As digitalization gains momentum, DevOps and NetOps have become the de-facto standard for deploying cloud-native applications.
Automation solutions such as Ansible and Salt provide entirely new levels of service agility in application deployment. While these popular orchestrators already support physical servers, multiple hypervisors, containers, and public cloud services, their primary focus has been on application deployment and configuration management.
However, before releasing an application workload into a network it needs select security services for its protection. Finally, before connecting with the users, it also must have appropriate release parameters such as IP address, name, and other properties configured in them.
As cloud edges, public clouds, private 5G, and the Internet of Things make their way to the mainstream, the network infrastructure is becoming too complicated and too mission-critical to continue to be managed manually. Eliminating manual management is where FusionLayer Infinity comes in.
FusionLayer Infinity is the world's first Software-Defined IP Address Management (SD-IPAM) solution designed for next-generation business infrastructures. It provides a single source of truth for all network information, so that orchestrators gain real-time access to network data and policies. This Network Source of Truth includes logical networks, VLANs, VRFs, NATs, and more.
Thanks to Infinity's scalable solution architecture, customers are using it as the single network source of truth for up to:
- 100,000 subnets
- 6,000 overlapping private network spaces
- Millions of overlapping IP addresses
- Dozens of overlapping VLAN spaces
- Ten orchestrators responsible for different service platforms
This combination is FusionLayer's definition of Software-Defined – unparalleled scale and service agility.
Network Team Benefits
Network Engineers are no longer required to manually provide IP addresses or network assignments from Excel spreadsheets or add hosts to DNS. Infinity allows the network team to provide DevOps with a unified REST API for all their network automation needs.
Better yet, by carrying out all IP addresses and network assignments through a single system, the network team gains real-time visibility into all the networks that they are responsible for – with role-based access control and full audit trails.
DevOps Team Benefits
DevOps teams can manage network assignments, IP addresses, DNS names, and other network-related parameters via REST API. The FusionLayer API simplifies network automation and application deployment in networks across on-premise, public cloud, and edge environments.
Regardless of where a given application workload is deployed, Infinity is the one-stop for all networking related queries. This streamlines workflow development and minimizes activation lead times.
By replacing outdated IP Address Management (IPAM) solutions with FusionLayer, our customers have saved multiple engineering person-years annually. This has commonly resulted in a Pay-Back Time of less than a year.
At the same time, Customers have experienced greater business agility. They are also able to comply with security standards such as PCI and best practices such as role-based access, full audit trails, and integration with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM).