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Infoblox Insight

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 17, 2015  |  1 Comment

Note: Gary Spivak contributed to this blog

We have a new research note format called a vendor insight (VI), and its purpose is to dig deeper into certain aspects than other research allows. The Vendor Insight template looks at the market capabilities of a particular company, along with an in-depth review of their financial status. Last year, we profiled Splunk in this research format.

Meanwhile, we get a lot client calls about Infoblox, who is a major force in the DDI market, so we just published this:

Vendor Insight: Infoblox, DDI and More, http://www.gartner.com/document/2979319

Summary: I&O leaders are looking at Infoblox based on its leadership in the DNS, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Internet Protocol address management market, as well as network automation. Ask the right questions and gather financial insight to determine whether Infoblox is right for your enterprise.

Just a few of the things we cover in the research include:  Where and why does Infoblox win, and/or lose?  Who are the other players/competitors in the market? Is there room for DDI market to expand? Further, Infoblox also has security and network automation solutions, where does that fit into their story? Here’s a quick snippet from the note, which includes key questions potential buyers should ask Infoblox:

  1. What are three key differentiators of Infoblox’s solution versus leading and lower-cost competitors, and how can they benefit my organization specifically (i.e., functionally, operationally or financially)?
  2. How does Infoblox recommend that I migrate from my current DDI solutions, and what assistance can Infoblox provide to ease the transition (include specific costs, milestones and timeframes)?
  3. Can Infoblox provide existing DDI reference accounts that are relevant to my organization in the following areas:
    • References that reside in my geographic region
    • References that have a similar size and scale of IP addresses and DNS entries under management
    • References that are in my vertical market
  4. What is the five-year total cost of ownership (TCO) of Infoblox’s solution in my environment, including hardware, software, licensing, maintenance, management, security, implementation/migration, training and support? (Do not include operating expenditure [opex] savings derived from anticipated staffing changes in my environment.)

Regards, Andrew (and Gary)

Category: ddi  just-published  

Tags: automation  infoblox  

Andrew Lerner
Research Vice President
4 years at Gartner
19 years IT Industry

Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research. He covers enterprise networking, including data center, campus and WAN with a focus on emerging technologies (SDN, SD-WAN, and Intent-based networking). Read Full Bio


Thoughts on Infoblox Insight


  1. Larkin Bullard says:

    I cannot access the attached document containing your analysis without paying $500.



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