Introduction of Fleet Service Points - BlueCat DNS Edge

DNS Edge User Guide (Fleet Service Point)

Product name
BlueCat DNS Edge

BlueCat is proud to introduce an evolution of the BlueCat Edge Fleet Service Point, serving as a new jump-off point for future Edge service expansion. While the Classic Service Point is treated as a single image with its Operating System and DNS Resolver Service baked in, the next generation Fleet Service Point serves as a platform designed to allow for OS updates while providing the capability to run multiple services on a single deployment, including DNS Resolver Service.

This allows BlueCat to deliver product innovations to the market more quickly, as well as enable our customers to deploy new network services more seamlessly to meet their growth needs.

When coupled with BlueCat Edge's Branch DNS, this provides localized and self-reliant services at multiple brick-and-mortar locations. These services can be deployed at scale upon a customer's existing network infrastructure directly. As a result, network teams can maintain centralized management and policy governance, including remote monitoring and deployment of configuration, policy, or namespace while enabling DNS services to operate from the local infrastructure. 

Customer Impact
  • Nomenclature change: The former Service Point is now referred to as the Classic Service Point.
  • Parallel Support: Edge Cloud Instances (CI) will support both the existing Classic Service Point and Fleet Service Point for any existing or new deployments.
  • Upgrade Efficiency: The Fleet Service Point architecture has significant benefits, including providing the ability to add new services to deployed Fleet Service Points without requiring a full update or redeployment. This results in efficient upgrades and reduced risk to critical infrastructure as specific functions of the service points can be upgraded selectively.
  • Branch DNS: With the introduction of Fleet Service Point, Network Administrators requiring BlueCat Edge services in branch locations, such as retail stores and clinics, can now enable DNS as a service on existing network infrastructure.

BlueCat recommends migrating all Classic Service Points to the Fleet Service Point to take advantage of the modern platform and features that will be introduced in future releases. For more information on migrating from Classic Service Points to Fleet Service Points, refer to Migrating Classic Service Points to Fleet Service Points.