Barclays Bank deploys Infoblox IP address management to reduce network downtime


Barclays Bank deploys Infoblox IP address management to reduce network downtime

Jenny Williams

The investment division of Barclays Bank has deployed network infrastructure automation firm Infoblox's IP address management platform across its global network to reduce network downtime.

Infoblox claims its IPAM platform reduces network downtime to improve service reliability by simplifying IP address management, increasing reliability of domain name system (DNS) and IP address assignment (DHCP) services as well as automating error-prone network infrastructure-related tasks.

Jim Ditmore, CIO at Barclays Bank, said the company has standardised on the Infoblox IPAM platform.

"Network downtime for us can directly translate to risk of financial loss; as a result, our standard criteria for reliability, security and manageability are very high," said Jim Ditmore.

"Infoblox is the only IPAM solution that has met and exceeded those criteria. Not only does the platform help us deliver essential network services flawlessly, it has helped us realise many efficiencies and scale with a keen focus on automating mundane tasks and increasing visibility and control," Ditmore added.

Infoblox recently launched its IPv6 resource centre, aimed at providing IT departments with IPv6 tutorials, best practice and training.

The Internet Society is urging organisations to support IPv6 addresses in face of IPv4 addresses running out.

World IPv6 Day in June 2011 aimed to publicise the new internet addressing scheme.

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