Enterprises are embarking on digital transformation to improve business outcomes. This includes updating their network infrastructure at remote locations and branch offices. Cloud and softwaredefined technologies are proving crucial to this transformation. The adoption of SD-WAN by enterprises is driving demand for simpler, more efficient connectivity between branch locations and applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, placed in the cloud. Remote connectivity to these applications depends on fast and reliable core network services—DNS, DHCP and IP address management, collectively known as DDI.
Legacy DDI management solutions, however, are too complex and rigid for the demands of cloud-based application delivery. In order for organizations to fully realize the benefits of digital transformation at remote sites requires the something new—software-defined DDI. By virtualizing and containerizing core network services, software-defined DDI (SD-DDI) simplifies and optimizes the network experience by extending the efficiencies of software-defined networking (SDN) and SD-WAN for branch office users connecting to cloud applications.