Traffic Management

Read whitepapers, case studies, blogs, and more about DNS, traffic management, and all related topics.

  • [VIDEO] What is Secondary DNS?

    [VIDEO] What is Secondary DNS?

    Whether from malicious activity, like a DDoS attack, or through a surge of unexpected traffic, as a result of a successful marketing campaign, there are times that your website may not have...

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  • The Benefits of DNS Traffic Steering

    The Benefits of DNS Traffic Steering

    The internet is an ever-changing environment, fraught with volatility. It is not stagnant. Companies who leverage the internet for business value can’t be stagnant either. They must evolve both...

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  • What Happens if you Don’t Monitor your DNS?

    What Happens if you Don’t Monitor your DNS?

    Since the Internet became properly commercialised in the 1990s, businesses have always had a pretty one-sided view of how to handle their connections. If their website or web-based services are...

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  • eBook - The Authoritative Guide to DNS Terminology

    eBook - The Authoritative Guide to DNS Terminology

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  • Find out how we improved our Geolcation Map for Traffic Director

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  • A Guide to DNS and Email Delivery Terminology

    A Guide to DNS and Email Delivery Terminology

    Though Bill Shakespeare believed a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, when it comes to internet infrastructure words and names matter. This statement may seem odd to the tech neophyte...

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  • Don't Be Basic: Why It's Time to Upgrade From Your Registrar's DNS52:48

    Don't Be Basic: Why It's Time to Upgrade From Your Registrar's DNS

    It’s ok, we’ve all been there. Getting DNS from your registrar is cheap and easy but it may let you down. That “check-the-box” registrar DNS is probably costing your business in terms of performan

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  • DNS Security Fundamentals — What is Protecting Your DNS and How?

    DNS Security Fundamentals — What is Protecting Your DNS and How?

    DNSSEC In our last installment in this “DNS fundamentals” series, we will close out focusing on the DNS security and arguably the most complex topic: DNSSEC. As more actors began to use the...

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  • Velocity Conference, London: The Edge, DevOps & DNS

    Velocity Conference, London: The Edge, DevOps & DNS

    This month O’Reilly’s Velocity conference made a welcome return to London for our annual installment of DevOps, distributed systems and performance engineering. Velocity is a conference we look...

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  • Setting Up Secondary DNS for Redundancy and Security in a Volatile Internet Environment

    Setting Up Secondary DNS for Redundancy and Security in a Volatile Internet Environment

    DNS Administration So far in our series we explored DNS records to perform work, the zones which contain them, and the delegation allowing their navigation. Up to this point, we have a zone on a...

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  • eBook - The Critical Role of DNS Active Failover in Digital Business Continuity

    eBook - The Critical Role of DNS Active Failover in Digital Business Continuity

    Most companies today live and die by the success of their digital strategies, so their failover plan must function seamlessly.

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  • Solution Brief - Dyn Secondary DNS

    Solution Brief - Dyn Secondary DNS

    This paper examines how having a complementary secondary DNS service can enhance availability.

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  • DNS Active Failover: Could It Save Your Career?

    DNS Active Failover: Could It Save Your Career?

    Any idea how many digital business disruptions happen every day? According to a recent Aberdeen study, “How Internet Traffic Steering Is Shaping the Hybrid Cloud Edge,” 78 percent of organizations...

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  • Domain Name System (DNS) Delegation – The Zone Authority Chain

    Domain Name System (DNS) Delegation – The Zone Authority Chain

    DNS Delegation In this blog series we recently covered the core of DNS as well as major components of a single zone and zonefile. However the DNS is actually a series of delegations: the root ....

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  • What Is Federated Load Balancing and Why Should You Care?

    What Is Federated Load Balancing and Why Should You Care?

    One of the questions that we get from customers when we talk to them about load balancing is: “How does a DNS-based load balancer work with my existing load balancing appliances?” Well, the simple...

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  • Edge to Endpoint - Adding DNS Global Load Balancing to a Federated Traffic Management Strategy

    Edge to Endpoint - Adding DNS Global Load Balancing to a Federated Traffic Management Strategy

    This paper examines how making the right traffic steering and load balancing decisions in a hybrid cloud infrastructure can accelerate end-user application performance and increase uptime.

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  • How DNS Can Help in Cost Reduction and Service Delivery

    How DNS Can Help in Cost Reduction and Service Delivery

    The Domain Name System (DNS) is a 30 year old protocol yet its importance has never been higher. In this blog, I will give two new examples of how it can be used to benefit your business. DNS as a...

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  • The Ins and Outs of the DNS Zone

    The Ins and Outs of the DNS Zone

    In my previous blog post, I discussed the three major DNS requests—user, recursive, and authoritative—in which everything was largely behind the scenes and broadly consistent across the industry....

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  • How Does the Domain Name System (DNS) Actually Work?

    How Does the Domain Name System (DNS) Actually Work?

    Understanding fundamental Domain Name System (DNS) concepts is a critical part of your understanding of how the internet works. DNS is the mechanism that helps you get from Point A to Point B....

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  • eBook - DNS Fundamentals from a Technical Perspective

    eBook - DNS Fundamentals from a Technical Perspective

    This paper will cover basic DNS terminology, in general terms, with nothing vendor specific or proprietary.

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