Network infrastructure vendor Infoblox this week announced a new hardware appliance to help accelerate DNS delivery.
The Infoblox-4010 DNS appliance is all about helping service providers deliver DNS services at scale. The new appliance can service more than 200,000 DNS queries per second, according to Infoblox. When clustered together with multiple appliances the system can scale up to as many as 3 billion DNS queries per second.
“ISP infrastructure is increasingly being stressed by the advent of smartphones, driving bandwidth requirements higher while also stressing the DNS infrastructure, where even a single smartphone wake-up requires 36 DNS lookups,” Kevin Dickson, vice president of product management at Infoblox told InternetNews.com.
Inside the Infoblox 4010 is a an Intel Xeon 5650 running at 2.66 GHz with 6 Cores and 4 x 300 GB hard drives and 24 GB of DDR3 RAM. The base operating system is the Infoblox NIOS (network infrastructure operating system) which is built on top off a Linux kernel. For the DNS features, the Infoblox system is based on the open source BIND DNS server, including what Dickson referred to as, “extensive enhancements to add management functionality.”