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Read posts from Dyn's Internet Performance thought leaders as well as friends of Dyn on topics ranging from Managed DNS and Monitoring to Email Deliverability and Analytics.

  • Migrating Applications To The Cloud? Leverage Oracle Dyn’s Traffic Director

    Migrating Applications To The Cloud? Leverage Oracle Dyn’s Traffic Director

    Back in March, we published a case study with Evernote on their use of our intelligent response solution, affectionately labeled “Traffic Director”, to migrate applications to the cloud. This...

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  • What Is The Cloud Edge?

    What Is The Cloud Edge?

    Two presentation at Gartner’s recent IT Operations & Strategy Summit in Orlando provided some interesting perspective on this deceptively complex question: what is the cloud edge? One was by...

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  • Who Is Requesting Certificates For Your Namespace?

    Who Is Requesting Certificates For Your Namespace?

    On September 8, 2017, it will be mandatory for Certificate Authorities (CA) to check the Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) records of a domain before a certificate may be issued. The CAA...

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  • Rethink DNS: Improving Resilience & Performance

    Rethink DNS: Improving Resilience & Performance

    Is it time to rethink your DNS strategy? Whether you’re the new kid on the block or the oldest one in the NOC, the set-it-and-forget-it nature of DNS means there’s probably a good chance you...

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  • The Importance Of IaaS To DevOps

    The Importance Of IaaS To DevOps

    Cloud Computing has been part of the internet service delivery landscape for over a decade, and has now become so ubiquitous that even our friends and family that are not in the industry...

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  • Customer Tip: What You Need To Know About Administrator Changes

    Customer Tip: What You Need To Know About Administrator Changes

    Dyn’s Managed DNS product allows you granular control of your user permissions.  Only want to give a user access to a single zone? We have you covered.  Want to require two-factor authentication...

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  • Star Wars Day: May The 4th Be With You!

    Star Wars Day: May The 4th Be With You!

    It’s May the 4th, and around the world fans are embracing this amazing pun and celebrating 40 years of Star Wars. Here at Oracle Dyn, we are no different; Blue Milk and Jawa Juice will be flowing...

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  • Cloud Email Delivery vs. Open Source: What’s The Difference?

    Cloud Email Delivery vs. Open Source: What’s The Difference?

    It’s not everyday that the subject of email delivery makes it into the news so when it does, the Dyn email team sure gets excited. A recent post about Postal, an open source email delivery...

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  • Customer Tip: Further Geolocation Accuracy With Traffic Director

    Customer Tip: Further Geolocation Accuracy With Traffic Director

    Speed and accuracy are two crucial components of end user experience. This is why Dyn made the decision to be one of the first providers to allow EDNS0-Client-Subnet data to be used in geolocation...

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  • Customer Tip: Enrolling In DynID

    Customer Tip: Enrolling In DynID

    It’s time to acquire an ID that you don’t need to carry in your wallet. While your DynID won’t let you drive a car, board a plane, or order a mojito (we’ve tried, it didn’t go well) it can still...

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  • Customer Predictions: Where Will We Be In 30 Years?

    Customer Predictions: Where Will We Be In 30 Years?

    We decided to have a little Friday fun with our customer reference team in the_Root, and decided to ask them: What is the coolest thing you think will exist in the next 30 years (2055)? Our...

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  • Financial Services CISOs Take Notice – Secure Your DNS Or Else

    Financial Services CISOs Take Notice – Secure Your DNS Or Else

    Last week, InfoWorld reported on the hacking of a large Brazilian bank that compromised some 5 million customers worldwide. The bank, which InfoWorld did not identify, has $25 billion in global...

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  • Oracle Dyn Provides ICANN With Access To Internet Performance Data

    Oracle Dyn Provides ICANN With Access To Internet Performance Data

    Oracle Dyn has always taken seriously its role in the greater internet community. This commitment to making the internet a better place is the reason Oracle Dyn’s subject matter experts have been...

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  • Customer Tip: How To Manage DNS Zones Effectively

    Customer Tip: How To Manage DNS Zones Effectively

    Did you know that your DNS zone can be more than a simple collection of records to your web server for sending/receiving mail or to remotely access your host? Here at Oracle Dyn we offer the...

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  • Personal Data In The DNS

    Personal Data In The DNS

    What is Personal Data? We all use the internet everyday for a variety of tasks – shopping, banking, and looking at cats. What we don’t see, is all the information we leave behind. Every website...

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  • Email: How To Get Started With DMARC

    Email: How To Get Started With DMARC

    So you’re looking to implement a DMARC policy for your company and are now scratching your head thinking, “What did I get us into?” We’ve helped a lot of reputable senders work through and...

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  • Career Advice For Junior DevOps, NOC Engineers

    Career Advice For Junior DevOps, NOC Engineers

    As our industry continues to grow, we at Oracle Dyn are constantly thinking about the future of our business and our ecosystem. Upgrades, maintenance, and staying on the forefront of technology...

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  • TTL Override By ISPs – Is There A Performance Cost?

    TTL Override By ISPs – Is There A Performance Cost?

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post by Kameerath Kareem, of Catchpoint. The DNS (Domain Name System) is the most significant and the most vulnerable part of the Internet; Website availability...

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  • Back To Basics: What Is DNS, And How Does It Work?

    Back To Basics: What Is DNS, And How Does It Work?

    DNS – or, the Domain Name System – is one of the least known yet most important building blocks of the internet. DNS functions as the backbone of the internet, ensuring that the domain name an...

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  • Is ESPN.com The Winner Of 2017 NCAA March Madness?

    Is ESPN.com The Winner Of 2017 NCAA March Madness?

    The NCAA tournament is the highlight of many basketball fans’ season. With its constant action, bracket upsets, and young kids playing their hearts out, the tournament was made for the digital...

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