Mar 7, 2014 By Cory von Wallenstein
(This post was originally published on ITProPortal.)
As companies begin to grow and add new customers, they often think about attacking different business verticals. In reality, the best way to scale and earn the trust of users is to think horizontal.
Horizontal scaling is a method in which you break up your infrastructure into small pieces and strategically place them around the world in various data centres. This strategy is relatively new but it will be an essential part of the Internet economy.Read More
Mar 5, 2014 By Chris Brenton
There have been quite a few news stories released over the last 24 hours regarding a wide-scale compromise of 300,00 Internet gateway devices. Here’s the executive summary of what happened, how to check if you are vulnerable, and what you can do to fix it.Read More
Mar 5, 2014 By Two Old Married Dudes
How do you survive SXSW as an old dude while actually making it a productive business trip, and also not appear to be too out of place? Why is this even a relevant question?
Brought to you from the minds of two old married dudes who are experienced in everything Austin, here’s your ultimate survival guide for SXSW.Read More
Mar 4, 2014 By Tyler Gutierrez
If your car is broken, you will most likely bring it to a mechanic to get it fixed. Why? Mechanics are experts in auto repair whereas you most likely aren’t (not saying you’re incapable of a routine oil change, but some things are better left to the professionals). And you know what? There’s no need for you to be an expert at everything.
As a member of your company’s Infrastructure team, you have plenty on your plate. From putting out daily fires to maintaining the infrastructure for your company’s website, chances are, you have your hands full. Add monitoring your DNS to the mix and some important tasks are bound to get overlooked.Read More
Mar 3, 2014 By Tyler Gutierrez
Dear Brian Williams,
Since 2004 we’ve been tuning into NBC Nightly News to watch you deliver the stories we care about. And deliver you have! Day in and day out, you’ve become THE anchorman of our generation. Sorry, Ron Burgundy.
Despite your many duties as Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, you still find time to have fun, whether you’re Slow Jamming the News with Jimmy Fallon, performing Rapper’s Delight, or sharing great music with us via BriTunes.Read More
Feb 27, 2014 By Paul Heywood
(Paul Heywood was interviewed by evigo on 2/11/14. This is an excerpt of the interview about one of Dyn’s clients, Etsy, and how DNS is important for any brand.)
Etsy seems to have reached a tipping point where they needed to find a DNS provider like Dyn. When do e-retailers get to this tipping point?
There really is no tipping point. Internet Performance solutions are responsible for the delivery of a brand’s content and end-user experience. Despite being a deep tech company, our advice to potential clients would be to know and understand their customer. Understanding customer demographics is traditionally a task that has existed outside of a business’ technology team.Read More
Feb 26, 2014 By Scott Grant
The quickest way to confirm that an integration will work the way you expect is to dig right in and send some test emails. This is easy with Dyn’s REST API (which recently got a facelift!), but it’s easy to muddy the waters by testing too many parameters, especially deliverability issues. As with any “testing” situation, you want to set things up as close to your real-world situation as possible.
I love to keep things positive, but it’s important to know what parameters NOT to test when integrating with an email service provider. Here’s a short but important lists of DON’Ts when testing your email integration:Read More
Feb 25, 2014 By Tyler Gutierrez
It’s that time of year in New England when the storms roll in, the snow and ice fly, and we are sometimes left stuck at home without power, or at least hindered by the weather day to day. Wherever you are there are always forces of nature to contend with, from hurricanes to earthquakes to tsunamis. All of these forces can be disastrous for our friends, families, and cities, but we often forget how disastrous they can also be for our online businesses.
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy delivered a massive blow to the East Coast, directly striking New York City. It brought down a massive data center, which took down the sites of Gizmodo, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and many others. If one of your data centers suffers a similar outage due to any type of external force, it’s going to cost your business time, resources, and money. In addition to the revenue lost during the downtime, such outages also impact brand confidence as your users are unable to reach your website.Read More
Feb 24, 2014 By Kelly O'Hara
Last month, I ran my first half marathon in Disneyland, the happiest place on earth! It was pretty amazing and as I was reflecting on all the training it took me to get to the point of “finish without dying,” the whole process seemed quite familiar to starting an email delivery program!
Alright, alright, so that was obviously a lie. I wasn’t exactly thinking about email while running (especially towards the end – my focus was more, “get me water” and “why do hills exist?”). But when I was putting my email and DNS thinking cap back on and hanging up my vacation cap, I thought of one of the first articles I read when I started to train: 7 Training Tips for Your First Half Marathon.Read More
Feb 21, 2014 By David Lemaire
Monitoring and metrics collection is the key for an effective Network Operations Center. No one wants to hear about service issues from their customers. Ideally, any problem should be detected by automated monitors and alert teams to the issue before the customer even notices.Read More