Quick, name the most important server in your network –
Those are all important no doubt, but your DNS servers are probably the most critical to your network operations. Imagine you were traveling within a foreign country you had never visited before and the area was totally void of road signs or traffic directionals. Imagine you had no map or GPS navigational system to guide you. Most likely the trip would be a disaster as you would end up seeing very little of the country at all. In a similar fashion, DNS is the roadmap of your enterprise. Without it, productivity would come to a virtual halt as users and computer devices would be unable to locate critical infrastructure and resources.
DNS is the roadmap of your enterprise. We often think of DNS as an Internet service, but even within the confines of a traditional LAN, its services are essential to network operations. Without DNS, users would not be able to locate servers that host the data files, printers and other resources they need to perform their jobs.
Your organization is not an island into itself. It was created to serve its customers and in many cases it cohesively works with designated partners. Once again, it is DNS that provides this level of interoperability.
As important as DNS has been for the traditional LAN for over two decades, the critical sustenance of DNS is heightened further with today’s hybrid IT models. Today’s enterprise is comprised of servers and digital services that encompass the globe. In addition, the users within these organizations are scattered throughout the world, as are the customers within the global markets that companies service today. Hybrid networks are interwoven fabrics of public and private clouds and DNS is the invisible force that provides the underlying support for all of it. As important as DNS was to your on-premise network a decade ago, consider the magnitude of its significance in the global conglomerations of enterprises today.
One of the attractive facets of hybrid IT is the simplicity of it for both users and IT personnel alike. Beneath this simplicity is a highly complicated framework that boasts far more complexity than the legacy on premise LAN of yesteryear. The ability to effortlessly navigate through this maze of intricacy requires an enhanced DNS system designed to handle hybrid IT. Some of the required features of DNS systems today include the following:
The fact is that today’s networks can no longer dependably function with legacy DNS. Instead, your enterprise needs a DNS built for the expansiveness and complexity of the hybrid networks of today.
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