You might not think that something as mundane as a recursive server could get you a promotion or company kudos, but keep reading…because it can! Since it’s early in 2017, you’re probably getting ready to set your goals for the year – do yourself a favor, include faster DNS performance (both internal and external) among your key performance indicators.

But first, a quick refresher on why the recursive server is so important:

A recursive server is the first step in all Internet activity. It begins and ends the DNS resolution process that directs users to the resources they’re looking for online. But since recursive servers are generally ignored, they’ve been left to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to maintain and upgrade on a ‘best effort basis.’

You can probably see where this is going. You’ve essentially had untapped power lying dormant. But not anymore…

Neustar UltraRecursive allows you to take advantage of the benefits of having a cloud-based recursive DNS service. That means:

  • Faster query response times
  • Increased DNS reliability 
  • Easy deployment via a cloud-based, managed solution
  • Industry leading SLAs for optimal performance

And since UltraRecursive is collocated with UltraDNS (an authoritative DNS network) queries are resolved with near zero latency, meaning your co-workers can access pages and applications that Neustar hosts faster than ever before.

About website availability…

UltraRecursive provides an instant cache update which means if you were hit with a nasty DDoS attack and had to have your website redirected to a backup DNS server, UltraRecursive will immediately send your clients to the new DNS record instantly. This also holds true in the event that a server goes down or is under maintenance.

And if you have a high time-to-live (TTL), UltraRecursive automatically updates the records so you don’t have to bother with delays. 

For more in-depth information on how UltraRecursive can assist you with unlocking your bonus potential while upgrading your infrastructure, click here for a free white paper.  You’ll thank yourself later.