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Dyn Inc., Opscode and Zenoss Unite for "Game Day" at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference

SANTA CLARA, CA – June 23, 2010 – Starting at 7:30pm (PDT) today at the Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, the teams from three leading IT infrastructure companies will be coming together to present a real-life/real-time Web failure scenario, that will show session attendees how to manage a highly scalable and redundant enterprise Web environment, using integrated tool chains to avoid disaster without manual intervention. Dynamic Network Services (Dyn Inc.) has provided a reservation system for their DynTini event at Velocity 2010 as a Web application hosted in multiple regions in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), utilizing the Dynect Platform for global server Load Balancing and geo-targeting. IT automation vendor, Opscode and cloud monitoring provider Zenoss, will demonstrate how to use integrated tools to repair and prevent systems failure and maintain service levels even with heavy Web load and traffic.

All three companies are excited to unite for this "Game Day" failure and automated recovery presentation, as it demonstrates the strategies and tools needed to build a scalable and resilient cloud infrastructure. "By collaborating with Opscode and Zenoss we hope to demonstrate the type of configuration and management tools needed to deliver the ideal implementation of cloud computing infrastructure," said Cory von Wallenstein, VP Product Management for Dyn Inc.

"This is the perfect example of DevOps; making service level assurance a design point for cloud infrastructure deployment ensures that failures have a minimal impact on user experience while automation provides the quickest path to full recovery from infrastructure break-downs," added John Willis, VP of Services at Opscode.

Each company also understands the challenges IT and operations staff face trying to maintain the uptime and efficiency of their infrastructure. "In order to be effective and maintain the highest quality of service, integrated tool chains are needed to both detect and take action on systems failure," explained Mark Hinkle, VP of Community at Zenoss. "This exercise should demonstrate the effectiveness of automation in maintaining the integrity of mission-critical systems."

The demonstration will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, June 23rd at the O'Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Napa 3. The demonstration will be directly followed by a DynTini event.

For more information, including status updates and the DynTini location, visit us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/velocitygameday and http://twitter.com/dyntini.

Founded in 1998 as a free service, Dynamic Network Services Incorporated (Dyn Inc.) now operates two extremely reliable, "rock solid," global DNS platforms: DynDNS.com for home/SMB users and the Dynect Platform for corporations and enterprises. As a leading provider of managed DNS services, Dyn Inc. plays a key role in keeping the Internet's DNS infrastructure running smoothly, handling billions of queries per day and servicing over 3 million active users. With a range of innovative solutions, from domain name and email services on DynDNS.com, to Load Balancing, Traffic Management and Top Level Domain services with the Dynect Platform, Dyn Inc. remains committed to world-class customer service and engineering excellence. Uptime is the Bottom Line. Visit www.dyn.com.

About Opscode

Opscode was co-founded in 2008 by Jesse Robbins and Adam Jacob, along with other notable technologists who have helped to shape today's Cloud infrastructure. Opscode enables companies of all sizes to build and maintain scalable, fully automated infrastructure based on community best practices and expertise. The company is privately held and headquartered in the Emerald City, Seattle WA. More information can be found at www.opscode.com

About Zenoss, Inc.

Zenoss is a leading commercial open source provider of Unlegacy enterprise IT management products. Zenoss Enterprise is a single model-based product that enables organizations to seamlessly manage physical, virtual and cloud based infrastructure with unprecedented power, agility and value. Leveraging a commercial open source model, Zenoss products monitor over one million network and server devices daily and have been used in over 25,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world. Commercial customers include leading companies such as Rackspace, VMware, LinkedIn, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. To learn more about Zenoss' award-winning IT operations management software, visit http://www.zenoss.com.

 

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