DNS Fundamentals

November 18, 2010

DNS - Opendns Adds Singapore Data Center Ensuring Faster, Safer Internet to Asia Pacific Users



OpenDNS, a globally renowned provider of Internet navigation and security recently announced the opening of its latest data center in Singapore- the 12th datacenter for OpenDNS globally and the first of a series of data centers planned for Asia.

In a press release, OpenDNS claimed to make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable and announced that its Singapore data center was conceived to better serve OpenDNS users across Asia and beyond.

In the release, the globally renowned navigation service provider noted that it added the Singapore datacenter as part of its continuous effort to improve the navigation service around the globe. In response to growing needs of Asia Pacific region, OpenDNS sought to ensure a speedier and safer Internet experience for the commercial, as well as residential establishments.

 The company said that its sophisticated anycast routing technology ensures wherever users are in the world, their DNS requests are automatically routed to the OpenDNS servers physically closest to them. According to OpenDNS, the Singapore servers will speed page load times for users closer to Singapore than other, pre-existing OpenDNS locations.

“We’ve seen unprecedented growth in Asia and the Pacific Rim over the past few years. Building out a datacenter in Singapore will ensure that families, schools and businesses in Asian countries can experience a faster and safer Internet thanks to OpenDNS, and will no longer need to rely on their ISPs unreliable DNS service,” said OpenDNS founder and CEO, David Ulevitch, in a statement.

OpenDNS informed that the new Singapore data center joins two datacenters in Europe and nine in the United States. Regarding the future plans, the company informed that its next server location is planned for Frankfurt, Germany. Additional sites in Asia, Australia, India and South America are planned for 2011 and 2012. Each additional site is expected to reduce latency for nearby users and increases the overall capacity of the OpenDNS infrastructure.

In March of this year, OpenDNS, announced that it secured a full one percent of all 1.67 billion global Internet users online. The company claimed that according to leading analytics firm Quantcast (News - Alert), the total OpenDNS user count surpassed 18 million, doubling in just 12 months.


Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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