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dyn.com @dyn page 1 Overview Hundreds of millions of people around the world turn to CNBC for business news, breaking news, and up-to-the-minute updates. Like many other large websites, CNBC relies on a content delivery network (CDN). Dissatisfied with our rate of service, we started looking to see if we could improve this model. Our criteria was to: • Improve response time • Have better control over web traffic (real time reporting, change management, and alerting) • Better utilize our internal data centers and their infrastructure • Shield users from any troubles at the origin infrastructure • Be cost-effective After researching the market in 2012, I looked to Dyn, a company I had begun building a relationship with following a 2009 conference. At the time, they had started offering a geolocation load balancing solution powered by an anycast network. The distributed nature of that DNS presence was a key component of what we were trying to achieve: to steer users to their geographically closest origin point. Oracle Dyn Case Study: CNBC Improving the CDN Model by Using Managed DNS Services from Oracle Dyn This case study was authored by Rashid Karimov, CNBC's Director of Platforms. Customer Challenge Dissatisfied with CDN rate of service Needed cost-effective solution with better response times Solution Managed DNS with global load balancing Results Shaved about 30% off page load times 80% reduction in CDN traffic – complete with 80% reduction in CDN fees Load on CMS infrastructure has dropped by more than 80%

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