DNSBOX takes Somerset Care of it
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that not-for-profit care provider Somerset Care has chosen DNSBOX to deliver resilient, high availability DNS and DHCP.
Somerset Care has around 50 sites across southern England, including care homes, respite centres and satellite offices, each with 20 devices. Routers at each site forward DHCP to a pair of Windows servers at the main office, hosting another 200 devices. However, a planned move to Azure cloud-based networking meant losing existing Windows server DHCP functionality. It would also magnify the impact of losing network service should connectivity fail.
IT Manager Peter Beale wanted to find a resilient solution that would deliver best value for his budget, ideally while helping to simplify the administration of his evolving network. Foreseeing the need to include IP address management(IPAM) in future, he also needed it be flexible enough to add it later without undue effort or cost.
After a demonstration of DNSBOX’s modular features and intuitive interface, Peter was hooked. Not only would it make DHCP and DNS administration straightforward and far easier to manage, he could seamlessly add IPAM as well when he needed it.
Peter could affordably purchase 2 DNSBOX200s and implement active-active failover across Somerset Care’s respective datacentre locations. Using a second appliance for redundancy will guarantee the uptime needed for his now cloud-based applications.
“Since ApplianSys successfully migrated his existing Windows DNS and DHCP config, Peter has been enjoying easier admin, safe in the knowledge his network is now more resilient,” says Business Development Manager Dave Gravell. “He has been delighted by the value DNSBOX has provided in delivering each of his ideal specs at the right price.”
Somerset Care is an award-winning not-for-profit company with 25 years’ experience of supporting people to live independently. It provides residential, dementia and nursing care for older people in over 30 care homes and respite centres, as well as over 20,000 hours of community support every week to people living in their own homes.