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Oracle is sharpening its ax for the Dyn networking service it acquired in 2016, with plans to slash jobs and next year cut support for a number of popular services.
Big Red on Tuesday confirmed it will migrate commercial Dyn customers onto its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) service, where possible, and pull the plug on Dyn Enterprise services on May 31, 2020.
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Not surprisingly, Oracle is pitching the move as a long-overdue migration that will ultimately give customers a better set of network and cloud services than the aging Dyn platforms can offer.
"Enterprises can now leverage the best-in-class DNS, Web Application Security, and Email Delivery services within OCI and extend their applications across a comprehensive platform to build, scale, and operate their cloud infrastructure," Oracle told its customers. "As a result, Dyn legacy Enterprise services (i.e. purchased via written order and not online shopping cart) are targeted to be retired on May 31, 2020 with the exception of Internet Intelligence."
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The move will mean the end of a once-rather-popular free Dyn service: Dyn's Dynamic DNS, aka DynDNS aka DDNS, which will cease to operate at the end of next May. This service has been running for nearly two decades, allowing people to point customized hostnames like mykickassserver.dyndns.org or myfirewall.doesntexist.org at the IP address of their home gateway or box on the internet.
It allowed people to reference systems by name if the underlying IP address was likely to change, with a Dyn client on the network automatically updating the external Dyn hostname's settings as needed, which was very popular at a time when home broadband connections weren't all that static with their public IP address...
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