TCPWave is currently
offering a free Virtual Machine that runs DNS software an a beta
IPAM VM for DDI management. Running DNS in a virtual machine has
been simplified with the TCPWave's virtual machine. The ease of
deployment, consolidation of servers, cost reduction and the ability
to run DNS in an extremely secured fashion are some of the main
advantages that TCPWave brings with its free and commercial DNS
Server Consolidation: Organizations maintain
and manage a growing number of applications and services, which
often run on their own servers or dedicated appliances. Dedicated
appliances provide customers with a secure solution that combines
the operating system and application into one easy to use server.
However, in most cases, these appliances are using only a fraction
of their overall capacity, leaving untapped resources unavailable to
the rest of the network. TCPWave’s hardened virtual appliances
give customers all the benefits of a dedicated physical appliance,
but with the added advantage of allowing customers to consolidate
multiple servers in a virtual environment, thereby improving
security, maximizing the server utilization and minimizing the
Decrease Footprint: Physical space comes at a
premium and is very costly to organizations. As networks have grown,
so has the space needed to accommodate the servers and appliances
that run the networks. In order to reduce the space needed in a data
center, organizations need to reduce their server footprint.
TCPWave’s virtual appliances eliminate the need for customers
to deploy physical servers, which only increase the data center
footprint. By deploying TCPWave’s virtual appliances,
customers benefit from reduction in costly data center real estate
and energy consumption.
Ease of Deployment
Ease of Deployment: Virtual appliances are much
more easily deployed than physical appliances. Removing the need to
mount and rack actual servers, TCPWave’s virtual appliances
provide customers with an easily installed virtual instance that can
be loaded and initiated in a matter of minutes. As organizations
grow their business, new virtual appliances can be deployed quickly
to accommodate the additional capacity required.
Disaster Recovery : Virtual appliances provide
an additional layer of disaster recovery with hardware independence.
The disaster recovery will be much faster than a hardware appliance
based solution since restart times of virtual appliances are only a
fraction of that of physical servers. Virtual appliances can be
migrated from one physical server to another without downtime to
optimize workloads or facilitate zero downtime maintenance. The
built-in resiliency of virtualization solutions enable quick and
accurate automatic disaster recovery. The ability to easily create
virtual appliance labs enables organizations to test and maintain a
disaster recovery process with little effort.
TCPWave’s DNS virtual appliances are based on
alternate technologies, which are not ISC based. Combining
TCPWave’s secure operating system with email or Intelligent
Anycast DNS, NTP and TFTP provides customers with a virtual
appliance that can be easily deployed and maintained. The table
below compares the two different types of virtual machines that
TCPWave offers to its clients. Contact us to learn more.