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UltraDNS Selected To Manage Oracle's Internet Domains; Oracle Supports its Global Business Activities with Bulletproof Managed DNS Service.

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SAN MATEO San Mateo (săn mətā`ō), city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing. San Mateo, Spanish for St. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2001

UltraDNS(TM) Corporation, the leading Directory Infrastructure Services Provider (DISP DISP Display
DISP Disposition
DISP Displacement (Offset)
DISP Dispenser
DISP Directory Information Shadowing Protocol (ANSI X.
), today announced that Oracle Corporation, the world's largest enterprise software company, has selected UltraDNS to host several mission-critical Internet domains in support of the company's global business activities.

The announcement represents an expansion of the companies' existing relationship. Last year, UltraDNS chose to deploy the Oracle Database engine to power its Managed DNS (Domain Name System) A system for converting host names and domain names into IP addresses on the Internet or on local networks that use the TCP/IP protocol. For example, when a Web site address is given to the DNS either by typing a URL in a browser or behind the  Service -- the industry's first commercial implementation of the Internet Domain Name An organization's unique name on the Internet. The chosen name combined with a top level domain (TLD), such as .com or .org, also called a "domain extension," makes up the Internet domain name. For example, computerlanguage.com is the domain name for the publisher of this Encyclopedia.  System.

The UltraDNS Managed DNS Service(TM) chosen by Oracle guarantees mission-critical, 100 percent directory services reliability and high performance -- unlike most systems based on the 13-year-old public domain BIND system. Using Oracle(R) relational database relational database

Database in which all data are represented in tabular form. The description of a particular entity is provided by the set of its attribute values, stored as one row or record of the table, called a tuple.
 technology and its Directory Services Platform, UltraDNS has built the first global, fail-safe server network designed to meet demands for 100 percent, SLA-guaranteed reliability, scalability, security, and high performance data management in today's Internet and telecom environment -- supporting millions of users managing billions of records.

"UltraDNS is pleased that one of the largest technical organizations in the world has selected UltraDNS managed directory services to support its global business goals," said Michael Guglielmi, Vice President of Sales and Business Development of UltraDNS. "By choosing our Managed DNS Service that was developed as a next-generation commercial infrastructure solution, Oracle has made a strong commitment to delivering 100 percent reliability to its customers the world over."

DNS is the world's largest and most complex global network directory system and essential to the operation of the Internet. Today's DNS deployments, however, are based on open source software and 1980s-era technologies. According to according to
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 some research studies, DNS failure rates as high as 10 percent are commonplace, and can result in more than $100 million in needless costs to e-businesses annually.

"Oracle's worldwide demands require literally millions of online transactions to be accomplished successfully every day and UltraDNS' ability to deploy DNS globally as well as to guarantee 100 percent uptime reliability was critical to our decision," said Charles R. Hoynowski, Global DNS Services Manager, Oracle Corporation. "Quality of service grows in importance as Internet usage increases, and UltraDNS offers a DNS service that simply makes the Internet work better by scaling up as the needs of our worldwide customer base grow."

UltraDNS' solutions enable the company to offer guaranteed directory resolution for mission critical information-exchange applications that leading e-businesses such as Oracle depend on to conduct vital business with partners, suppliers and customers. Oracle's database software supports UltraDNS' mission by providing reliable transaction-layer replication In database management, the ability to keep distributed databases synchronized by routinely copying the entire database or subsets of the database to other servers in the network.

There are various replication methods.
 of information throughout the UltraDNS global network. If an UltraDNS customer company adds a new DNS server A dedicated server or a service within a server that provides DNS name resolution in an IP network. It turns names for Web sites and network resources into numeric IP addresses. DNS servers are used in large companies, in all ISPs and within the DNS system in the Internet, a vital service  to its Web hosting Making a Web site available on the Internet. Many ISPs host a few personal Web pages for an individual at no additional cost above the monthly service fee, but the address is subordinate to the ISP; for example, www.friendlyisp.com/pat_smith.  operations, or changes its IP address, for example, that change is propagated to the entire Internet within seconds, so that end users will be able to find the information they need quickly and reliably.

About UltraDNS

Based in San Mateo, Calif., UltraDNS Corporation is the leading Directory Infrastructure Services Provider (DISP), delivering solutions that enhance the reliability and performance of the world's largest directories and the mission-critical applications that access them. UltraDNS offers highly-scalable solutions -- both as a managed services An umbrella term for third-party monitoring and maintaining of computers, networks and software. The actual equipment may be inhouse or at the third-party's facilities, but the "managed" implies an ongoing effort; for example, making sure the equipment is running at a certain quality  provider and as a developer of custom infrastructure solutions -- built on its unique Directory Services Platform and proprietary, patented technologies. The Company operates its own global, fail-safe server network, which supports the UltraDNS Managed DNS Service, the industry's first 100% reliable Domain Name System (DNS) name/IP address resolution service, backed by a full Service Level (SLA (1) (StereoLithography Apparatus) See 3D printing.

(2) (Service Level Agreement) A contract between the provider and the user that specifies the level of service expected during its term.
) guarantee. UltraDNS infrastructure services, such as Managed DNS, address the growing need for quick, reliable response to directory queries in today's converging con·verge  
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v.intr.
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a. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point: lines that converge.

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 Internet/telecom environment. By connecting a user's information request to the proper directory and assuring a quick, accurate response, UltraDNS plays a key enabling role in delivering content, information and data to users when, where and on whatever device they choose. The Company was founded in l999 and is funded by Reuters Group PLC, Vantage Point Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Comdisco. Customers include BlueLight (Kmart), MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory).  Hotmail, Corio, Verado, Advertising.com, FreeLotto, and Petco. For more information, visit www.ultradns.com.

UltraDNS is a trademark of Ultra Corporation. Oracle is a registered trademark and Oracle8i is a trademark or registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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