Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Georgia Tech Teams with BlueCat Networks to Develop World’s First Virtual IPAM Test Lab

(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlueCat Networks, the IPAM Intelligence Company™, yesterday announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has purchased BlueCat’s Proteus IP Address Management (IPAM) solution and has teamed with BlueCat to develop the world’s first Virtual IPAM Test Laboratory. Situated on the university’s Atlanta, Georgia, campus, the Test Laboratory will collaborate with BlueCat to guide the development of BlueCat’s recently announced virtual IPAM, DNS and DHCP technologies. BlueCat will be working with a Georgia Tech team to test and scale an “IPAM Think Tank.”

“Initially, we are excited to be able to use the lab to test our own virtual environment, but ultimately it will be used to test the limits of IP address management in a virtual environment,” explained Ron Hutchins, Chief Technology Officer at Georgia Tech. “Strategically, Georgia Tech is very keen to stay on the leading edge of IPAM and DNS/DHCP development, and we are proud to be a partner in an effort to drive future innovations.”

Developed for organizations that have implemented a virtual infrastructure, BlueCat’s virtual appliances will enhance the market-leading IPAM and DNS/DHCP functionality of BlueCat’s physical solutions by making it easier than ever before for organizations to accelerate software deployment and simplify management, while leveraging their existing investment in virtual infrastructure. Organizations will now be able to rapidly provision DNS/DHCP for capacity handling and relocate DNS/DHCP services from one server to another for disaster recovery support – all without having to install any additional physical systems. BlueCat’s virtual appliances are available for download at

“The $1.7 billion virtualization market is growing rapidly worldwide because it provides the simplest and most cost-effective method of consolidating multiple systems,” said Dean Del Vecchio, Regional Director, BlueCat Networks. “’IPAM goes Virtual™’ is a huge focus for BlueCat and we have leveraged our position as the leader in IPAM, DNS and DHCP solutions to develop true virtual appliances that will make it simple for organizations to save power, reduce operating costs and accelerate software deployment,” Del Vecchio continued. “BlueCat is fully committed to the virtualization market, and is proud to work with the prestigious Georgia Tech to develop a unique Test Lab focused on maximizing the capabilities of virtual IPAM, DNS and DHCP technologies.”

The proliferation of such technology as VoIP, Virtualization, RFID, Wireless and IPv6 is making it impossible for organizations to continue managing IP addresses with spreadsheets and homegrown solutions. BlueCat’s market-leading solutions integrate with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Active Directory to completely eliminate network accessibility problems by making it simple and secure for administrators to centrally deploy, manage, monitor and audit IP addresses across an entire organization from a single web-based interface.

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