Internet Performance Delivered right to your inbox

Dyn Celebrates Portal 2 Release With Sweeping Change To Employee Handbook

IaaS leader’s changes address company-wide gaming madness, hysteria

MANCHESTER, NH – Due to an overwhelming volume of sick days being taken this week, Dyn has decided to upgrade their employee handbook in ways not exactly against coincidence with the release of Portal 2 by the fine people back West at Valve.

Given this reality, Dyn has recently refreshed their employee benefits to take account for major game release days, giving an optional PTO day per year for big releases. The New England-based provider of enterprise/mission critical managed DNS and email services understood this was a serious issue and wasted no time in addressing the matter.

When reached for comment, Doug Lombardi of Valve Software offered, “This comes as no surprise to us and we support Dyn’s decision to do what every cutting edge workplace on the Internet, or anywhere, should be doing.”

“As a long time Counter-Strike player and general Valve fan, I saw this one coming. I’m glad our HR department made the right decision on this with no haste,” chuckled Dyn’s Skunkworks/Biz Dev guy Edward Bender. “Seriously, we are in the midst of a hiring spree and need to be real about the people we want on our awesome growing team.”

While Portal 2 is certainly the writing on the wall, Dyn is also bracing for upcoming releases such as Gearbox‘s Duke Nukem Forever and Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Dyn is currently hiring intelligent folks from all walks of life and backgrounds once again and is not kidding about this announcement. This is real, folks!

Happy Portal 2 Day!

About Us (Like You Didn’t Know Already)

Dyn – the Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Select Start of IaaS – provides enterprise class technology (ECT) including a globally redundant 17 location datacenter-managed anycast DNS service with active failover and elegant traffic management as well as an intelligent MTA platform for email delivery and inbox monitoring. Some of the biggest and hottest brands on the internet already work with Dyn to ensure maximum uptime, including Twitter, Netflix, Zappos, 37Signals, Mashable, Quora, StumbleUpon and more. And we’re always hiring.

Site | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

About Valve

Based in Bellevue, Washington, Valve has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most highly respected entertainment software and technology companies since their inception in 1996, with a decades-long track record in the industry for award-winning games, innovative digital distribution platforms, cutting-edge technologies, and top-tier talent. Valve is the creator of Steam, the world’s largest online gaming platform. Steam turns any PC or Mac into a gaming powerhouse by providing instant access to a huge library of titles, and by automatically keeping a user’s games completely up to date. Games Valve has created include the Portal series, the Half-Life series and the Left 4 Dead series.

Site | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

About Portal 2

It’s awesome and is available now.


Share Now