Dyn Blog

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.

  • What is a DDoS Attack?

    What is a DDoS Attack?

    We’ve all heard about DDoS Attacks in the news, from the infamous 2016 Mirai botnet attack that took out much of the Eastern United States, to the recent record breaking attack against GitHub. But...

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  • Celebrating the Next Chapter of Oracle Dyn

    Celebrating the Next Chapter of Oracle Dyn

    In the startup world, we often celebrate a large exit as if it is some sort of grand finale. True, for some founders this can be a life changing event, but for a company, a really good exit is...

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  • Tracking CDN Usage Through Historical DNS Data

    Tracking CDN Usage Through Historical DNS Data

    With Mother’s Day having just passed, some e-commerce sites likely saw an associated boost in traffic. While not as significant as the increased traffic levels seen around Black Friday and Cyber...

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  • SeaMeWe-3 Experiences Another Cable Break

    SeaMeWe-3 Experiences Another Cable Break

    On Thursday, May 10 at approximately 02:00 UTC, the SeaMeWe-3 (SMW-3) subsea cable suffered yet another cable break. The break disrupted connectivity between Australia and Singapore, causing...

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  • Why Oracle is the Cloud of the Future

    Why Oracle is the Cloud of the Future

    Oracle is the cloud of the future. This was one of the main themes over the past two days at Oracle’s annual Media Day. Though the above statement may seem grandiose, I watched and listened as...

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  • Why You Need Complete Protection at the Edge

    Why You Need Complete Protection at the Edge

    In February, Oracle announced an agreement to acquire Zenedge, an integrated cybersecurity suite featuring solutions for web application firewall, bot management, DDoS protection, malware...

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  • These Are the Most Important Initiatives for Tech Decision-Makers

    These Are the Most Important Initiatives for Tech Decision-Makers

    In a recent Oracle-commissioned study carried out by Forrester Consulting,* tech decision-makers were asked about the most important initiatives they’re focused on to address the strategic...

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  • BGP Hijack of Amazon DNS to Steal Crypto Currency

    BGP Hijack of Amazon DNS to Steal Crypto Currency

    Yesterday morning we posted a tweet (below) that Amazon’s authoritative DNS service had been impacted by a routing (BGP) hijack.  Little did we know this was part of an elaborate scheme to use the...

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  • Here’s How to Easily Upgrade your DKIM Record to 2048 bits

    Here’s How to Easily Upgrade your DKIM Record to 2048 bits

    As computing power grows, so does the ability for the bad guys on the Interwebs to attack both security keys and decryption. That’s why a growing industry trend has been to utilize a DKIM key...

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  • Canadian Companies Will Soon Be Required to Report Breaches

    Canadian Companies Will Soon Be Required to Report Breaches

    In the wake of the Facebook data scandal, the Canadian Government announced quietly, that the long-anticipated Canadian data privacy law – the Personal Information Protection and Electronic...

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  • Why Having a Global DNS Network can Help with Performance and Resiliency

    Why Having a Global DNS Network can Help with Performance and Resiliency

    The term “Global Network” seems to get thrown around a lot in tech conversations and can sometimes seem like one of those buzz words like “synergy”. These phrases seem to be used in so many...

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  • How to Onboard for a Large, Complex Implementation

    How to Onboard for a Large, Complex Implementation

    In my previous blog, I discussed the benefits of 1:many implementation. While this works for many new customers, there will be times when we onboard for a large, complex implementation. These...

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  • How to Run Kubernetes

    How to Run Kubernetes

    A few weeks ago, I started blogging about Kubernetes. Turns out there is a lot to talk about. Today, I’ll get back to finally answering the original question: what is Kubernetes? First of all,...

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  • Tips on Onboarding for Successful Outcomes

    Tips on Onboarding for Successful Outcomes

    As my colleague Katie Smith mentioned in her recent blog post, Customer Experience and Support teams are becoming a must-have for as-a-Service businesses. These teams help turn transactions into...

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  • ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries

    ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries

    The ACE (African Coast to Europe) submarine cable runs along the west coast of Africa between France and South Africa, connecting 22 countries. It extends over 17,000 km, and has a potential...

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  • Zenedge Acquisition: What it means for Oracle & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

    Zenedge Acquisition: What it means for Oracle & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

    Enterprises are slowly adopting cloud. They’re doing it, but it’s early innings, especially for big, hairy, enterprise applications that run businesses and industries. But making the move to the...

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  • What Makes Customer Experience and Support Teams Successful? 

    What Makes Customer Experience and Support Teams Successful? 

    One of the great by-products of the “as a service” business model is that a company’s relationship with its customers doesn’t end at the time of purchase. We find that this is when the real...

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  • Power Failure Leaves Brazilian Internet In The Dark

    Power Failure Leaves Brazilian Internet In The Dark

    On Wednesday, March 21, a massive power failure impacted large parts of northern Brazil, leaving tens of millions of people without electricity. Beginning at about 3:40pm local time (18:40 UTC),...

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  • Kubernetes Terminology You Need to Know

    Kubernetes Terminology You Need to Know

    Over the past month or so I have written several posts on Kubernetes, but to understand Kubernetes, a good start is to know the following terms:   Pod: The basic building block in Kubernetes. The...

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  • Is your Email Address Being Shared? Check the Privacy Policy

    Is your Email Address Being Shared? Check the Privacy Policy

    No one likes when their email address is shared without their knowledge, but it happens more than you might expect. Worst of all, most times, you’ve agreed to it. Wait, what? On nearly every...

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