Oracle acquires leading DNS provider Dyn

One of the top enterprise computing platforms has announced its intentions to buy one of the industry’s leading Internet performance DNS provider companies.

Oracle Corp., based out of Redwood Shores, Calif., said today the cloud computing firm would acquire New Hampshire-based Dyn, Inc. In addition to DNS provider services, Dyn also optimizes Internet applications and cloud services to deliver faster access, reduced page load times. Now Oracle users will soon be able to enjoy the same level of optimization services.

“Oracle cloud customers will have unique access to Internet performance information that will help them optimize infrastructure costs, maximize application and website-driven revenue, and manage risk,” said Kyle York, chief strategy officer, Dyn. “We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to our customers as part of Oracle’s cloud computing platform.”

Oracle officials tout the move as a play to add Dyn’s DNS solution to its growing portfolio of enterprise-level services, creating a “one-stop shop” for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

“Oracle already offers enterprise-class IaaS and PaaS for companies building and running Internet applications and cloud services,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s president of product development, in a news release. “Dyn’s immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform.”

Dyn also boasts a list of heavy-hitting clients that rely on its services. Its global network already drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions each day for more than 3,500 enterprise clients. The company’s clients include household names like Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer, and CNBC. Earlier this month Dyn was in headlines as the result of a DDoS attack on it that resulted in many of its clients experiencing outages for many Internet users.

Until the proposed acquisition closes, both companies will operate separately. However, Oracle officials say the company is closely examining Dyn’s product roadmap to guide customers on the specifics of the transaction and how it will affect their services.

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Lindsey Peacock is a freelance writer, editor and American expat based in Toronto. This proud Atlanta native has written for a variety of news and business publications across North America, including Business in Vancouver, BCBusiness magazine, Fort McMurray Today and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Blogging, sweet tea and black-and-white movies are a few of her favourite things.

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