Oracle Makes Major Acquisition Of Cloud-Based DNS Provider




In the race for most comprehensive cloud services, Oracle has taken another step in bolstering its offerings with the acquisition of one of the Internet’s leading cloud-based DNS providers.

The enterprise software giant announced this week it was acquiring Dyn, which monitors, controls, and optimizes applications and cloud services to deliver faster access and reduce page-load times. Dyn claims high-profile customers such as Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer, and CNBC.

“Adding Dyn’s best-in-class DNS solution extends the Oracle cloud computing platform and provides enterprise customers with a one-stop shop for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS),” Oracle said in a statement.

The software maker went on to say Dyn’s DNS is a “critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform.”

Dyn made headlines earlier this year, but not for the best reasons. The Domain Name System was targeted by a DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, on Oct. 21, and was inundated and overloaded with search requests, causing sites run by Dyn to become inaccessible.

Terms of the deal were not yet disclosed, and Oracle said both companies will operate independently until the acquisition is complete.

It’s been just over two months since Oracle’s last cloud-based acquisition, when it purchased LogFire, a nine-year-old warehouse management applications provider based out of Georgia.

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“While Oracle already offers enterprise-class IaaS and PaaS for Internet applications and cloud service, Managed DNS and its corresponding value added services are critical core components of being a full-stack cloud platform provider. Adding Dyn’s best-in-class DNS solution to Oracle cloud will provide enterprise customers a one-stop shop for infrastructure services. This combination will bring deeper value to our customers,” said Dyn Chief Strategy Officer Kyle York in a statement.

“This is an exciting next step and it is one we believe will have a lasting impact on the performance of the Internet,” York continued. “It is an exciting day. Thank you to everyone who played a part in our journey."

It's no secret cloud services have become a major competition among industry giants as well as smaller service providers, and the fight to build the most comprehensive solution has only become more intense in 2016. A recent forecast showed cloud data traffic could nearly quadruple in just five years, moving from 3.9 zetabytes in 2015 to a jaw-dropping 14.1 zetabytes by 2020.

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