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Manchester-based Dyn acquires Internet intelligence giant Renesys

New Hampshire Union Leader

May 21. 2014 8:27PM

MANCHESTER — The Manchester-headquartered Internet performance company Dyn announced Wednesday that it has aquired the New Hampshire company Renesys, which was founded by data scientists at Dartmouth College and is an authority on Internet intelligence.

Renesys, identified as a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in December, operates a real-time, global sensor grid that continuously monitors, collects, analyzes and correlates Internet routing and performance data.

The acquisition enables Dyn to launch a new performance-assurance product line that provides the intelligence needed to improve performance of Internet applications, Dyn said. Dyn also plans to integrate Renesys’ globally unique Internet performance and geographic intelligence into its traffic and message management platforms, the company said in a statement.

The companies have been customers of one another in the past, Dyn said.“The acquisition of Renesys establishes Dyn as the premier Internet performance company,” said Jeremy Hitchcock, Dyn chief executive. “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.”

Dyn said Renesys’ team of scientists, researchers and analysts have been recording the state of the Internet for more than a decade.

The Renesys team understands and analyzes the connectivity of every network, every service provider, in every market on Earth — in real-time, as global events, acquisitions and traffic patterns evolve and change, Dyn said.

Events affecting Internet use can range from a severed telecommunications cable to a dictator’s clampdown on Internet use, said Adam Coughlin, spokesman for Dyn.

“The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, they call them because they know what’s happening,” Coughlin said.

Dyn and Renesys are privately held companies and will not release the terms of the acquisition, Coughlin said. But he said the transaction is a major talent acquisition for Dyn.

Renesys’ 40 employees will join Dyn. They include CEO Ashton Peery; Renesys fellow and founder Dr. Andy T. Ogielski; Chief Technology Officer and founder Jim Cowie; Bob Fletcher, vice president of worldwide sales; and Vice President and General Manager Earl Zmijewski.

With the acquisition, the Dyn workforce exceeds 350 people worldwide, Coughlin said.

Dyn will maintain Renesys’ Hanover location as a Dyn regional office.

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