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Why Your CDN Needs Managed DNS

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If you have a CDN, you understand the importance of boosting your website's performance. Without a best-of-breed managed DNS solution, you may be throwing away that investment that you made in your CDN.

Learn how a managed DNS solution can help boost your website's performance by working hand in hand with your CDN.

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Why Your CDN Needs Managed DNS

  1. 1. Your CDN’s BFF: Why Your CDN Needs Managed DNS
  2. 2. Pg. 2 Some things belong together.
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  11. 11. Pg. 11 Just like cookies need milk, and Robin needs Batman, your CDN needs a managed DNS provider to help boost performance, reliability, and flexibility of your website and applications. Your CDN and Dyn belong together. Why managed DNS?
  12. 12. Pg. 12 DNS Queries can account for 29% of initial page load time DNS matters more than you may think.
  13. 13. Pg. 13 DNS Queries can account for 29% of initial page load time Since just 1 second can be the difference between a loyal customer and a lost one, 29% is too much to risk. DNS matters more than you may think.
  14. 14. Pg. 14 Responsible for: Performance & scalability Ensuring high availability Delivering strong security DNS keeps you connected to your customers.
  15. 15. Pg. 15 Do you know where your DNS comes from?
  16. 16. Pg. 16 Where does your DNS come from? Managed DNS Provider In-house DNS ISP/Hosting Provider CDN Provider
  17. 17. Pg. 17 Where does your DNS come from? Managed DNS Provider In-house DNS ISP/Hosting Provider CDN Provider A dedicated provider. A full-service solution. An expert in Internet performance.
  18. 18. Pg. 18 Where does your DNS come from? Managed DNS Provider In-house DNS ISP/Hosting Provider CDN Provider Since usually on a unicast network, there is a single point of failure for your website + DNS knowledge may be limited.
  19. 19. Pg. 19 ISPs or hosting providers, like GoDaddy, aren't focused on DNS since it's not their main business. Your DNS performance is not their concern. Where does your DNS come from? Managed DNS Provider In-house DNS ISP/Hosting Provider CDN Provider
  20. 20. Pg. 20 Where does your DNS come from? Managed DNS Provider In-house DNS ISP/Hosting Provider CDN Provider When your DNS is with a CDN provider, like Akamai, you hand over total control of your website’s performance. If your CDN fails, your website fails.
  21. 21. Pg. 21 Not quite sure where your DNS comes from?
  22. 22. Pg. 22 Some easy ways to find out: 1) Ask whoever runs your website – they are definitely sure to know! 2) In Terminal, do a whois command to see your name servers: whois example.com 3) In Terminal, do a dig command to see your name servers (Linux & Mac only): dig example.com
  23. 23. Pg. 23 For the love of your website, rely on a Managed DNS provider.
  24. 24. Pg. 24 Don’t risk using a slow network just to save a few bucks. When a site is unacceptably slow, 28% of customers will permanently abandon. SLOW IS THE NEW DOWNTIME – WebPerformanceToday.com For the love of performance. For your visitors, slow is the new downtime.
  25. 25. Pg. 25 For the love of reliability. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. – WebPerformanceToday.com During an outage, 9% of customers will permanently abandon a site. If your CDN & DNS are in the same network, a risk of an outage is high.
  26. 26. Pg. 26 For the love of flexibility. Your CDN provider’s DNS limits you on what you can do with your website. Standalone DNS gives you the flexibility to failover to other resources when your CDN experiences issues. Don’t get locked into a single CDN provider.
  27. 27. Pg. 27 A CDN is only half the battle!
  28. 28. Pg. 28 Love your website? Use Dyn for DNS. •  Connect your visitors to your CDNs faster •  Improved conversion •  Increased customer satisfaction PERFORMANCE
  29. 29. Pg. 29 Love your website? Use Dyn for DNS. •  Dyn DNS delivers 100% uptime •  Active failover for downed endpoints •  Distributed DNS network helps against disasters RELIABILITY
  30. 30. Pg. 30 Love your website? Use Dyn for DNS. •  Optimize geographic performance amongst multiple CDNs •  Reduce TCO by load balancing across the most cost-effective CDNs •  Endpoint agnostic solution FLEXIBILITY
  31. 31. Pg. 31 Love your website? Use Dyn for DNS. EXPERIENCE Dyn is the most widely deployed DNS provider amongst the Alexa 1000 who use one or more CDN providers. Over 5,000 companies combine Dyn Traffic Management with their CDN to protect their brand and improve their customers' experiences.
  32. 32. Pg. 32 WEBINAR WHITEPAPER Want to learn more? Why Your Company's CDN Needs To Be Paired With Managed DNS Why CDNs Need Managed DNS VIDEO Pairing Your CDN With Managed DNS
  33. 33. Pg. 33 Dyn is at the core of Internet Performance. Through traffic management, message management and performance assurance, Dyn is connecting people through the Internet and ensuring information gets where it needs to go, faster and more reliably than ever before. /delivers/

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