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Today, every business environment is leveraging the operational benefits of virtualization. While server and desktop virtual machines (VMs) benefit the business, their presence increases the demand for IP addresses thus adding to the management burden. Manual IP address management in today’s fast-paced, virtualized environments is not only enormously time consuming but prone to human error. And, as we shall see, the cost of home-grown automated IP address management can be substantial and have its own problems and limitations.

Tolly evaluated two ROI studies conducted by EfficientIP customers and detailed the results later in this paper. In one case, a large customer with some 60,000 IP addresses under management calculated its potential savings when moving to EfficientIP. In another, a smaller customer with some 8,800 IP addresses under management projected its savings.

Implementing EfficientIP’s solution delivered benefits that included:

  • Scalability to support large remote sites’ infrastructure
  • Automation of IPAM with DNS & DHCP (thus limiting risk of error)
  • Dramatic time & cost savings
  • Increased network service continuity
  • Ease of use

EfficientIP commissioned Tolly to analyze deployment characteristics of actual customers and, applying Tolly’s knowledge and existing research, analyze and outline project ROI scenarios based on customer needs and tasks.

Read the EfficientIP SmartDDI ROI White Paper at http://www.tolly.com/DocDetail.aspx?DocNumber=216151

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