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Cool Vendor Pick of the Week: Renesys Reborn as “Dyn Internet Intelligence”

by Jonah Kowall  |  September 16, 2014  |  3 Comments

 

 

 

 

Former 2013 APM cool vendor Renesys was recently bought by Dyn http://dyn.com/blog/dyn-acquires-renesys-the-global-authority-on-internet-intelligence-2/. You would not be too far off in saying Dyn, who’s known for DNS services, traffic management (using DNS), and email marketing software (via acquisition) is making a move into a new market. The interesting thing as we highlighted in the cool vendor report is Renesys has a unique data set, you can say the same thing about Dyn who manages traffic, email, and DNS for a lot of companies out there here are some interesting stats (sorry I like data too much)

 

  • 327k queries per second (monthly average)
  • Over 1 billion emails sent per month
  • 230+ countries & territories occupied by Dyn users
  • +65k Domains Registered (2013)

 

After buying Renesys they began to integrate and analyze some of this vast amount of data into a more operationally focused product. Here is Internet Intelligence, which was released today : http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2190339. I was kind of upset they put me on a trial since I wanted to have this tool after using it for a bit. After the login here are the highlight of the product:

 

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As you can see the focus on the initial product are focused on diagnostics and measurement, and less so on monitoring, but some elements come out later. This next screenshot shows the visual connectivity between the AS numbers.

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As you can see the focus on the initial product are focused on diagnostics and measurement, and less so on monitoring, but some elements come out later. This next screenshot shows the visual connectivity between the AS numbers.

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Additionally you can see them visually on a map and explore them in an easy manner:

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Here is a view for this specific AS number:

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You can also see the vantage from a point and the latency as you move from that point, this allows you to explore performance in a more ad-hoc manner:

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A path can be selected and explored as well.image012

Taking these two views together you can look at path and latency data:

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Latency can be examined over time as well, which can provide an indication of what the network latency might look like to a customer on a specific ISP. You can see how this would be useful for those hosting services or running SaaS businesses:

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If looking to improve performance to specific customers or areas you can also compare and understand providers and options connecting points:

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I found the measurements showing variability to be particularly interesting, the use of the scatter plot shows you the actual measurement variance:

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Looking out over longer periods of time you can see more about path variability:

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This is about the only monitoring in the product today, I expect this to improve a lot. You will notice the network events bulletin, they have an rss feed for this data, which I actually have in my feedly and love!

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In order to setup monitoring you must add the assets into your portfolio:

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As you can see or at least imagine, this is an interesting but early product. It’s good to see this great data being exposed for operational purposes, and I expect it to become more relevant as the internet is so critical for almost every business today.

Please leave comments and questions here, or via twitter @jkowall

Category: analytics  apm  monitoring  pick-of-the-week  saas  

Jonah Kowall
Research Vice President
3.5 years with Gartner
20 years IT industry

Jonah Kowall is a research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), Unified Monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD), Infrastructure Performance Monitoring (IPM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), and general application and infrastructure availability and performance monitoring technologies. Read Full Bio


Thoughts on Cool Vendor Pick of the Week: Renesys Reborn as “Dyn Internet Intelligence”


  1. Bob Smith says:

    All this said, keep in mind that the 5 vendors listed here are focused on providing solutions to support content on-the-go, improved collaboration capabilities and more effective management of content delivery applications.



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