Dyn acquires Renesys

22 May 2014

Internet performance solutions provider Dyn has acquired internet intelligence provider Renesys for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition brings together Renesys’s market intelligence with Dyn’s ability to deliver domain, traffic and message management services.

Part of the move will see Renesys’s portfolio of intelligence products integrated into Dyn’s new Performance Assurance product line, which is designed to provide customers with information to improve the performance of their internet-enabled applications.

Dyn also plans to eventually integrate Renesys Internet Intelligence into its traffic management and message management services.

"Renesys’ global and granular visibility into the internet will allow us to make better traffic and message decisions, helping our customers more efficiently connect with their audiences," said Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO at Dyn. "Our new Performance Assurance product line will help businesses optimise their internet and cloud network performance, in a world where any downtime or milliseconds of delay can have a real business impact."

Talks between the two New Hampshire-based companies began in February, after Dyn secured a $38 million minority investment from private equity firm North Bridge last October.

Renesys revealed to Capacity that it is set to release a new network performance management tool, which aims to offer enterprises an insight into the quality of network services. The acquisition is said to help support the launch of this product, leveraging Dyn’s considerable sales and marketing capabilities.

Renesys has a longstanding presence in the wholesale segment, and its wholesale rankings are regularly featured in Capacity magazine, offering an insight into the leading wholesale providers in each region.

Speaking exclusively to Capacity, Renesys CEO Ashton Peery said the company will continue to offer market intelligence to support the carrier community,

"Alliances between content providers and service providers is growing, and those combined entities are looking for ways to distinguish themselves in the market. Our data helps support them," he said.

"Just as carriers use our market intelligence to distinguish their service offering in the market, I think they can also use internet intelligence to distinguish their content or hosting plays."

Topics: Dyn, Renesys, acquisition, intelligence, market, Performance Assurance, telecoms, mobile, wireless