Cloud computing and virtualization are two strong themes at Interop Las Vegas 2009. The general promise of both themes is to outsource key services to achieve better value from the IT budget. Managed DNS offers the enterprise more availability, more control, and with less cost.
IT staff are refocusing their efforts on what their core competencies are and recognizing that running DNS is becoming more complicated, more error prone, while the dependence on good name resolution is much greater. Since so many services depend on the name to computer mapping, many administrators are hesitant to alter any part of their DNS, making the system brittle to new applications and new services.
What enterprises need to understand is the soft costs of running DNS and the staff time to maintain DNS. Requests to change DNS entries take days or weeks to process. Costly outages affect all web and email services. IT staff time is better spent on rolling out key projects.
So what does managed DNS offer the enterprise?
- Websites, email, and other online services achieve better uptime
- Visitors get to websites faster
- Computing resources are optimized through global server Load Balancing
- Free up IT resources for core projects
- Rich reporting, granular ACLs
While we are here at Interop (booth 251), we will be talking about how enterprise and networks should think about their DNS. There will also be a series of videos polling Interop attendees on cloud computing and virtualization. Have any question ideas? Send it to @DynInc.