G-Core Labs

G-Core Labs unveils launch of speedy DNS services

12 November 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Edge cloud provider G-Core Labs has launched an open beta test of its own DNS service, boasting an average response time of 21 ms, according to the independent DNSperf DNS testing service.

The new service implements GeoDNS and Global Anycast technologies, which help to accelerate and protect the internet connection.

The company said that the product will be in demand by any Internet business that prioritises low latency and connection stability.

G-Core Labs DNS servers are located in more than 100 points of presence in 65 cities around the world.

“We’ve been using our own DNS since the G-Core Labs global content delivery network launched. Back then, in order to quickly and correctly deliver content to the user, we needed stable DNS servers,” said Dmitriy Samoshkin (pictured), the G-Core Labs’ VP of products.

“At the same time, a DNS with the function of balancing by geographical location was intended only for internal use and was one of the company’s competitive advantages.

“Today, the global infrastructure of G-Core Labs spans across five continents and has more than 100 points of presence.

“During this time, the team automated the most popular DNS features on the market and, thanks to good network connectivity, achieved one of the highest performance indicators in the world.”

The company revealed that the GeoDNS function allows you to give different IP addresses depending on the user’s location.

“At peak moments, DNS hosting with the function of balancing by geographical location also helps to cope with high loads by directing client traffic not only to the nearest locations but to any available servers of the company, regardless of location,” said the company.

“DNS hosting by G-Core Labs uses Anycast technology when multiple servers respond to the same IP address. This is the requirement for smooth website operation.

“If a server fails or is unable to respond, the network equipment redirects the request to another server.

“In addition, Anycast helps reduce the impact of DDoS attacks by distributing requests between groups of servers.”