Jul 23, 2014 By Dyn Blog
You’ve heard it before: “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
On the web, that is especially important. Running your website from a single data center opens you up to all kinds of potential risks. One freak accident, a storm, or a power outage and you’re down for the count. Even just a small issue that causes lag time on your site can frustrate customers and make them want to leave your website – ultimately costing your business big bucks.Read More
Jul 18, 2014 By Dyn Guest Blogs
Since the release of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, the various use cases coming up have been growing like weeds. The more people understand the VMware vision of the hybrid cloud, the more things people think of they can do with it. This example is no exception and as with my other short posts, this is just the start of the idea for a larger paper I will put together with more details. The scenario is very simple and real for many people using VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. The basic concept is this:Read More
Jul 16, 2014 By Dyn News
New release gives customers a current picture of the world’s Internet networks
Manchester, NH (July 16, 2014) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet performance, today announced the release of IP Transit Intelligence. Dyn’s IP Transit Intelligence, the first in a new line of Performance Assurance products, delivers the world’s most complete, accurate, objective and up-to-date view of network and service provider connectivity.
As companies expand globally, they require an up-to-date and complete view of network rankings and peering relationships. Dyn’s IP Transit Intelligence inventories every service provider and all of their globally visible connectivity relationships with other service providers and enterprises, in every critical market, giving companies the actionable insight they need to maximize Internet performance to their customers. Dyn’s global directory of Internet affiliations helps global businesses and network service providers make well-informed data center location and Internet peering and transit decisions.Read More
Jul 15, 2014 By Chris Baker
Here in the operations group at Dyn we like to consider the “layer 8 factors” (the 8th layer being “the human layer” of the OSI model) when designing and implementing systems. We do our best to make sure that our systems help expose and reason through these factors as best as possible. As engineers, we seek to apply “scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions to technical problems.” The key word, however, is “seek.”
Technology may be immune to bias and heuristics, however the humans who implement solutions are not. And, even if we don’t like to admit it, we’re all human and those biases often impair our ability to apply the scientific method and come to proper conclusions.Read More
Jul 10, 2014 By Dyn Guest Blogs
This article was written by Todd Hussey, Partner and Co-Founder at CSBexcellence. Todd is a veteran in the field of technology startup sales and marketing, specializing in the Managed Service Provider business since the mid 90s, and has since become a part of the Cloud Services Broker business.
The Cloud Services Broker is becoming the next-gen channel partner for tech vendors. Why and what does this business model look like?Read More
Jul 9, 2014 By Dyn News
Manchester, NH (July 9, 2014) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet performance, today announced the launch of its new reseller program in the Americas. The program is designed to help technology resellers thrive in the cloud by providing their customers with Dyn’s portfolio of essential Internet performance products, including Traffic Management and Message Management, to offer alongside similar cloud-based technology such as website hosting, CDN and a variety of security solutions.Read More
Jul 8, 2014 By Paul Heywood
(This article was originally published on ITProPortal.)
The recent tie up between Amazon and Twitter, providing a new shopping experience to consumers so they can now order Amazon products through a custom hashtag, is a present-day example of businesses collaborating effectively to expand customer offerings.Read More
Jul 3, 2014 By Stephen Wheeler
As you may have heard, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) is now in effect, but what does this mean in plain English?
Canada is actually a little late to the party with putting anti-spam legislation in place. Passed in 2010, and effective July 2014, this is well behind many other countries. The US and Australia put their legislations in place back in 2003, for example.Read More
Jul 2, 2014 By Mikel Steadman
While speed, redundancy, and scale are all critical focuses (and rightfully so) of an Internet Performance Solutions company like Dyn, it is availability that rules as the core attribute and priority amongst any technology vendor. The importance of having network availability, maximum visibility into Internet Performance, and continuous insight on fast response times within your available network, must be highly regarded.
With thousands of miles of fiber and systems around the world, some part of a global infrastructure is bound to fail at some point. To avoid the devastation of singular or parallel physical-transit dependency, we’ve deployed diverse delegations across multiple uniquely routed BGP prefixes fostering the deployment of an extremely reliable and fast network. Reliability can be significantly improved in anycast networks because DNS services are highly distributed for each IP address across multiple nameservers creating high redundancy.
Dyn is placing your brand (DNS servers) next to your users.
Placing your brand next to your users, Dyn’s IP anycast network ensures that a failure in any one component of the fastest responding data center does not cause a black-hole or outage for any given region in the world. We have succeeded in this, primarily because we place a premium on data centers hardware, software, transit redundancy, and network control.
Using multiple top tier transit providers in each geographic region and employing customer announcements across multiple anycast nameserver clouds, means we enable our customers’ users’ (the ultimate end users) ISPs to have multiple paths to our network — ensuring your brand is extremely reliable and available, at the lowest latency possible.
Because of this design strategy, users around the world have multiple paths to reach our network and resolve our customers’ brands, even when technical issues happen in a single POP or on a section of the collective Internet. We constantly monitor and verify these announcements ensuring optimum performance and reliability.
Focusing on network availability ensures brands and the folks that trust them are provided dependable and reliable experiences, every time. We are constantly deploying diverse connections as we grow into new markets around the world and constantly verifying that we have the best transit and ISP relationships available in our existing markets – making certain that Dyn is the premiere and most trusted Internet Performance Solutions company in the world.Read More
Jul 1, 2014 By Jarrod Meschino
The Dyn Anycast platform offers some great advanced features to help you accomplish your load balancing, disaster recovery, and geo-targeting solutions. Advanced services are attached to hostnames, and we quantify them for your scope in a number-of-instances model. So, if you need advanced features on a number of hostnames, having independent services on all of them might increase your scope.
Here at Dyn we believe in transparency and truly want you to have the right number of advanced features that fit your needs. The following will show how you can consolidate advanced features where applicable using a Canonical Name (CNAME).Read More