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Appliance Flex: unlimited appliances, without the hardware woes

Traditional network appliances are bound to hardware: both exposed to its failures and vulnerable to procurement hurdles.

Network appliances can be useful. But in a world that is increasingly dynamic and diverse, their usefulness is limited by the rigidity of their hardware.

Appliance Flex from Men&Mice: unlimited virtual appliances for a fixed cost

Appliances are a key component in many enterprise networks, and we want you to be able to continue using that functionality if you wish – we just made them better.

Traditional network appliances are bound to hardware: both exposed to its failures and vulnerable to procurement hurdles. Men&Mice offers commoditized virtual appliances that provide the same functionality but sidestep the disadvantages.

Advantages of Men&Mice virtual DNS/DHCP appliances

-    Limitless scalability
The Appliance Flex module from Men&Mice allows the deployment of an unlimited number of virtual appliances whether your network needs 1, 10, 1,000, or 100,000.

-    Seamless migration
The Men&Mice DNS/DHCP appliances are equipped with best-in-class software and full integration with the Men&Mice Suite’s flexible management overlay.

-    Advanced recovery
In case of an appliance going down, customers can easily deploy another one, with live migration or recovery of data for minimizing disruption.

-    Secure redundancy
Men&Mice virtual appliances can be set to be part of xDNS redundancy groups, ensuring uptime of critical DNS services in case of a security breach or hardware failure.

-    Boundless flexibility
Unlimited, easy to deploy appliances unlock portability to distribute services freely from the core to the edge of the network.

-    Practical cost
The Men&Mice VA Flex module is available as a subscription offer, making the cost of DNS/DHCP appliances stable and predictable.

Ready to take advantage of boundless appliance functionality?

Get in touch with our expert team, who can help set you up for a new era of appliances in your network.