Oracle Buys Dyn Despite Massive Recent DDoS AttackOracle Buys Dyn Despite Massive Recent DDoS Attack
Oracle today announced its intentions to buy Dyn, the internet performance and DNS provider whose network was attacked last month in a hack that took down sites like Twitter, Spotify and CNN for millions of users.
November 21, 2016
Wanna get acquired by one of the biggest tech companies in the world? Try being the victim of the biggest DDoS attack of all time.
Oracle today announced its intentions to buy Dyn, the internet performance and DNS provider whose network was attacked last month in a hack that took down sites like Twitter, Spotify and CNN for millions of users. Dyn’s solutions will be integrated into Oracle’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) platforms. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
No one is commenting on the hack or whether the deal was already in the works before it happened. But its recent troubles aside, Dyn has a good deal of value to bring to the table. As Oracle stated in the announcement, Dyn drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers, which include digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer and CNBC.
“Oracle already offers enterprise-class IaaS and PaaS for companies building and running Internet applications and cloud services,” said Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development, Oracle. “Dyn’s immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform.”
Offering Partners a Differentiator
Oracle says that the deal will help meet end users’ evolving demands for tailored applicatins that deliver unique customer experiences, the ability to build responsive and fully-connected applications and a set of scalable, integrated infrastructure services.
Partners will be able to leverage Dyn’s more than 10 years of internet traffic history and 240 billion daily data points to gain visibility into cloud and public internet resources. Proprietary analytics and real time traffic routes optimize network availability, security and performance for customers 40 billion times per day.
In an open letter to customers and partners, Kurian emphasized that Dyn’s global, scalable DNS will complement Oracle’s cloud computing offerings. Partners will be able to access internet performance data to help optimize infrastructure costs, maximize application and website-driven revenue and manage risk
“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.”
For more information on what the deal means for Oracle partners, visit www.oracle.com/dyn.
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