Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Leveraging multiplatform DNS for web application resiliency (sponsored by Oracle + Dyn)

Matt Torrisi (Oracle + Dyn)
9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Location: LL20 C

Who is this presentation for?

  • Solution architects, network engineers, members of reliability or sustaining engineering teams, and members of operations leadership

What you'll learn

  • Understand how traffic is decided on multiplatform DNS delegations during normal operation and during failure states
  • Explore important criteria in assessing DNS network compatibility
  • Learn how to use DNS as a traffic-steering platform for higher-level traffic
  • Understand the high-level narrative of multivendor DNS and why it is important for domain resilience
  • Learn how to identify areas of risk for domain resolution
  • Explore DNS traffic patterns to enable scalable, multivendor DNS solutions with even the tallest zones and most complex traffic-steering solutions
  • Learn how to deploy DNS with confidence across multiple platforms


The threat to an organization’s DNS has never been more clear. In the last few years, DDoS attacks have overwhelmingly targeted DNS as a primary point of attack. The operations community has sought to protect against these attacks and increase DNS resiliency by including multiple providers. However, this isn’t as simple as adding a secondary or alternate DNS service, as we once did. Just as attacks have become more advanced, so must your management of multiple DNS instances. Understanding how multiple vendors and systems can work in unison—rather than creating silos or reducing strategic capabilities—is pivotal to effective asset management.

Matt Torrisi demonstrates how to build domain traffic easily by enabling multiplatform DNS, covers the important criteria in assessing DNS network compatibility, and walks you through using DNS as a traffic-steering platform. The techniques apply to any organization operating on the public internet, from small startups to major multinational enterprises. As part of an interactive DNS flow workshop built into this course, you’ll also create an optimized traffic flow diagram for your organization’s domain to communicate the concepts you’ve learned in this session with your own team.

All conference type pass holders are welcome to attend this session.

This tutorial is sponsored by Oracle + Dyn.

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Matt Torrisi

Oracle + Dyn

Matt Torrisi is an experienced solution architect within the Oracle + Dyn Edge Services Group within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure organization. He has spent the last seven years advising companies from the smallest startups to the largest global enterprises on how to optimize their infrastructure posture and ensure brand resilience.