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Oct 1, 2014 By


Dyn’s Commitment to Growth

I was recently asked by a long-tenured Dyn colleague why our executives are so laser focused on such specific and aggressive annualized and multi-year growth rates.

The simple answer: sustainability.

One amazing benefit of our cloud and SaaS-based subscription business model is our ability to compound growth year-over-year. For reference, our five-year CAGR (compounding annual growth rate) compares favorably to public company darlings we follow.

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Sep 29, 2014 By


Recent Improvements to Traffic Director Geolocation

One of the best ways to improve performance to your website is to move your content closer to your website visitors. This means that companies with visitors coming from Europe should also have their content hosted in Europe so that requests don’t have to travel all over the world on every page load. However, moving your content closer to your visitors is only effective if you’re also able to route each visitor to the optimal endpoint, based on their geographic location (e.g. you want to route your European visitors to a European data center instead of your data center in New Jersey).

DNS-based Geolocation is the best way to ensure each visitor reaches this optimal endpoint, as it allows users to be routed at the earliest step of the resolution process, rather than requiring multiple separate routing decisions on the way to the optimal endpoint. Unfortunately, building and maintaining a database that maps every IP address to its geographic location within the ever-shifting public internet is a daunting task for any provider.

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Sep 23, 2014 By

Dyn Research

Introducing Dyn Research

As I’ve written on this blog before, we have a very ambitious goal here at Dyn: to run the Internet. To even articulate such a goal, you need to have confidence that you understand the Internet better than anyone. I believe we do. We’ve been stockpiling talent for years (check this, this, this, and this). And now we are sharing that understanding with you in a way we’ve never done before.

I am proud to announce today the launch of Dyn Research.This blog is dedicated to reporting and covering issues that impact the performance of the Internet. Dyn Research is the perfect storm of great minds (people like Jim Cowie, Andrew Sullivan, Matt Larson, and Doug Madory) utilizing great technology to find the stories within big data. In an unbiased and data-driven voice, we will be commenting on and explaining events that impact our collective experience online.

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Sep 22, 2014 By

Internet of Things

How to Manage 30 Billion Names

You’ve perhaps been hearing about the “Internet of Things,” or IoT. What the IoT really represents is a massive growth in the number of specialized devices that connect to the Internet: everything from light bulbs to industrial machinery.

The impact on the Internet and the enterprise will be profound. My colleague Scott Hilton has written an excellent overview: “30 Billion “Things to Consider”: How IoT Will Transform Enterprise IT,” about what CIOs should be thinking about now in regards to how IoT will affect their network data requirements, or add complexity or new security and privacy issues.

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Sep 19, 2014 By

Unicast or Anycast: Why Do You Care? How Can You Tell?

If you could make your customers’ experience with your website or ecommerce storefront faster, more reliable and more secure, wouldn’t you be all over it?

DNS is responsible for steering customers to the appropriate content as quickly as possible. DNS queries can account for 29% of initial page load time; since just 1 second can be the difference between a loyal customer and a lost one, the approach you take to DNS architecture—unicast or anycast– is critical.

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Sep 18, 2014 By

China Website Performance

Why Website Performance Matters When Entering The Chinese Market

For many companies looking to maximize their online growth, there is no better opportunity than the online market in mainland China. Unfortunately, claiming a share of this market is easier said than done, as Internet access within China isn’t quite the same as it is in the rest of the world, especially compared to Western countries.

This poses a problem not just for companies trying to reach this enormous market (estimated to be over 600 million online users at the end of 2013), but also for Chinese users who want to visit these companies’ websites. Foreign brands have perhaps the biggest opportunity for growth within this market, but are finding it difficult to provide a superior web experience for their customers due to China’s restrictions.

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Sep 16, 2014 By

Dyn is Internet Performance Delivered

Behind The Scenes of Dyn’s New Positioning

The business world is a competitive one. For a company to continue to succeed, it must constantly be willing to examine itself and refine who it is, how it helps its customers and the impact it can make on its industry.

At Dyn, we don’t only want to succeed, we want to run the Internet. Running the Internet is an ambitious goal. It is also one that can and should be tackled from multiple angles. We had to take a long, hard look at our past and present to define our future. Ensuring our vision matches our positioning matches reality is a constant goal of our leadership team.

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Sep 16, 2014 By

Dyn Internet Intelligence

Dyn Releases Internet Intelligence Solution Providing An Unprecedented View Of Internet Performance

The World’s Largest Internet Sensor Grid facilitates Internet Monitoring, Analysis, and Planning

Manchester, NH (September 16, 2014) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, announced today the release of Dyn Internet Intelligence, a SaaS-based product that provides real-time visibility into critical Internet connectivity and routing data so enterprises get a comprehensive look into how the Internet affects their online presence. Leveraging the world’s most extensive sensor grid, geolocation analysis, and Internet connectivity mapping, Dyn Internet Intelligence gives enterprises actionable, real-time insight to help select the best cloud service providers and data center locations to meet business goals and ensure their Internet applications and services are available to customers all over the world, at all times.

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Sep 9, 2014 By

Dyn Mobile Release

Dyn Releases Two New Mobile Apps

Apps will help educate on the importance of Internet performance

Manchester, NH (September 9, 2014) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, announced today the release of two new mobile apps, available for Android and iPhone, which will help illustrate the importance of Internet performance and provide useful tools for its customers. These apps, Dyn WHOIS and Dyn Dig, have already been downloaded more than 30,000 times and are available for free in the iTunes store and Google Play.

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Sep 5, 2014 By

Response Times

Speed & Consistency: How Does Your CDN’s DNS Perform?

Bundled services and products usually provide a great value to customers. Take car tires, for instance. You often hear of deals where you get a fourth tire free with the purchase of three tires, which is wonderful since A) cars have four tires and B) car tires can come with a hefty price tag.

Now, consider the value of the deal if you bought three high-quality tires and the free tire was not on the same caliber. Its performance may be questionable and you’ll never be quite sure if it will last as long as your other tires. Would free really be worth the price of decreased performance?

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