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“The more you know” -- Men & Mice @ VMWorld 2019

Posted by Men & Mice on 8/5/19 3:45 AM

The more you knowNetworks, like businesses, are all about relationships. It's relationships that transform individual strengths into greater cumulative benefits. To build such relationships between locations, platforms, and vendors, businesses need to facilitate communication.

That’s what the Men & Mice Suite does.

The Men & Mice Suite is a software-defined and API-driven management overlay for complex Network IP infrastructures. Version 9.2, released earlier this year, brought advanced workflow and reporting features to streamline operations and eliminate bottlenecks while preserving the signature visibility and ease of use.

Freedom of movement in diverse networks

The Men & Mice Suite’s ability to bulk migrate DNS zones and DHCP scopes, implement role-based authorizations, as well as access to both streamlined management interfaces and comprehensive APIs (REST, SOAP and JSON-RPC) eliminates many of the complexities inherent in today's large-scale networks, while mitigating vulnerabilities stemming from DNS failures such as configuration errors and DDoS attacks.

To protect networks further, the Men & Mice Suite's xDNS Redundancy™ feature provides a level of abstraction to build automation, eliminate human error, and remove conflicting DNS service provider platform complexities (e.g. incompatible APIs), all through centralized views for organizational and structural visibility.

All your networks, managed as one

The cross-platform functionality of the Men & Mice Suite v9.2 for DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) operations targets complex enterprise networks. These typically hybrid and multi-cloud networks make use of either multiple cloud (cloud native) vendors or a combination of on-prem and cloud (hybrid) services.

The Men & Mice Suite is compatible with best-in-class on-premise and cloud services such as Unix/Linux, Windows, and Cisco IOS. It’s able to manage DNS in BIND, Microsoft DNS, Azure DNS, Unbound, Amazon Route 53, Dyn, NS1, PowerDNS, and Akamai Fast DNS; control DHCP in ISC DHCP, ISC Kea, and Microsoft DHCP; as well as IPAM with AWS, Azure, OpenStack, Layer 3, Active Directory and vRealize Orchestrator.

The Men & Mice Suite v9.2 offers an integrated management approach, enhancing visibility across network resources and providing secure monitoring of all network spaces. It can be deployed quickly and non-intrusively, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or across multiple cloud environments to manage millions of IP addresses and DNS records, and provide API connections for  thousands of users for automation and provisioning.

Make complexity an asset

The Men & Mice Suite simplifies complex challenges arising from the adoption of partial - or migration to  full - cloud computing capabilities. Customers can eliminate the dangers of creating overlapping network spaces on different platforms by utilizing consolidated views in the unified management console, and save valuable staff time by automating through the reliable, compatible APIs.

It leverages an organization’s existing infrastructure investment, and facilitates smooth integration with new resources. By streamlining the migration and management of a large number of DNS zones through cloud-native features to monitor changes to DNS made outside of the Men & Mice Suite, it greatly improves synchronization of DNS data from cloud providers. 

Granular access control and system health monitoring helps to mitigate costly network security disruptions while integration with both cloud vendors and on-premise network segments unifies monitoring, managing, migrating and authorizing operations across distributed network environments. Additionally, the Men & Mice Suite v9.2 is available through licensing and subscription payment plans to meet the needs of the diverse organizations using the Men & Mice solution.  

Let us help you: find us at VMWorld

The ROI for integrated DDI solutions such as the Men & Mice Suite is largely comprised of two distinct cost-savers: mitigating downtime and optimizing network management efficiency by cutting OPEX. 

Men & Mice has been helping businesses to synchronize data across their diverse networks, avoid vendor lock-in, migrate between services as needed, modernize, diversify and capitalize on compatibility with cloud-native functionality in cloud services. Customers turn to Men & Mice to align network architecture and operations with business logic and policy for more intelligent, future-ready infrastructure.

Migrate your networks to the future with Men & Mice: visit us at VMWorld in San Francisco between August 25th to 29th at Booth #2033.



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