BiB 067: Custom APIs For Business Logic With BlueCat Gateway

Ethan Banks posted a new episodes of the Briefings in Brief podcast highlighting BlueCat Networks, which he saw at Networking Field Day last month. This episode highlight BlueCat Gateway, a way for businesses to make custom APIs specific to their business for BlueCat’s DDI platform. This lives as an easy to deploy Docker image, with a community-driven GitHub repository to share successful workflows. For Ethan, this kind of community engagement is critical for success of an API-driven solution.

DNS: More Than Just Name Resolution

Kevin Blackburn was a delegate at Networking Field Day last month, and clearly was intrigued by what he heard from BlueCat Networks. During their presentation, the company showed how DNS can be more than simple name resolution. This involves using it for threat protection and utilizing as a store of a single source of networking truth. For Kevin, this was some next-level DNS.

When Is It Not Always DNS?

During their recent Networking Field Day presentation, BlueCat Networks posited that DNS is unreliable because it was never designed to actually be reliable. Tom Hollingsworth looks at the security implications of this, and the merits of BlueCat’s unified DNS, DHCP and IPAM platform.

BlueCat: DNS, DDI + Visibility and Workflow Automation

In this post, Pete Welcher continues his excellent look at the presenters from Networking Field Day earlier this month. Looking at BlueCat Networks, he thought they made an interesting case for their managed DNS and IPAM address management solution. Though DNS and DDI can be seen as somewhat commodified, BlueCat argued that DNS provides network visibility, while DDI can serve as a single source of truth. Both are seen as vital for business workflow automation.

DNS Is A Chump!

Al Rasheed was one of the delegates at our Networking Field Day event last week, and got to hear from BlueCat Networks. The company provides enterprise DNS solutions to provide visibility, an automation framework, and agility without compromising on security.

Disrupting DDI @ Networking Field Day (In Tweets)

BlueCat Networks shared a blog post detailing their team’s experience as a first time Tech Field Day presenter. The company broke down how they are innovating on the traditional query and answer nature of DNS. The delegates were impressed how BlueCat offers DNS, DHCP, IPAM services combined into a single source of truth. They then showed how this can have major implications for network automation.

Anticipating Network Field Day 19 (NFD19)

The inimitable Pete Welcher returns as a Networking Field Day delegate next month. In this post, he previews the presenting companies. The roster is stacked for the event, including networking stalwarts like Cisco and Riverbed, emerging startups like Barefoot Network, Apstra, and Illumio, and those that Pete wants to see more from like Silver Peak, Kentik, and Bluecat Networks. You can catch all their presentation on our live stream during the event.