Network automation company Infoblox Inc. has faith in the widespread acceptance of the latest internet protocol, IPv6, which works to regulate Internet addresses hence driving its growth by the end of the year 2013. However, according to the company CEO, Robert Thomas, the results of the adoption of IPv6 will be slow at the start, he is confident though that after full assimilation, the technology will drive more business to the company.
The Infoblox’s (News - Alert) automation solutions will play an important role in managing internet addresses automatically. These have the benefit of doing away with human error and drastically improve on time turnover. In what might be termed as an aiding hand to Infoblox, the U.S. government had issued a deadline of September 30 for all federal agencies to adopt IPv6.
IPv6 is an Internet Protocol that can support more addresses than the previous standard; IPv4. The need to move to the new protocol comes from the fact that some regions like Asia and Europe have run out of addresses in the IPv4 protocol with the U.S. expected to do the same around mid-2013. Thomas believes that the only way to remain functional online is by adopting the new IP version. He pointed out that it is impossible to manage IPv6 without automation.
In the IP management industry, Infoblox competes with Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) SA and BlueCat networks (based in Toronto). In the rivalry, things are in favor of Infoblox since the company currently controls 40 percent of the market with statistics showing its gaining market share from both of its competitors.
Concerning the European market, Infoblox’s CEO of eight years revealed that the company had not seen any ‘fireworks’ in market growth. Though still optimistic, he is confident enough to say that the region is not expected to grow as much in the oncoming two or three quarters.
With the company winning confidence in the slowly growing European market, strategic decision makers are focusing their eyes on the Asia-Pacific regions, Turkey and some unexploited Eastern Europe countries to help cushion the growth in the rest of Europe. If all its plans go well, its growth will be physically manifested to the people since the company plans to add at least 100 more employees to its current 531 by July 2013.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey