Tech giant Oracle announced today that it has acquired domain name service (DNS) provider Dyn for an undisclosed amount in a move that the company said would help expand its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings. Oracle said the acquisition was a natural expansion of its existing cloud computing platform, and one that will help customers optimize infrastructure costs, maximize application and Web site revenue, and manage risk.
?EU?Oracle cloud customers will have unique access to Internet performance information that will help them optimize infrastructure costs, maximize application and Web site-driven revenue, and manage risk,?EU? said Kyle York, Dyn?EU?s chief strategy officer, said in a statement. ?EU?We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to our customers as part of Oracle?EU?s cloud computing platform.?EU?
The name Dyn might sound familiar. The DNS provider was hit with a massive distributed denial of service attack last month that shut down major portions of the Internet, including popular sites such as Twitter and Netflix. Although small, the New Hampshire-based company is responsible for providing DNS service for much of the U.S. Internet.
But beyond its role as a DNS provider, Dyn also serves more than 3,500 enterprise clients, providing them with the ability to monitor, control, and optimize Internet applications and cloud services to deliver faster access, reduced page load times, and higher end-user satisfaction. Adding Dyn?EU?s capabilities will give Oracle the ability to offer customers a one-stop shop for IaaS and PaaS solutions, the company said.
?EU?Oracle already offers enterprise-class IaaS and PaaS for companies building and running Internet applications and cloud services,?EU? said Thomas Kurian, president, product development, Oracle. ?EU?Dyn?EU?s immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform.?EU?
The company has not revealed the cost of the…