Dynect Traffic Management Overview

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Dynect Traffic Management Overview

  1. 1. Dynect Traffic Management Cloud Computing Enabled
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Company Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Market Background </li></ul><ul><li>Dynect Platform Background </li></ul><ul><li>Dynect Traffic Management </li></ul><ul><li>DTM Walkthrough </li></ul><ul><li>Key Customers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Company Background <ul><li>Operations since 1998 for home DDNS </li></ul><ul><li>World's most reliable DNS network </li></ul><ul><li>Private company in NH </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering, open-source focused </li></ul><ul><li>2 million customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals, small-large companies, dozen domain registries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10 datacenter sites </li></ul>
  4. 4. Company Growth <ul><li>Volunteer-based, user focused start </li></ul><ul><li>First service (required donation) in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Not just dynamic DNS anymore </li></ul><ul><li>From 4 to 10 datacenters </li></ul><ul><li>Dynect Platform launch in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>ICANN registrar, 60k domains </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritative DNS for 100k zones </li></ul>
  5. 5. DNS Market Dynamics <ul><li>Heavy soft costs in staff and outages </li></ul><ul><li>Misconfigurations more costly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard to notice and detect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just web and mail (VoIP, ecommerce, DR) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>25 year old technology, still misunderstood </li></ul><ul><li>Few providers, few choices: free to a lot </li></ul><ul><li>As with email, outsourcing DNS easy </li></ul>
  6. 6. DNS Market Dynamics DNS Hosting for the F1000
  7. 7. The Dynect Platform “ A scalable external DNS platform that directs your Internet traffic, routes around outages, and maximizes the performance of your network.”
  8. 8. Dynect Features <ul><li>Managed DNS, always available </li></ul><ul><li>Anycast delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower latency, better uptime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive loadbalancing/failover </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and alerting </li></ul><ul><li>DNS experts - Dynect Concierge </li></ul><ul><li>Zone revisions, audit logs, graphing, reporting </li></ul>
  9. 9. Network Map/POPs
  10. 10. Dynect Platform 2.0 <ul><li>Dynect Traffic Management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global server load balancing (GSLB)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct end users to particular customer PoPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread content/applications for speed/reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative to hardware appliances, CDN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive, new training required, maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enable content overlay networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We provide traffic control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer handles own content servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for dynamic web applications </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Technology: Implementation <ul><li>Bind, Apache, mod_perl, FreeBSD </li></ul><ul><li>Anycast from 10 locations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North America, Europe, Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced DDoS mitigation with Cloudshield DPI </li></ul><ul><li>Query capacity of millions/second </li></ul><ul><li>Gomez, Renesys external monitoring </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quick Tech Lesson: Anycast
  13. 13. Cloud Computing Delayed <ul><li>On-demand capacity available but untapped </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon EC2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rackspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VPS providers galore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation challenges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Load-balance individual servers (LAN side)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic traffic directing (WAN side)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring and failover </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Dynect Traffic Management <ul><li>Anycast to attract traffic to our POPs </li></ul><ul><li>Each POP: direct end users from on customer rulesets </li></ul><ul><li>Direct customers in Europe to European servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployed in a cloud, datacenter, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitor the availability of the service and degrade to a functional, but further-away server when needed </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-point monitoring to ensure good decisions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Dynect Traffic Management Tour <ul><li>Walkthrough of the interface… </li></ul>
  16. 16. Tour1
  17. 17. Tour2
  18. 18. Tour3
  19. 19. Tour4
  20. 20. Tour5
  21. 21. Tour6
  22. 22. Tour7
  23. 23. DTM Notes <ul><li>Available to current customers December 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Generally available February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Edgecast first announced customer </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing as low as $1500/month </li></ul><ul><li>As part of Dynect overall DNS service </li></ul>
  24. 24. Dynect Partners & Customers
  25. 25. Give us a call! [email_address] +1 888-840-3258 http://dynect.com

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