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Men & Mice at Cisco Live 2019: Wired for Change

Posted by Men & Mice on 6/12/19 10:17 AM

We live in a software-defined world. Whether we talk about multicloud or DNS privacy, bits and bytes are sorted, sent, and protected using software.

Today’s enterprise and large scale organizations are looking for software overlay solutions that can maximize the value of their infrastructure investments while positioning for future innovation. Many of them also rely on Cisco.

New best practices

In one of the best attended  sessions of the ThinkTank track, Men & Mice North American Director of Sales Paul Terrill explored new best practices at Cisco Live in San Diego.

Paul's talk focused on how to adapt hybrid network strategies to take advantage of service-native features in all IP infrastructure solutions, whether on-premise, cloud or multicloud. The common pain points in adapting hybrid and multicloud network strategies resonated well with the audience: the potential loss of access control assignments, lost time and staff resources during migration processes, and compatibility hurdles between multiple services are all challenges today's network professionals encounter often.

This being Cisco Live, Paul explored the advantage of Cisco IOS DHCP against other solutions, as well as where most hybrid and multicloud migration strategies go off the rails. He finished with discussing the API-shyness of IT decision makers (and why they should embrace them instead) and why homegrown solutions are no longer acceptable.

View the slides from our presentation!

Everything has changed

Yet nothing’s different. At the end of the day, software-defined or not, data is still sent and received by computers and still goes through wires, switches, and routers. On-premise solutions still matter.

But compared to today, networking used to be simple. With the Internet of Things and Edge, networks fuel and permeate everything in our world (and soon, out of this world). 

To accommodate such explosive growth, innovations like cloud computing have grown in prominence at an exponential adoption rate. And with cloud technology maturing to meet the strict regulations of enterprise-level businesses, the way we think about networking has shifted.

In our journey to simplify and secure increasingly complex networks, we also have to be aware of the need for compatibility between on-premise and cloud services, and how that impacts our future network architecture choices.

Future-ready IP infrastructure solutions

Men & Mice continues to be a leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, as we've been for nearly three decades. We’ve worked with an industry-horizontal array of customers and gained deep insights into networking best practices as a result. We also recognize the widespread presence and critical importance of Cisco hardware in enterprise networks.

With products like Umbrella, Cisco is continuing to bring network infrastructure innovation to larger audiences. By utilizing the Men & Mice Suite with Umbrella, Cisco customers gain the advantage of being able to control internal DNS resolvers, numbering anywhere between dozens to hundreds, in one fell swoop. In addition, proper visibility quickly highlights servers not properly configured.

To learn more about the Men & Mice Suite, contact us or download your free trial below.

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Topics: Cisco Live, Cisco IOS, Paul Terrill

Men & Mice @ Cisco Live 2019: New Best Practices for Future-ready Hybrid and Multicloud Networks

Posted by Men & Mice on 6/5/19 11:28 AM

 

Cisco Live San Diego: we’re coming! Find us at booth 2234 for all your DNS, DHCP, and IPAM needs, plus sweet swag from Iceland!

Copy of Copy of Booth #2432Whether you’re attending Cisco Live or not, chances are your enterprise or large organization is well into developing or implementing its cloud strategy. Further, you’re likely capitalizing on a number of cloud services across multiple platforms.

This year at Cisco Live, we’ll have Paul Terrill, our North American Director of Sales Operations, taking the Think Tank stage for a look into what best practices you can adopt today to get your environment ready for the hybrid and multicloud networks of tomorrow.

With more than a decade of experience delivering software solutions that meet the diverse IP infrastructure needs of some of the world’s largest multinational enterprises and government organizations, Paul is an expert in identifying, and solving, large scale network management challenges.

Here’s a sneak peek at Paul’s talk.

Adopting best practices for a future-ready network

Scheduled for Monday, June 10, 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM, PDT, at SDCC - World of Solutions, Think Tank 2,  Paul’s talk will focus on the challenges organizations face in a cloud-native world, the solutions that transform networks into a future-ready state, and the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

During the session, Paul will explore new best practices and the advantages to adapting hybrid network strategies to take advantage of service-native features in all IP infrastructure solutions, whether on-premise, cloud or multicloud. Specific attention will be given to some of the common pain points in adapting hybrid and multicloud network strategies, such as the potential loss of access control assignments, lost time and staff resources during migration processes and compatibility hurdles between multiple services (and how to overcome them).

Additionally, Paul will describe in detail the advantage of Cisco IOS DHCP against other solutions, as well as where most hybrid and multicloud migration strategies go off the rails. He’ll also be speaking about why IT decision makers need not fear APIs (in fact, why they should embrace them) and why homegrown solutions are no longer acceptable.

Made with your infrastructure in mind

We understand the importance of visibility, control, automation, and security — and also how challenging those can be in complex, hybrid IP infrastructures. Men & Mice provides API-driven DNS, DHCP, and IPAM software solutions to global enterprise, education, and government organizations.

Men & Mice also recognizes the widespread presence and critical importance of Cisco hardware in enterprise networks. With products like Umbrella, Cisco is continuing to bring network infrastructure innovation to larger audiences. By utilizing the Men & Mice Suite with Umbrella, Cisco customers gain the advantage of being able to control internal DNS resolvers, numbering anywhere between dozens to hundreds, in one fell swoop. In addition, proper visibility quickly highlights servers not properly configured.

Questions?

While in San Diego next week, come and listen to Paul’s talk, and/or visit us at booth 2234 throughout the event. You’re welcome to fire away with whatever questions come to mind - our experts will be on hand to help you solve your unique enterprise networking pain points.

Topics: DNS, Cisco Live, hybrid network, Cisco IOS, multicloud

Men & Mice @ Cisco Live 2019: Hybrid and Multicloud Transition

Posted by Men & Mice on 5/3/19 12:01 PM

 

Men & Mice @ Cisco Live 2019

menmice_clus2019_2234Like with previous years, Men & Mice will return to Cisco Live in San Diego, June 10-13, 2019.

Cisco solutions are a staple of the networking world. Their hardware and software services are present in almost every enterprise, creating security and efficiencies for almost every aspect of network management. They’re also a treasure trove of research and know-how, which is why so many of today's large-scale organizations continue to rely on Cisco (and Men & Mice). 

Cisco Live events are a must-attend for anyone making decisions about network innovations and transformations. 

Network growth, fueled in part by the Internet of Things and Edge computing that permeates nearly everything in our world (and soon, out of this world), is dependent on innovations to both on-premise and cloud solutions to increase resilience and uptime.  Cloud's accelerated adoption rates can likely be attributed, in part, to its maturity, meeting the strict regulations of enterprise-grade businesses, enabling implementation of nimble hybrid and multicloud infrastructure strategies to be fast-tracked.

Adding a highly compatible network overlay software, opens significant opportunities for network managers and architects to use the best-in-class services that are right for them, while leveraging the native features in both their on-premise and cloud solutions, gaining more out of their investments and positioning their network for future transition and innovation. 

Join us for our Best Practices Think Tank Session

Monday,  June 10 2019 at 3:30pm PDT

This year at Cisco Live, Paul Terrill, Men & Mice’s Director of Sales Operations, North America, will also take to the Think Tank stage to discuss New Best Practices for Future-Ready Hybrid and Multicloud Network Strategies. This session will explore new best practices and the advantages to adapting hybrid network strategies to take advantage of service-native features in all IP infrastructure solutions, whether on-premise, cloud or multicloud.

Beyond our talk, Cisco Live is also a great opportunity for us to connect with customers, old and new, and catch up on discussions with the most prominent minds of our industry.

Click here to find out more, or book a time at Cisco Live that suits you for meeting up with sales engineers from Men & Mice. Alternatively, just stop by booth #2234, any day from June 10th to June 13th, and stock up on great networking. (And nice goodies!)

 

Topics: Cisco Live

Men and Mice @ Cisco Live: Intuitive IT through intuitive DNS

Posted by Men & Mice on 6/5/18 8:00 AM

Visibility in DNS management is more important than ever. As networks become increasingly hybrid and migrate to cloud environments, managing multiple vendor systems and consoles adds new complexities to enterprise DNS management.

Men & Mice minimizes these complexities, reducing network vulnerability by unifying distributed DNS networks in one management console, additionally filtering activity through audit trails for full visibility and reporting.

We're excited to exhibit at Cisco Live (#CLUS) again this year to showcase how intuitive IT benefits from intuitive DNS. 

We're looking forward to showcasing what's changed since we visited Cisco Live last year:

  • We released version 8.3 of the Men & Mice Suite with unprecedented stability, performance and scalability.
  • We introduced xDNS for multi-vendor DNS management in the cloud.
  • We doubled the size of our service team to better cater to our customers. 
  • We added Live Demo capabilities to menandmice.com and streamlined our customer on-boarding process.

Visit us at Cisco Live! We'll be at booth #1113.

 Book appointment

Visit us to learn how to get DNS network visibility and manage complex DNS infrastructure with ease.

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Topics: Cisco Live, External DNS, hybrid network, DNS events

Win a trip to Iceland at Cisco Live, San Diego

Posted by Men & Mice on 6/10/15 9:04 PM

Lucky winner of the 1st Men & Mice "Win a trip to Iceland" at is Arshad Usmani from Wipro Limited.

On the last day, in front of a crowd of Cisco attendees, we drew the 2nd winner of a trip to Iceland. Strangely enough Arshad's friend from Wipro Limited, Mr. Piyush Trikha is the lucky winner!

Men & Mice welcomes them both to beautiful Iceland.

 

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Topics: Cisco Live

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