DNS as a Web Performance Tool

Apr 19, 2016 · New York, United States of America

Despite being the ingress point to almost all of today’s applications and websites, DNS has been overlooked as a way to significantly improve application performance. In this talk, Kris Beevers, Co-founder of NS1, will give a brief history of DNS and explain how in the past few years this ubiquitous protocol has evolved to meet the needs of the modern application stack. Kris will also discuss how DNS, when combined with real-time metrics and modular traffic rules, is critical to building a resilient, high performance, and scalable application that meets the demands of today’s users and is optimized down to the millisecond.

Kristopher Beevers (@beevek) is founder and CEO of NS1, a high performance managed DNS company in New York delivering modern data driven DNS, with customers like Yelp, Imgur, Collective Media, MaxCDN, and more, ranging from ad tech to rich media to ecommerce. Prior to NS1, Dr. Beevers led platform development at Voxel dot Net, where he built cloud and bare metal platforms, content delivery networks, and other distributed infrastructure products up to and following Voxel's acquisition by Internap. Dr. Beevers holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in computer science from RPI.

Spotify is hosting us again. And they still have food and beer!

As always, we are going to have geekaways with geeky prizes provided by our sponsors!


6:30 - Arrive at Spotify, meet other members
6:45 - Event starts
7:00 - DNS as a Web Performance Tool (Kris Beevers)
8:00 - Q&A
8:15 - "Books and Stuff" geekaways
8:30 - Open Discussion, Networking


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Our Sponsors:

• Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.

• New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time.

• SOASTA’s web and mobile app test automation solution enables developers, QA professionals, and IT Operations teams to test with unprecedented speed, scale and precision.

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