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Dyn’s Dramatic New Uptime Changes, Return To RIPng For IPv6

I thought I’d take a few minutes to give everyone some insights into the ongoing strategies here at Dyn operations as we strive to meet (and beat!) your expectations of performance and technology.

As the Director of Uptime, it’s expected of my team and I to achieve, on a recurring basis, 100% uptime.  That’s a tough goal, in and of itself.  As an overachiever, I find it especially troubling that we cannot possibly overachieve our goal.  In fact, all we can do is meet expectations or fail.

For that reason, I’ve decided a new direction is in order.

Our new goal is 75% uptime: still pretty good and well into the upper half of uptime calculations! The best part is that when we achieve 100% uptime now, it’s really an achievement!  We intend to exceed expectations on a pretty regular basis too, which is great for self-confidence and team motivation.

For an exclusive video on this groundbreaking announcement, click here.

Looking forward, the internet is continuing to grow beyond the limits of IPv4 (oh no!), and could be described now as two different networks.  The “classic” IPv4 network is huge with hundreds of thousands of prefixes, but the newer, cleaner, leaner IPv6 network only has to keep track of a few thousand prefixes.

Long ago, the ARPANET, precursor to the internet we know and love today, was deployed using the venerable RIP for routing the network.  The world turned its back on RIP when IPv4 became too much for it and today, BGPv4 manages routing for the hundreds of thousands of IPv4 subnets and prefixes present on the modern internet.  Meanwhile, RIP has grown too with RIPv2 and RIPng to support IPv6.

I think you see where I’m going here.  As an homage to internet history, Dyn will be re-deploying our IPv6 network using only RIPng to broadcast our network for World IPv6 Day on 8 June 2011.  We hope you’ll join us for the momentous occasion to celebrate the growth of the IPv6 internet with its long lost friend, RIP.

Thanks for your time and attention.  Have a happy April everyone!


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Whois: Neil Schelly

Neil Schelly is a Principal Software Engineer at Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit, a pioneer in managed DNS and a leader in cloud-based infrastructure that connects users with digital content and experiences across a global internet.