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Case Study: Telenor

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dyn.com @dyn page 1 Customer Challenge Needed to extend their load balancing. Required the ability to take data centers in and out of service without losing uptime. Solution Managed DNS, Traffic Director with geolocation load balancing. Results Moving to a managed DNS provider gave them the usability, scalability, and manageability they needed. System was easy to implement and use. "Being able to do everything in the same system versus several subsystems is ideal" – Hakon Smeplass Telenor System Manager Oracle Dyn Case Study: TELENOR Connecting Mobile Content With Managed DNS Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Telenor provides tele, data, and media services in the Nordics, central and eastern Europe, and Asia, with mobile operations as their main revenue driver. They are one of the most popular mobile operators in the world with more than 160 million mobile subscriptions, and with operations in 12 markets. Ranked #715 on the Forbes 2000 list, Telenor has yearly revenues of more than $15.5 billion USD/100 billion NOK, 35,000 employees, and is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Europe. The Challenge The Telenor content delivery network (Telenor CDN) focuses on the Northern Europe market, with CDN caches localized in data centers in selected continents and regions of the world. With the company's important role as a CDN, Telenor's DNS needs were reliable uptime, usability, and the ability to globally load balance their traffic. The company had been using various systems for load balancing, but needed to extend their load balancing functionality with the ability to connect Telenor CDN users to the data center closest to them for better performance. This will become even more important over time as Telenor adds even more data centers in the future. "We found we could do this the smart way through a managed DNS provider or the expensive way by buying servers, load balancing hardware, and software, and then setting

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