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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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Sep 4, 2014 By

Message Management Updates

Announcing Exciting Updates to Dyn’s Message Management Product

Sending and tracking emails just got a whole lot easier for developers and startups. I’m pleased to announce new developer-friendly packages and code libraries within our Message Management product! Don’t miss the special offer at the bottom of this post…

With these new packages in our Express Email Delivery product, startups and developers can easily develop code that sends and tracks emails, and integrating this messaging directly into their own applications. Now, users have all they need to integrate with ease, scale more quickly, and ensure their most crucial communications to customers are always delivered without fail.

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Sep 3, 2014 By

Why Scale Is The Key To Successful Online Business

I love the Internet. The Internet is a great place to share ideas and information, to connect friends and family around the world, and to start a business.

It is this last point that gets me most excited. If you are an entrepreneur or business person, if you want to create real impact, you need to start an online business.

Don’t get me wrong. There is great value to brick and mortar. Local community is in my DNA. My parents have run a sporting good shop for the past 30+ years. But the reason today’s entrepreneurs should be salivating at the prospects of operating a business online is one word: scale.

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