BT Global Services’ Diamond IP service and ASM Technologies has announced a distribution agreement. BT Diamond IP is a leading provider of DHCP, DNS, and IPAM (DDI) software, appliance and managed services solutions. Through partnering with the distributor ASM Technologies in the UK and the majority of EMEA countries, BT Diamond IP’s full range of IPv4/IPv6 address management product solutions will be available to a significant client base of systems integrators and Value-Added Resellers (VARs).
The partnership with ASM will allow BT to concentrate on their own core Global Services customers whilst ASM and their resellers address markets not yet approached by BT Diamond IP. This will increase the breadth of customers that BT Diamond IP can address. ASM partners and resellers will increase the market exposure of this market leading product.
IP address management (IPAM) tools are increasingly important as organisations manage multiple IP services and begin to plan and deploy IPv6. As the “lifeblood” of the internet, Internet Protocol (IP) underpins all communication over the internet. As IPv4 address space exhausts, IPv6 deployment is essential to ensure the internet’s continued reliability and performance. For enterprises this means they must ensure their infrastructure, services and applications are IPv6 compatible to support deployment of IPv6 address space, while maintaining their existing IPv4 infrastructure investment. IP address management tools from BT Diamond IP help to manage this process.
“Deployment of IPv6 should be among the key target milestones for customers to keep pace with the continuous evolution of the internet,” states Michael Dooley at BT Diamond IP and author of the IPv6 Deployment and Management book. “Our most recent IPv6 industry survey suggests that over half of the world’s enterprises are already deploying or plan to deploy IPv6 across all or part of their networks by 2015. This is a significant market opportunity as enterprises may require assessment, planning and deployment assistance to deploy IPv6 as smoothly as possible without disrupting their critical network infrastructure. We are pleased to have partnered with ASM Technologies to bring our range of IP management solutions to further expand our presence in the UK market.”