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Sam Preston

Sam Preston

June 19, 2020 2:15 PM

DNS as Code

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Continuous Delivery methods have become increasingly popular amongst development and operations teams as a means of maintaining high-performing websites. Code repositories, build servers, and configuration management systems are now industry standards, as these tools replace cumbersome manual touchpoints with transparent automated workflows. Consequently, DevOps CI/CD tools are an effective means of delivering a more reliable end product to customers.

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

January 6, 2020 12:30 PM

Geolocation and DNS Traffic Management

What is GTM Global Traffic Management, or GTM, is a DNS-based load balancing service that offers application owners a level of flexibility and insight that is unmatched by traditional on-prem solutions. Highly scalable and fault-resilient, GTM offers customers a layer of abstraction between endpoints, so traffic can be easily shifted between targets. The platform is not limited to weighted load distribution, however; GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

December 5, 2019 12:00 PM

Managing Traffic From the Outset - How GTM Can Make ...

What is GTM Global Traffic Management, or GTM, is a DNS-based load balancing service that offers application owners a level of flexibility and insight that is unmatched by traditional on-prem solutions. Highly scalable and fault-resilient, GTM offers customers a layer of abstraction between endpoints, so traffic can be easily shifted between targets. However, the platform is not limited to weighted load distribution: GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

October 21, 2019 11:00 AM

All Resolvers Aren't Equal - Don't Worry, GTM is Awa ...

What is GTM Global Traffic Management, or GTM, is a DNS-based load balancing service that offers application owners a level of flexibility and insight that is unmatched by traditional on-prem solutions. Highly scalable and fault-resilient, GTM offers customers a layer of abstraction between endpoints, so traffic can be easily shifted between targets. However, the platform is not limited to weighted load distribution: GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

August 19, 2019 11:00 AM

Fast DNS: Zone Apex Mapping & DNSSEC

Introduction Along with its DDoS resilience and impressive global footprint, Fast DNS affords zone administrators additional technical flexibility and implementation options. One example is Zone Apex Mapping (ZAM) -- a feature that enables apex domains to be mapped directly to an Akamai edge IP. The popularity and appeal of ZAM does, however, prompt a number of questions about the technical specifics, such as: is ZAM interoperable with commonplace DNS extensions,

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

June 12, 2019 11:00 AM

DNSSEC: How It Works & Key Considerations

From its beginnings as a replacement for a centralized database, the Domain Name System (DNS) has evolved into a dynamic, highly-distributed question-answer protocol. The proverbial 'phone book of the internet' has increased in complexity and scale alongside the rapid growth of the world wide web. One primary example is DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions): the founding architects of DNS did not include any inherent security protections for the protocol,

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

May 6, 2019 11:00 AM

Edge DNS Secondary Implementation: Order or Operatio ...

[Updated on March 4, 2020 9:52 PM] Akamai's Edge DNS service provides cloud-based, authoritative domain services to thousands of organizations. Edge DNS is the most widely deployed cloud DNS service pushed to the edge of the Internet. Every organization must protect their domain name. Akamai originally built Fast DNS (now Edge DNS) to focus on domain name availability, security, resilience, and performance. Domain names must be 100% available at all