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Flexiant Blog Private IP address space management: Self-serve management tools to distribute and assign IP addresses

For some cloud customers, it is important for end customers to have self-serve management tools that help them to distribute and assign IP addresses even for their private networks. With Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator's network orchestration, service providers benefit from not having to touch their network equipment whenever their customers request a new network - whether public or private. While the IP address space management for public networks has been a key feature for long, now service providers can offer their customers the ability to choose, assign and manage their own subnets also for their private networks. The fully automated private IP address space management enables customers to create private networks and add a subnet to it. Capabilities available include: The subnet creation form allows service provider customers to specify what IP subnet they want to use, and whether they want the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to also assign a default gateway. When creating Network Interface Controllers (NICs) sitting on a private network, customers have the ability to select the specific IP address that they want to be assigned. Customers can monitor the usage of the whole subnet, seeing what IP addresses are in use and which ones are not. Why is this useful? Due to IPv4 address shortages, private networks are increasingly used. If these are frequently used by a service provider, the ability to automate the management is key to enjoy a fully functional cloud infrastructure service. Moreover, private backend networks (e.g. hosting databases) and, best practice enterpriseRead MoreThe post Private IP address space management: Self-serve management tools to distribute and assign IP addresses appeared first on Cloud Management Software and Cloud Orchestration Software | Flexiant.

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