Oracle Buys Domain Names Service Provider Dyn

Oracle has agreed to buy internet traffic routing company Dyn in a move to extend the capabilities of its cloud services.

Dyn has been catapulted into the spotlight following a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack aimed at its domain name service (DNS) servers which took the likes of Twitter, Spotify and other major sites offline due the their reliance on its services, which effectively route web traffic across the world wide web.

However, this has not put Oracle off from considering the acquisition of the Manchester, New Hampshire based company.

Oracle continues cloud push

The decision to buy Dyn has been motivated by Oracle’s desire to offer its enterprise customers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for it infrastructure cloud services.

Given Dyn’s expertise in content delivery, load balancing, and DNS, it makes sense for Oracle to be interested in purchasing a company that can boost its internet delivered services, and help it establish itself as a true enterprise cloud services provider rather than mainly an expert in corporate database software and platforms.

“Dyn’s immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development at Oracle.

While Oracle will gain access to Dyn’s platform, another side to the acquisition is that Oracle will likely gain access to Dyn’s customers, giving it the scope to effectively sell them its database and cloud services as well as maintaining their DNS services provided through Dyn.

Details of the acquisition and the future of Dyn under Oracle’s banner were not disclosed, but it would be safe to assume Oracle will absorb Dyn into its corporate mass; whether Dyn keeps its brand name or not had yet to be revealed.

Given Oracle recently opened a new business-to-business  marketplace which brings together Oracles own marketing data with that of third parties, it comes as no surprise that it continues to snap-up smaller companions’ in order to give it the edge over rival firms.

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Roland Moore-Colyer

As News Editor of Silicon UK, Roland keeps a keen eye on the daily tech news coverage for the site, while also focusing on stories around cyber security, public sector IT, innovation, AI, and gadgets.

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