Core Network Services

Every business infrastructure must be powerfully supported by core network services, which enable all network interactions.

All components of the entire network connect back to core network services. M247 is uniquely capable of satisfying today’s complex enterprise vital core network requirements.
As a base, we provide the three critical network services, collectively called DDI. DDI is an abbreviation for DNS-DHCP-IPAM:

DNS is short for Domain Name System, which is the naming system for devices or other resources connected either to a private network or to the internet. DNS takes each of the participating entities and associates them with assigned domain names. These names, easily understood and remembered by humans, are then translated to numerical IP (Internet Protocol) addresses needed for identifying and locating computer devices and services.

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol used on IP networks. A DHCP server makes it possible for computers to automatically request IP addresses and networking parameters. The server dynamically assigns an IP address to each network device, enabling them to communicate with other IP networks. Without a DHCP server, a network administrator must manually assign IP addresses to network devices.

IPAM stands for IP Address Management. It is a methodology for planning andmanaging the use and assignment of IP addresses and related resources of acomputer network. It usually doesn’t provide DNS and DHCP services—it manages information that these provide.

M247 completely supports today’s enterprise complex DDI demands. We make it possible to view all of your network assets in one place, managing from a single console. We’re capable of centralizing on-site DDI services while integrating networks with visualization and cloud platforms. We make it possible to manage DDI in the cloud, and improving remote and branch location networking.
Another core network service, vital to network operations, is NTP—an abbreviation for Network Time Protocol—used to synchronize computer clocks to a specific time reference.
The availability and distribution of accurate timing data across networks is of utmost importance. Serious errors can occur when timing discrepancies — even as small as a fraction of a second—take place. For example, distributed procedures depend on precisely coordinated times so that proper sequences are followed. Exact timing allows Quality of Service targets to be met, leading to increased customer satisfaction, precise billing systems and accurate operations.
M247 provides provide precise timing for all network elements, through NTP servers.