IP address management (IPAM)

IP address management (IPAM) is a means of planning, tracking, and managing the Internet Protocol address space used in a network.

IPAM integrates DNS and DHCP so that each is aware of changes in the other (for instance DNS knowing of the IP address taken by a client via DHCP, and updating itself accordingly).

IPAM tools are increasingly important as new IPv6 networks are deployed with larger address pools, different subnetting techniques, and more complex 128-bit hexadecimal numbers which are not as easily human-readable as IPv4 addresses.

  • EfficientIP – IPAM

    by Efficient IP

    EfficientIP provide hardware & software appliances to manage IP addressing schemas and to deliver DNS/DHCP services in a fully integrated solution. EfficientIP brings a new approach to managing IPAM, DNS and DHCP services at the architecture level with Plug-and-Play technologies to deliver secured and highly available services. Unlike products from most competitors, multiple services can all be run on a single unit.

  • Bluecat – IPAM

    by BlueCat

    BlueCat Networks is an industry-leading provider of IPAM solutions. BlueCat supports integration of DNS and DHCP services, as well as overlay support for Microsoft DNS/DHCP services via its Address Manager appliances. Products are available as virtual or physical appliances, and can also be run on existing network infrastructure, including the Citrix NetScaler SDX ADP, and routers from Cisco and HP

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    Matt Williams - IT Business Delivery Manager,
    UK Bus, FirstGroup PLC