Is the Enterprise DNS Space large enough and important enough to warrant its own Gartner Magic Quadrant? We think it’s awful darn close.
Right before Christmas, Gartner released its “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.” Of course, being a comparator to the cloud and hosting world, with a partner program littered with the companies included, it caught our attention. At Dyn we are an infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider focused on DNS (domain name services) and email delivery (see SendLabs.com, our newest brand). We have built a business around making sure people can access the content of the websites, applications or inboxes they visit each day. After all, our tagline is “Uptime is the Bottom Line.”
Of course, the industry our core business revolves around is enterprise DNS and the space has grown exponentially over the past 2-3 years. You have the public companies, the large independents, the fast growth/mid-sized operations (like Dyn) and the upstarts… all chasing down market share and growing the space overall. There are leaders, challengers, niche players and visionaries who all can be measured on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.