Oracle to Acquire Cloud Service Provider Dyn

oracleOn Monday, Oracle Corp (NYSE: ORCL) announced its plan to pick up web service provider Dyn Inc for a presently undisclosed amount.

Manchester, NH-based Dyn, of course, operates cloud-based domain-name systems hat direct traffic throughout the web.

Therefore, by buying Dyn, Oracle will be able to extend its cloud computing platform at a time when more and more companies are shifting their computing operations out of physical, static infrastructures and into the cloud.

The “cloud,” of course, is the term given to describe the new trend of on-demand shared computer processing data and other resources.

It is an important acquisition since many of Oracle’s existing customers already have a big investment in their own data centers so this is actually a smart move. Forrester senior analysis Paul Miller shares, “Oracle’s cloud makes most sense to customers already heavily invested in Oracle’s ecosystem of tools and applications.”

Accordingly, Oracle said, on Monday, “[Dyn] is powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer and CNBC.”

Currently, officials are reviewing Dyn’s existing format and are now planning to provide updated guidance to customers, regarding its communication policies, officials say.

As such, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) president of product development, Thomas Kurian, notes, “Dyn’s immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform.”

You may recall, however, that Dyn suffered a broad cyberattack, on Oct 21, that had left many of its popular websites unreachable for a significant part of the day. More specifically, this disruption case as a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack which flooded Dyn’s computers with inconsequential attacks that blocked use for legitimate operation. This attack, obviously, presented some insight over how the internet is still vulnerable to targeted assualts.

And finally, Dyn chief strategy officer, Kyle York, comments, “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. We’re excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to our customers as part of Oracle’s cloud computing platform.”

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