With the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world this Friday, the worldwide Internet infrastructure as a service leaders at Dyn are urging anyone with a website to walk, not run, to their nearest managed DNS provider to make sure they have Active Failover so it will survive the impending destruction.
At this point, it is still unknown what form the earth-shattering end of humanity will take, but data retrieved from the aforementioned Mayan calendar clearly computes the date of this event to be the 21st of December.
With this in mind, Dyn wants to preserve the culture of humanity (and hopefully lots of day jobs) and keep the Internet working for those remaining. Long-term Dyn clients and partners like Twitter, Barracuda, The Guardian and Heroku are just a handful of the thousands upon thousands of enterprise companies whose online presence will be preserved long after the annihilation of the human race.
But there is hope for everyone else.
For those needing immediate help for their enterprise websites, Dyn is offering a free two-week trial of enterprise DNS services with Active Failover for any new clients. The company is confident that if we do survive, its sales team (aka the Mayan Disaster Preparedness Unit) will be able to handle being seen as the pillars of website uptime in our brave new world.
In order to save more of the Internet, Dyn is offering 21% off the purchase of new self-service DNS & Email Delivery products in preparation for the impending doom.
For more details, visit Dyn’s online crisis center.
“We might not be able to save you, but we can save your website,” said Chief Revenue Officer Kyle York. “When the world ends, don’t you want to leave behind a legacy?”
As the unparalleled leaders in website uptime and speed, Dyn is perfectly set to make disasters such as the apocalypse irrelevant to the survival of the Internet.
When asked why the engineers at Dyn were so convinced that date to be accurate, CTO Cory von Wallenstein said, “Vague ancient calendars just don’t get ignored anymore. Small data really is the new big data.”
Without intervention, data center and/or server failures are guaranteed during the apocalypse, putting added strain on those responsible for website operations. By protecting your website’s presence with managed DNS and Active Failover — an advanced feature available for DynECT Managed DNS users — the sites will remain live and accessible, no matter how much havoc Quetzalcoatl wreaks.
Incorporated in 2001, Dyn is the worldwide Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed DNS and Email Delivery for more than four million enterprise, small business and personal users. With nearly 20 data centers around the world and industry-leading uptime for over 10 years, Dyn’s commitment to customer relationships and engineering excellence shines every day.