May 16, 2013 By Carl Levine
Recently, I’ve been going to a lot of Hackathons. Now if you’re not familiar with these events, I like to think of a Hackathon as a sort of geek’s playground where solutions to everyday issues are hacked on. Of course, to make all this happen, it’s a matter of working with APIs from all sorts of different vendors while maintaining a fun environment for the hack teams.
The last thing I like to do on a weekend is go somewhere and be bombarded by a sales pitch. I’m thinking the rest of the folks at the Hackathon feel the same way, so we decided to promote ourselves a little differently than some of the other attending sponsors. We figured this would be a ‘good call’… kinda like using our Managed DNS and Email Delivery APIs in the first place.Read More
May 13, 2013 By Dyn News
Manchester, NH (May 13, 2013) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced today it has acquired Trendslide, a mobile dashboard app startup. The acquisition expands Dyn’s services to now include mobile data and analytics offerings for online businesses.
While this mobile app was traditionally intended to be a sales/marketing tool, Dyn will now position it as a DevOps tool for its customers.Read More
May 9, 2013 By Cole Tuininga
As software and system architects, there are a lot of responsibilities that we end up having to shoulder during a design process. Many of these are obvious:
- What is the function of the system/service to be designed?
- How can we leverage existing systems or services?
- Is the design scalable?
What is sometimes less obvious is that the considerations for design should include all consumers of the service.Read More
May 7, 2013 By Kyle York
I’ve been as stubborn as they come and am the main reason why you never hear Dyn use the word “cloud” in any of our messaging. I simply hate things that are over-hyped, overused, or poorly defined.
However, I’m finally over it.
The verbiage is here to stay. Cloud encompasses a technology spectrum of words and represents a proven business model. Its power is in its nebulous definition: SaaS (products sold as a service), subscription, scalable, rentable, easy-to-use, shared. Yeah, it’s time to embrace it.
It was the early winter of 2010 during an executive planning retreat where Dyn CEO Jeremy Hitchcock called me out. It went something like this.Read More
May 1, 2013 By Matt Torrisi
Having a secondary DNS provider is awesome as it adds redundancy in that pivotal component of your Internet infrastructure. One of the major downsides, however, can be the limitation of advanced features. Because we have only a slave version of the zonefile, we can’t make changes. No changes means no awesome advanced features. Bummer.
But what if there was a way? That’s impossible….or is it?Read More
Apr 26, 2013 By Ryan O'Hara
Over the years, one of my biggest challenges as a marketer has been how to translate offline marketing efforts online and vice versa. For years, I’ve been hitting my head against walls trying to crack the Konami code, and today I realized something: you people all suck – with your wise phones, iPods, tablets, Walkmans, etc…I’m just done.
You get the point. I’m fed up with how disconnected the internet actually is with the real world. To placate my own disgruntled attitude, I’ve invented a social game using Twitter that kicks off this weekend at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City:
The concept is pretty simple. We made a giant physical hashtag with simple instructions:
- Find something you want to hashtag.
- Take a picture and start your tweet just like this: “#Passtag @DynInc” Simple as that!
- Pass the physical hashtag to someone else.
The goal is to see how far the hashtag travels by tracking “#Passtag” on Twitter. Look for us in NYC all week and follow the hashtag on Twitter.
So with honor, and much respect for the interwebs, I kick it off here:
— Dyn (@DynInc) April 26, 2013
Apr 23, 2013 By Kyle York
We recently did a study where we looked at where our customers’ websites are hosted, so we could get a better glimpse into the web hosting space. We also looked at the market share numbers for top traffic websites by Alexa Ranking, and also for large enterprises.
Here are some of our key takeaways:
- The top 15 hosting providers together accounted for under 35% of where our customers are hosted.
- This means the remaining 65% are either self-hosted or are using smaller hosting providers.
- These numbers go further when we look at a wide cross-section of Alexa websites: 25% for the Alexa 10K and 21% for the Alexa 100K.
- Amazon AWS, Rackspace and Softlayer clearly hold the top three spots for market share.
Here’s what we found, thanks to some great insight from our friends at Datanyze:Read More
Apr 18, 2013 By Dyn News
Boustridge is the former President of BT Global Services, a company that delivers a combination of communications and IT services to customers organizations and governments worldwide. He joined BT Global Services in April 2007, assuming responsibility for all aspects of their operations and performance in the United States and Canada and Financial Services and finally running all of the Global MNC (MultiNational Customer) business.Read More
Apr 17, 2013 By Jeremy Hitchcock
New Hampshire has always been the sort of place where if you have a great idea, you take the ball and run with it. We are one of many companies that are happy to call New Hampshire our home.
It’s a home we like. We open it up to startup meet-ups, world-famous DynTini events, political figures, and the like because we are proud to be at the heart of movement in the Manchester area. However, we think that some of our guests should take off their coats and stay a while.
Whether you choose Manchester as your home base or one of the surrounding areas where innovation and entrepreneurship are the status quo, we’ve assembled a list of a few resources to help you along.Read More