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Aug 29, 2014 By

How To Save Money On Your CDN With Dyn & aiScaler

This post was written by Milo Muller at aiScaler.

How is this possible?

CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) were created in the 90s, when the public internet was slow. Visitors were using 56k modems, fiber cables were non-existent and there were only a handful of internet exchange points. When specific websites became popular, they needed a private channel to circumvent the slow public internet, which gave birth to the CDN (Content Delivery Network). Many popular websites now pay a premium to their CDN for delivering their content over private networks with a reserved capacity, often paying up to $0.10 per GB.

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Aug 26, 2014 By

Website Performance

QUIZ: Is Your Website Performing The Best That It Can?

Good website performance is critical for a great visitor experience. Downtime or even just slow page load time can deter someone from ever visiting your site again. Even if your site is doing well, do you know for sure that it’s performing to the best of its abilities?

Answer a few questions about your site’s downtime and performance to see if you have room for improvement or if your site is top notch. Take the quiz below!

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Aug 21, 2014 By

High School Tech

Ten Manchester-area High Schoolers To Plunge Into High-tech World

(Story originally published in Union Leader by Doug Alden)

MANCHESTER — Ten Manchester-area high school students are getting a head start on college and beyond in a new program designed to take high-tech learning outside the classroom.

The Computer Science Career Exploration is a collaboration between the Millyard-based internet company Dyn and Manchester Community College.

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Aug 18, 2014 By

Path to the Inbox

The Best Path to the Inbox: From Decision to Delivery

(This post was originally published on MarketingProfs and was co-authored by Noah Jessop, co-founder and CEO of CommandIQ. Noah will be participating in a Dyn webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. Register Now!)

Despite the rise of social media, mobile apps, and other forms of communication, email remains the number one way for many marketers to keep in touch with their customers.

Yet, using email appropriately requires a deft touch. Marketers must have a full grasp of not only which message to send to whom and at what point but also how to get their messages into the recipients’ inbox in the first place. Hence the two critical “Ds” of email marketing: decision and delivery.

Current email strategies require competencies in both areas. Here are the top things you can do today to improve your decisions and delivery, and ultimately lead to improved customer engagement.

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Aug 13, 2014 By

New Business

Why DNS & Email Are Important For Any New Business

Any owner of a startup knows that launching a new business is no simple task. Going from great idea to full-fledged operation requires capital, a dedicated workforce (however big or small), and a handful of services to get you going and keep you up and running, all while providing a better user experience to keep your customers coming back for more.

If you choose to have an online presence, many, if not most, of the services that you will need are available on the cloud. recently posted an article about what cloud services to use when starting a new business. While we agree with their top recommendations, like buying a domain and setting up a website, services like DNS and email delivery should be a bit closer to the top of list of to-dos.

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Aug 12, 2014 By

Email Marketing

The 3 Things I Wish I Knew As An Email Marketer

I hate to admit it, but when I did email marketing at my last job, understanding best practices wasn’t really on my to-do list. Sure, I followed the basic rules – don’t send to unsubscribes, clean your list of hard bounces, be CAN-SPAM compliant, etc. – but I didn’t really know why.

My sends reported back relatively high delivery rates, but I soon realized that in some major mailbox providers, the messages were going straight to the spam folder. This was when I started really looking into my deliverability problems and was actually what brought me to Dyn.

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Aug 7, 2014 By


Myth: Father Knows Best. It’s Time to A/B Test.

Father Knows Best was an American comedy that ran on radio and then television from 1949 to 1960. The character of Jim (Father) has strong influence over his family with the best of intentions. I mean, just look at this guy. He radiates confidence and authority. With a character like Jim, it’s easy to forget the most important, invisible star that made this show a long running smash hit: The Audience.

Likewise, businesses with talented, well-meaning employees may also forget the unseen star of the company’s online success:
The User.

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Aug 5, 2014 By

DynEdu CDN Video

DynEdu Video: Pairing Your CDN With Managed DNS

If you’re using a CDN, you understand the importance of great Internet Performance. However, you could be throwing away hundreds of thousands of dollars if you’re not pairing that CDN with an independent, best-of-breed DNS provider.

In this DynEdu video, learn how to leverage DNS alongside your CDN to offer your customers the ultimate in user experience and why it’s best to get that DNS from an independent managed DNS expert, rather than your CDN provider. You’ve heard the saying, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” The same applies to your CDN and DNS. 

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Aug 4, 2014 By

Multi-Cloud Adoption

The Future Of Enterprise: Multi-Cloud Adoption

Multi-cloud is the future, industry analysts say, as economics, availability factors drive multi-provider adoption

A couple of recent blogs by two prominent industry analysts spotlight the growing trend, and increasing criticality, of a multi-cloud/multi-provider technology approach in the enterprise and web enterprise. One take suggests that basic cloud economics will lead to multi-cloud adoption; the other cites brand survivability as the core drive for this trend.

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Aug 1, 2014 By

5 Questions for Finding A CDN

5 Questions To Ask When Searching For A CDN

Signing on with a CDN provider is a big decision as well as a big investment. If you don’t do your due diligence before selecting your provider, you may end up with a service that doesn’t quite fit your needs. Without proper research you could end up paying too much for services you don’t need or conversely, you may not be getting the best performance in the regions that matter the most to you.

The following five questions are key to helping you find the right CDN provider. Before you start the process of finding a provider, know your answers to these questions so you can find the right CDN fit:

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