Dyn picks up mobile monitoring company Trendslide and looks toward devops

Dyn Chief Technology Officer Cory von Wallenstein

Plenty of companies have woken up to the reality that IT administrators, executives, salespeople and others want to use their mobile devices to get a sense of their operations. Now Dyn, which provides DNS and email-delivery services for enterprises, has bought Trendslide, which has built out simple mobile dashboards for keeping track of sales data and other inputs.

But Dyn doesn’t want to offer that to its customers; it will transform the app into a tool for devops. In other words, instead of integrating with Salesforce.com, Marketo, Google Analytics and other data sources, users will be able to bring together application-performance management data from providers such as New Relic and Compuware’s Gomez alongside analytics on domain-name server queries and big email campaigns. That sort of mobile app could make it easy for devops guys to see from home if applications are operating without issue, email campaigns are working as they should and DNS queries are going through data centers as they should and within the bounds of what customers have signed up for. If there are issues, devops should be alerted that they need to act.

The acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, ties in nicely with website-performance analytics technology from Verelo, which Dyn also has acquired.

Cory von Wallenstein, Dyn’s chief technology officer (pictured), was the original investor in Trendslide. He will speak about upgrading infrastructure while maintaining uptime at GigaOM’s Structure conference in San Francisco on June 20.

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