Neil Cook

Neil Cook
PowerDNS Head of Product

Improving DNSdist performance with AF_XDP

Neil Cook on Mar 15, 2024

This is the second in a series of three blog posts we are publishing about recent innovative developments with respect to our DNS proxy and load balancer PowerDNS DNSdist. The previous blog post explained the ove...

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PowerDNS supports the launch of 1&1’s 5G network

Neil Cook on Jan 26, 2024

At the end of last year, 1&1 announced the availability of its 5G network for mobile internet subscribers in Germany – this made 1&1 the fourth network provider in Germany, alongside Deutsche Telekom, Vod...

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PowerDNS launches Lightning Stream for Cloud Control

Neil Cook on Aug 01, 2023

A few weeks ago, PowerDNS added Lightning Stream to the PowerDNS Authoritative Server. We are happy to announce that since then Lightning Stream is also available for our cloud-native deployment solution PowerDNS...

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How PowerDNS has become cloud-native

Neil Cook on Sep 09, 2022

PowerDNS has embraced automation in a big way over the last few years; it helps our customers stay competitive by increasing the speed of deployment, boosting operational efficiency, and improving service reliabi...

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Super-Charge Your 5G Network by Moving DNS to the Edge

Neil Cook on Mar 08, 2022

The number of 5G subscribers is expected to exceed 580 million by end of 2021, with 3.5 billion subscribers predicted in 2026, according to Ericsson's recent mobility report. This means that it is set to become t...

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Check your DNS for 5G deficits

Neil Cook on Oct 06, 2021

5G networks are installed in large numbers worldwide and the number of 5G subscribers is continuously increasing. These users benefit from the availability of 5G by being able to take full advantage of IoT device...

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PowerDNS Launches Cloud Control 1.0 for Cloud-native DNS

Neil Cook on Feb 17, 2021

In previous blog posts we have outlined the need for cloud-native services and the benefits of cloud-native DNS in particular: Network operators benefit from a faster time-to-market by removing of labor- and time...

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PowerDNS works with Allot to integrate PowerDNS technology into the Allot S...

Neil Cook on Jan 13, 2021

Israel-based Allot, a provider of innovative network intelligence and security solutions for service providers and enterprises worldwide, is well aware of the performance, scalability and cost-challenges that com...

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The Benefits of a Cloud-Native PowerDNS

Neil Cook on Aug 20, 2020

Many PowerDNS customers benefit from automation, which increases the speed of deployment, enhances efficiency and improves service reliability. Ultimately, this lets customers stay competitive and helps them meet...

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BT starts DoH trial with DNSdist

Neil Cook on Mar 19, 2020

It is very likely that you heard and read a lot about the importance of DNS encryption in the last few months. Open-Xchange emphasizes the importance of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT), as well as the...

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