
  • RFC-based DHCP options
  • high-availability clusters
Built-in security with
  • Intrusion prevention and firewall
  • Secure solution architecture
  • Advanced monitoring and logging
Solution design based on
  • Principle of Defense in Depth
  • Principle of Least Privilege
  • Principle of Default Deny
Supports vendor-specific options
  • Multi-vendor use cases
  • Advanced DHCP options
  • Lease-based automation
Scales to
  • Up to 2,000 LPS per server instance
  • Up to 400,000 subscribers per cluster
Distributed as software appliances
  • A virtual machine on KVM or VMware
  • Natively on physical x86 machines
  • Simple software updates


Resilient, Scalable, and Streamlined
  • Quality of Service (QoS) with resilient DHCP services
  • Scalability for large telecom and M2M use cases
  • Fits seamlessly into multi-vendor environments
  • Reduced OPEX through streamlined management
  • Enables advanced automation use cases