Moving to the Cloud Just Got a Lot More Secure

November 20, 2015 Jarrod Meschino

With the Internet of today, more and more companies are making the transition to hosting their services and applications in a cloud based Internet infrastructure. Understandably making this move can be uneasy, ​as ​giving up some control of your infrastructure to a third party certainly can raise some questions that you will always want a means to answer.

Here at Dyn, we are really striving to remove the mystery that is the internet and “cloud” by giving our clients this information in a very easy to consume manner.

There are always pressing questions you will need to have means to answer, such as:

  • How are my providers performing for me?
  • Are there any significant events that are impacting my assets in the cloud?
  • Where are the best locations for my company to deploy next to address our target markets?
  • How do I take action when I see a problem?

Whether you are leveraging a CDN or multiple CDNs, hosting providers, and the large providers of the likes of AWS, Softlayer, Digital Ocean etc.​,​ Dyn’s Internet Intelligence is able to provide you (in real time) answers to all of these questions. Again, in the current meta of the Internet you need to be able to pinpoint the where and the what for any issues that may arise with assets deployed to the cloud. With the metrics of availability, performance, and reachability Internet Intelligence is always monitoring those key assets for you. With our robust network we have deployed globally, we are able to alert you as soon as an issue arises.

Alas, many of you that are reading this may be thinking, “Okay, what if an issue arises, how can I take action?” Let us look towards authoritative DNS for the answer!

Many people know Dyn for our authoritative Managed DNS, ​as ​we have been doing that for a long time. We have a robust network and have been providing consistent low latency answers to DNS queries for many years now. Dyn’s geographic based load balancing solution “Traffic Director” can provide you ​the ​flexibility you need to make immediate changes to how traffic is directed for critical services you are pointing to in the cloud. In ​the​ scenario I described in ​our​ webinar (where users are consuming multiple instances of a provider’s cloud or CDN), when a hostname is queried in DNS, being able to obtain realtime information so you can manage, control, and change an answer from a significantly degraded instance of cloud/CDN (any endpoint for that matter) to a well performing endpoint. This will provide your business with a better “mean-time-to-innocence” and your customers will receive the best possible experience.

At Dyn, we are placing an emphasis on making sure our clients are informed at all times around how your assets (in the cloud) are performing across the world. In times both when everything is healthy and performing to times when issues arise, leveraging our end-to-end Internet Performance solutions will help you grow your availability, speed, and security through objective insights and control.

 

About the Author

Jarrod Meschino

Jarrod is a Sales Engineer for Dyn, a cloud-based Internet Performance company that helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Follow Jarrod on Twitter: @JarrodMeschino and @Dyn.

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