Case study by DYN
Founded in 2006 and launched in 2012 as an online death and obituaries database, Sysoon provides a unique and essential service to users. The site collects information of deceased individuals, as well as listings of funeral homes, cemeteries and burial laws and regulations.
Headquartered in Slovakia and operating in ten other countries, Sysoon looks to help bereaved individuals hoping to find information on deceased relatives or funeral planning. A play on the phrase “See You Soon,” the company understands the difficulties of loss and the power of the web to make the grieving process and burial arrangements easier on mourners.
Operating traffic in so many countries and at so many different times of day, Sysoon needed a DNS provider that was reliable and offered useful advanced features.
In 2012, Sysoon decided to switch their DNS provider to Dyn and DynECT Managed DNS.
“We found out about Dyn on the Internet and benchmark forums,” said Sysoon founder Martin Dano. “Then Tyler [Craig] contacted me. However, I refused to change our provider in the beginning. I called him about a year later, tried Dyn’s services and became a client. They are very flexible and helpful.”
The Sysoon team found Advanced Traffic Management, which includes Global Server Load Balancing and Geo Traffic Management, especially helpful as they worked to get their site online. Dano also said Sysoon benefited from Dyn’s true Anycast network, which has nearly 20 data centers around the world. "Our previous provider was good, but Dyn gave me more time to test their systems and functions for free
and know better what we needed," Dano said. “I was really surprised by their nice interface and functions. They were easy to configure, monitor and manage.” In addition to this, Dano has spoken highly of Dyn’s customer service, praising the speed and openness with which Dyn employees have answered his questions.
Sysoon is just getting started, according to Dano, who plans on building the company into the fastest growing funeral information network in the world. The site is already available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Slovak and Russian with plans to add more than 15 languages within two years.
As it scales, Dyn will be ready at a moment’s notice. “We love working with startups that have the ability to scale,” said Josh Delisle, VP, Worldwide Sales for Dyn. “Sysoon is one of those companies. We wish them continued success and feel comfortable we’ll be able to deliver their DNS needs no matter how many countries they enter.”