Improve content delivery while reducing Internet wait time by directing users to nearest/best CDN
NEW YORK, NY – Dyn, a leading DNS provider based in Manchester, NH, today announced at Ad:Tech NY that it is taking website traffic routing and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) to the next level with its latest offering: the DynECT Platform’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) Manager.
“The Dynect Platform’s CDN Manager lets customers take advantage of multiple CDN providers simultaneously, rather than relying on just one,” said Tom Daly, CTO of Dyn. “By evenly distributing traffic to the nearest CDNs using CDN Manager, customers can adjust the amount of traffic sent to each CDN and set specific parameters for distribution and routing.”
DynECT Platform’s CDN Manager offers three key benefits: substantial costs savings when compared to using only a tier one CDN provider, improved performance due to further redundancy with multiple CDN players, and the ability to test multiple CDNs at once to determine peak performance formulas and traffic bleed over.
Over the last few months, many current Dyn customers including Twitter, Homeaway, Zappos, Gigya, and Wikia have offered feedback and possible use cases of CDN Manager and/or field-tested the solution prior to today’s public launch. Artur Bergman, VP of Engineering and Operations from Wikia, Inc. is using CDN Manager to send European traffic to Wikia’s traffic managed DNS end-point and American traffic to their CDN. “It’s been great to play a part in DynECT’s continued evolution, as we used to do DNS and GSLB ourselves for many years. The biggest selling point for us was the 100ms in average connection time cut that switching to DynECT for a new visitor meant to us. That and the automatic failover between datacenters allow us to handle downtime, without issue.”
Registrar or ISP-based DNS solutions cannot route user traffic to various CDN providers, as these systems do not avail any advanced features at the DNS level. The purpose of a CDN is to push content closer to the network edge to assist in routing traffic to bandwidth-intense content sites so that users receive information as fast as possible. Using a CDN has become a defacto best practice for optimizing a user’s Web experience.
Max Robbins, President of aiCache, a partner of Dyn, commented, “aiCache depends on Dyn’s CDN Manager to enable its Dynamic Cloud Caching services. CDN Manager’s ability to route traffic geographically and its professional support give us the flexibility we require to build mission-critical applications on cloud infrastructure. With the inclusion of failover technology, Dyn is providing the key element that allows customers to move to our platform with complete confidence.”
CDN Manager is built upon the DynECT Platform’s global DNS server network. Using IP anycast technology and a global footprint of 12 points of presence (PoPs) worldwide, customers experience decreased DNS latency, faster resolution and therefore, a richer and more responsive Web experience. End users will experience less jitter, fewer network peaks and surges, and improved stream quality – especially in remote areas. As is standard with any DynECT Platform service plan, customers and prospects are free to test CDN Manager for up to two weeks with no obligation.
DynECT Platform customers not currently utilizing a CDN can still experience optimized geographic and weighted load balancing with Dyn’s Traffic Management solution. For more details on Dyn’s DynECT Platform and advanced features, or to download the CDN Manager white paper, visit http://dyn.com/dynect.