IaaS Provider Dyn Expands Global IP Network with PoP in Mumbai, India

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Dyn, the Manchester, New Hampshire based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider powering managed DNS and email delivery, has extended its global footprint of IP Anycast Points of Presence (POPs) around the world with the addition of its newest PoP located in Mumbai, India. Dyn decided to co-locate with GPX Global Systems, a Tier IV carrier-neutral data center.

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Inside GPX Global Systems’ Tier IV colocation facility in Mumbai, India

The Mumbai data center is Dyn’s first strategic PoP location within India, a country with one of the fastest growing populations of Internet users. With the introduction of a new data center PoP into Dyn’s global anycast network, Dyn expects that DNS response times will dramatically improve for those querying from the Indian subcontinent.

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“Users local to the area of Mumbai can expect on average a 200ms reduction in DNS latency,” said Jeff Cronstrom, ‎Director of Datacenter Operations at Dyn. “By continuing to expand our global network, we’re honouring our commitment to our customers around the world to provide the best service possible by further decreasing DNS query latency, while increasing failover protection, and load balancing.”

The colocation provider selection process has been a year in the making. Ultimately, Dyn decided to colocate with GPX Global Systems, an ‘Uptime Certified’ TIER IV carrier-neutral data center.

“The selection process for a data center is exceedingly important,” said Cory von Wallenstein, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Dyn. “We look for key indicators of reliability and performance such as fiber optic density, availability of key IP carriers, site reliability metrics, and several other aspects. If done haphazardly adding new site locations can actually degrade performance in the network and it’s scary to think that some providers do this at random.”

Over the past decade, Dyn has created a robust network that spans five continents. Other sites include New Jersey, Palo Alto, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brazil, Sydney and Hong Kong. The Mumbai data center is Dyn’s fourth in Asia and 18th overall. It won’t be the last either with additional locations expected to come online by the end of the year.