Dynamic Network Services' content delivery network manager, aimed at cost-conscious businesses, decreases DNS latency.
Dynamic Network Services, a Domain Name System provider, announced the
release of Content Delivery Network Manager, aimed at cost-conscious companies
that require Website traffic routing and global server load balancing.
CDN Manager is built on the Dynect
Platform's global DNS server network. Using IP anycast technology and a global
footprint of 12 points of presence worldwide, the solution decreases DNS
latency and results in faster resolution.
The company said the Dynect Platform CDN
Manager offers three main benefits: costs savings when compared with using only
a Tier 1 CDN provider, improved performance
due to further redundancy with multiple CDN
players, and the ability to test multiple CDNs at once to determine peak
performance formulas and traffic bleed-over.
"The Dynect Platform's CDN Manager
lets customers take advantage of multiple CDN
providers simultaneously, rather than relying on just one," said Tom Daly,
CTO of Dyn. "By evenly distributing
traffic to the nearest CDNs using CDN
Manager, customers can adjust the amount of traffic sent to each CDN
and set specific parameters for distribution and routing."
The company noted over the last few months, many current Dyn customers
including Twitter, Homeaway, Zappos, Gigya and Wikia have offered feedback and
possible use cases of CDN Manager or
field-tested the solution prior to today's public launch. Artur Bergman, vice
president of engineering and operations from Wikia, said he is using CDN
Manager to send European traffic to Wikia's traffic managed DNS endpoint and
American traffic to its CDN.
"It's been great to play a part in Dynect's continued evolution, as we
used to do DNS and GSLB ourselves for many years," he said. "The biggest
selling point for us was the 100 ms in average connection time cut that
switching to Dynect for a new visitor meant to us. That and the automatic
failover between data centers allow us to handle downtime without issue."
Max Robbins, president of aiCache, a partner of Dyn, said his company
depends on Dyn's CDN Manager to enable its
Dynamic Cloud Caching services. "CDN
Manager's ability to route traffic geographically and its professional support
give us the flexibility we require to build mission-critical applications on
cloud infrastructure," he said. "With the inclusion of failover technology, Dyn
is providing the key element that allows customers to move to our platform with