Oracle Scoops Up Dyn, At Center Of Recent Massive DDoS Attack, To Boost Its Cloud Computing Platform
Oracle continued its acquisition tear as the company announced Monday it will buy DNS provider Dyn, which received national attention in October following a massive DDoS attack that prompted widespread internet outages.
Oracle plans to leverage Dyn's cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS technology to boost its own cloud computing platform, according to Thomas Kurian, president of product development for Oracle.
"Oracle already offers enterprise-class IaaS and PaaS for companies building and running Internet applications and cloud services,’ Kurian said in a statement released by the Redwood Shores, Calif.-based vendor. "Dyn's immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform."
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn owns solutions that power more than 3,500 customers' sites and drive 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily, according to the Oracle statement. Dyn customer's includes the likes of Netflix, Twitter, Pfizer and CNBC.
On Oct. 21, Dyn said its server infrastructure was the target of a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that impacted its Managed Domain Name Servers (DNS) customers, which hit the East Coast the hardest. Popular websites that rely on Dyn's traffic management and optimization services – such as Spotify, Netflix and Github – experienced issues or went down temporarily. The attack led to the blockage of more than 1,200 websites.
The DDoS attack was launched through Internet of Things consumer devices such as video recorders, webcams and routers that overwhelmed servers at Dyn. The attack shed light on the lack of security in the emerging IoT market.
Oracle has stepped up its acquisitions as the year winds to a close. In September, the cloud giant bought cloud access security brokerage startup Palerra, as well as SaaS-based warehouse management specialist LogFire. The values of those deals were also not disclosed.
Earlier this month, Oracle completed a blockbuster acquisition of NetSuite for $9.3 billion in cash.