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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2011/04/08 - “Three new products from Makani Networks – MakDNS, MakMON and MakHEAL – enables rapid deployment of global-scale services” - MakaniNetworks.com.
At the Web 2.0 conference, Makani Networks announced the official release of three new cloud-enabled products that enable rapid deployment of wide variety of services on a globe-scale.
The first product, MakDNS, is a proprietary domain name system technology that enables distributed computing on a global scale. The technology enables latest features such as geo- load balancing, geo- directional IP, industry's lowest time-to-live, IPv6 and DNSSEC. The geo-directional IP technology classifies source IP based on pre-defined geo-location maps to respond with servers that are located closest to the source. The DNS system is also augmented with a server fail-over technology that can remotely detect server failure, and the “hot-standby” technology enables automated introduction of an alternate server on “hot-standby”. Multiple domains and records can be easily managed using a centrally-provisioned MakDNS Web-based control panel.
The MakMON product enables sophisticated distributed remote server monitoring and alerting that classifies events to successfully infer “noise” events from a server undergoing packet loss effects or DDoS attacks. Once the inference about the “noise” event is made, the problematic server is temporarily suspended from the MakDNS system. The suspended server automatically resumes operation with the MakDNS system once the server noise levels subside. New updates for the MakDNS system are propagated globally in less than 60 seconds using native database replication.
A final piece of technology from Makani Networks – called MakHEAL – enables fast periodic monitoring of services internal to a server. Internal health checks are enforced for system-critical services, dependencies automatically resolved, and services quickly restarted on any local failure or problem event. These internal health checks ensure that services are “always-on” and any problems encountered, if ever, are automatically resolved locally. Only in the unusual case when the server problems can not be resolved locally, will the problems be resolved globally through the MakDNS System. Services provisioned through MakHEAL can also be explicitly managed, stopped, started, or restarted using a centralized web-based interface.
A smart infrastructure using MakDNS, MakMON, and MakHEAL products from Makani Networks is currently deployed across three continents and is capable of handling thousands of servers and more than 1 billion unique queries per day. The announcement follows the launch of the MakRADIUS – the cloud-based RADIUS product used for remote server, user, or server app authentication.
About Makani Networks
Makani Networks (makaninetworks.com) offers high-performance, easy-to-use and technically innovative solutions for next-gen wide-area networked data services. Makani Mobilizer™ appliances are deployed in the customer's network for blazing-speed data access over a wide-range of access networks. Makani Enhancers™ are deployed for wide-area network ("WAN") optimization and application acceleration. Founded in 2006, Makani Networks is based in San Francisco USA.