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Scalable, flexible IPv4/IPv6 address management solutions

BT Diamond IP offers the most flexible, scalable and comprehensive IPAM solutions on the market today. Each member of the BT Diamond IP leadership team has been actively engaged within the IPAM industry for over a decade. Having implemented many time saving features within an intuitive web user interface, customers are able to organise their IPAM data on their own terms using BT Diamond IP’s patented container feature. One of the major things learned over the years is that no two customers structure their IP networks nor manage them in the same way, so BT Diamond IP developed the most flexible IPAM solutions available on the market today.

BT DIP graphic 400wIP addresses are among the basic necessities for the very operation of an IP network. Managing your IP address space allows you to maximise the efficiency of not only the utilisation of these precious resources but of your staff time in properly assigning relevant IP addresses and configuring corresponding Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers. DHCP automates the assignment of an IP address to a device, such as a laptop, mobile phone, ipad, etc., while DNS enables simpler navigation for IP applications by translating names used by humans into corresponding IP addresses used by devices. IPAM serves as the foundation of your IP network and reliable, effective IPAM is required to support network services initiatives like BYOD, VoIP, mobility, cloud computing, DNSSEC and more.

BT Diamond IP deliver powerful, comprehensive IPAM solutions encompassing: IP block and subnet management, DNS and DHCP management and DNSSEC management. BT Diamond IP’s IPAM solutions enable enterprises and service providers to dramatically improve their overall IT operational efficiencies and service levels by automating IPv4 and IPv6 address management with DNS and DHCP server configurations. In addition, BT Diamond IP are the only IPAM provider offering IPAM solutions with the most delivery choices: appliance, software, virtual and managed service solutions that offer unsurpassed reliability, scalability and visibility for exceptional control over complex IP networks. BT Diamond IP support the most common DNS/DHCP servers including Microsoft, Cisco, BIND and ISC. This highly flexible and scalable solution enables companies to model, configure and manage their IP name and address space the way they want to.

Manage IP address blocks, subnets, pools, IP addresses, DNS zones and resource records

One cannot define DHCP pools and DNS information in a vacuum. This information must correlate directly with the overall IP address plan. An assigned DHCP address must be relevant to the subnet on which the connecting device is accessing the network. DNS information must correlate to the current IP addresses assigned to each device. The IP address planning process enables an administrator to first carve up an IPv4 block like 10.0.0.0/8 or 2001:db8::/48 into subblocks and subnets in an organised, logical manner. Assigning subnets outside of this hierarchical process can result in network inefficiencies and wasted IP address space. For example, when allocating a new subnet, several factors must be considered: you need to identify address space that is available for assignment, that rolls up from a block aggregation perspective, that maps to address space set aside for the particular application in question (VoIP, wireless, etc.) and that has not been reserved by someone else for some purpose. Applying this logic using a spreadsheet is cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. And the impacts of a mistaken assignment can lead to network downtime.

BT Diamond IP’s IP address management (IPAM) solutions streamline the management of the entire IP address lifecycle. BT Diamond IP’s patented container feature is just one innovation they’ve brought to market to allow you to organise your IP address space according to your topology. Allocate blocks and subnets with a mouse click without trying to calculate binary or hexadecimal subnet allocations. And at the same time, automate DHCP pool creation for allocated subnets as well as DNS forward and reverse domains and resource records. In fact you can allocate multiple subnets, each with address assignments, pool definitions, DNS domains and resource records with a single mouse click! Do you need to plan for that new retail store? Mouse click. Need to allocate a new service node? Mouse click. Consolidating a branch office? Mouse click. BT Diamond IP solutions streamline your IP address management processes and virtually eliminate errors and provisioning time.

BT Diamond IP’s products not only simplify the process but facilitate effective management of IP address space in accordance with business demands. A robust database repository provides a consistent view of your entire IP address space. Replication and redundancy features across their products help you achieve your business continuity objectives. Features such as reporting, auditing, discovery, reclaim, and administrator delegation are just a few of the additional product functions that help you save time and money.

Centralised IP address management with multi-vendor DNS-DHCP support

In this era of “doing more with less,” enterprise IT administrators must exploit technology to gain operating efficiencies, deliver products or services and support global expansion initiatives. To meet business demands and end-user requirements, IT departments have to support an ever growing set of new technologies and applications without compromising their distributed network’s availability, reliability and security – all while delivering an excellent return on investment.

BT Diamond IP understands the difficulties and importance of efficiently managing distributed IP networks. As a result, they provide IP solutions that offer greater control, enhanced performance and outstanding value.

Power and Flexibility

BT Diamond IP’s IP address management (IPAM) solutions support the entire lifecycle of an IP address, enabling cohesive and simplified management of IP address space, subnets, individual address assignment and DNS and DHCP. They offer unsurpassed flexibility in configuration, design and service delivery for greater control over your network. You’ll receive all of the benefits from an advanced, fully integrated IPv4/IPv6 solution that supports multivendor (ISC/BIND/Microsoft/CNR) environments without having to swap out your entire network. Flexible service options provide you with the tools to control and manage your network under your own terms.

Productivity

Save time and resources and reduce entry errors by integrating the IP address planning process with complex downstream DNS and DHCP server configuration procedures. Policies and templates enable consistent application of configuration settings across multiple DNS and DHCP servers to minimise duplicate entries and improve productivity.

Reliability

All components of BT Diamond IP’s solutions can be deployed in redundant configurations, often with multiple levels of redundancy, which provides maximum availability and reliability. With centralised management of IP address space and distributed DNS/DHCP servers, rapid reconfiguration of servers can be achieved for network recovery after unplanned outages or during planned reconfigurations.

Security

BT Diamond IP’s automated services configurations help you secure your network by reducing errors and improving control over your IP addresses and DNS/DHCP server configurations. Administrator controls prevent unauthorised access to your data by offering multi-level, hierarchical, user access. In addition, their appliance solutions are designed with a hardened OS, minimizing access and exposure to attacks.

Return on Investment

BT Diamond IP are committed to providing value to their clients and ensuring their solutions meet your technical, operational and financial requirements. BT Diamond IP’s solutions add value by reducing time and errors associated with IP address allocation, assignment, tracking, troubleshooting and reporting. Additionally, they offer integrated support for IPv4 and IPv6 and all BIND features to help protect your investment in current infrastructure and future addressing deployments. When combined, these benefits typically provide a ROI of well over 150%.

Visibility

BT Diamond IP’s centralised approach provides a single, comprehensive view of your entire IP network for managing IP address blocks, subnets, address assignments and associated DNS and DHCP services and configurations. Their reporting tools provide address utilisation trending and forecasting to help you proactively manage your IP address capacity.

Scalable, flexible IPAM solutions with powerful APIs facilitate OSS integration

BT Diamond IP’s solutions are used by the largest service providers throughout the world. For more than 10 years they have helped Telecom Service Providers gain greater control, visibility and performance over their networks. As convergence to IP services such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and Universal Communications and Collaboration (UCC) accelerates, the volume of IP addresses on your network intensifies your need for flawless IP address management (IPAM). If customers are not able to obtain an IP address, or if name resolution problems affect connectivity, the service desk phones will ring. Proactive and effective IP address management is critical to minimising your exposure to such customer-affecting events. And, if a transition to IPv6 is in your future, you will need an integrated IPAM system that supports both IPv4 and IPv6 technology. BT Diamond IP solutions ensure you are able to successfully manage all IP-related activities flawlessly.

Centralised Control

BT Diamond IP’s software and appliance solutions support the entire lifecycle of an IP address, enabling cohesive and simplified management of IPv4 and IPv6 address space, subnets, individual address assignment, DNS, and DHCP in one integrated solution. Their web services XML/SOAP API facilitates inter-system provisioning and streamlined workflow. It also provides a system callout mechanism to initiate system-driven actions, such as updating Internet Registries upon address allocation. Integrated thresholds and alerts enable proactive address capacity management to maximize the performance of your IP assets. The centralised management of your IP space provides high reliability and rapid reconfiguration of servers for network recovery after unplanned outages or during planned reconfigurations.

Flexibility and Scalability

BT Diamond IP’s award-winning solutions were designed with the client in mind. Their solutions can be delivered via software, appliances or a combination of the two, depending on your network topology and management requirements. BT Diamond IP’s advanced technology platform fully integrates IPv4/IPv6 address management to help clients plan and prepare their IPv6 migration and is scalable to tens of millions of IP addresses. The container mechanism helps you organise IP address space according to your network topology and router associations. For DNS/DHCP requirements, BT Diamond IP’s solutions configure and manage their “Sapphire” range of appliances, as well as stock ISC/BIND/Microsoft servers, so you don’t need to swap out your DNS/DHCP infrastructure to migrate to a next-generation IPAM solution.

Fully Integrated IPv4/IPv6 Technology

BT Diamond IP’s solutions fully integrate IPv4 and IPv6 to help you seamlessly transition from one technology to the other. We provide a complete, top-down solution for managing IPv4/IPv6 address assignment, with pool monitoring, utilisation tracking and creation and deployment of multi-vendor DNS/DHCP configurations. Their enhanced planning and reporting capabilities allow you to effectively manage your current addressing requirements, while simultaneously planning for the future. With our solutions and experience, we can help your organisation successfully prepare for and begin your transition to IPv6 technology.

Visibility and Security

BT Diamond IP’s centralised approach enhances your ability to manage IP address blocks and subnets, assign addresses and configure associated DNS and/or DHCP services. This improved control reduces errors that may open gaps in your network security. A multilayer discovery  process enables security managers to investigate alerts for rogue devices. In addition, the “Sapphire” appliance solutions are designed with a hardened OS, minimising access and exposure to attacks.

Return On Investment

BT Diamond IP is a global leader in IP Address Management because of their technical expertise and the value they provide to their clients. Their products reduce the time associated with IP address allocation, assignment, tracking, troubleshooting and reporting, which reduces the costs associated with network management. Additionally, BT Diamond IP’s IPAM solutions protect your infrastructure investment by supporting IPv4 and IPv6 as well as all BIND 8 & 9 features. These benefits combined translate to a ROI of 150% or more.

DOCSIS Firmware Management

For cable operators, BT Diamond IP’s market-leading ImageControl software enables MSOs to discover, inventory, and upgrade firmware on CPE devices on their networks. It supports DOCSIS and Euro-DOCSIS based devices including cable modems, MTAs, and other DOCSIS compliant devices. The discovery feature enables operators to inventory and audit devices on the network, stage and schedule CPE firmware updates, and automate upgrades of device firmware. Several other features including brick thresholds, reporting, update pre-requisites and more have led ImageControl to DOCSIS firmware management market leadership.


Next Steps

Review: BT Diamond IP – IPControl IPAM Software features and capabilities

Review: BT Diamond IP – Sapphire Appliance Range

Download: BT Diamond IP Brochure (PDF)

Getting started with BT Diamond IP is simple. No matter what stage in the process you are at, Calleva Networks can enable you with the resources you need to help Evaluate, Design and Deploy your BT Diamond IP infrastructure.

Evaluate: Request an on-line demo or evaluation copy for your own Proof of Concept.

Design: We will create a design overview so you can assess the deployment choices.

Deploy: Utilise our professional services to assist with the deployment and migration from your current environment.

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