Video: VeriSign's Global DNS Infrastructure

VeriSign (VRSN) announced Monday that it was enhancing its DNS infrastructure to add support for IPv6 and improve the system’s scalability. The company also said it had expanded its infrastructure to India.

Today’s video today is from last year’s Google’s Seattle Conference on Scalability, and takes a look at VeriSign’s global network of nameservers for the .com and .net domains. These servers handle 500,000 DNS queries per second during their daily peak, and up to 10 times more than that during attacks. The presenter is Scott Courtney, a principal architect in VeriSign’s Architecture and Technology Services. Note: This is a longer video, running 53 minutes.

For additional information see our previous coverage archives of VeriSign. If you have video submissions, please e-mail us and share them.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.