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September 30, 2015

Algolia Selects NS1's Intelligent DNS and Traffic Management Platform to Deliver Lightning Fast Search

Search as a Service Provider Selects Intelligent Managed DNS Solution to Deliver Speed, Reliability and Lower Operational Costs

NEW YORK, NY – Oct 1, 2015NS1, an intelligent DNS and traffic management company, today announced that Algolia has selected NS1's managed DNS solution to optimize traffic routing for its unique Search as a Service application. Algolia selected NS1 based on the company's ability to deliver dynamic, highly optimized and intelligent routing decisions, resulting in improved application performance, reliability and visibility -- all while lowering overall operational costs. Now fully integrated into Algolia's overall application architecture, NS1 helps ensure search results are delivered to end users in less than 10 milliseconds, setting the industry standard.

"NS1 is the only solution that allows us to build custom routing rules directly into our distributed search network architecture," said Adam Surák, DevOps engineer at Algolia. "This enables us to automate customer onboarding and configuration management on a per-account basis -- saving us time while improving the performance of our solution."

Web application architectures like Algolia's are becoming more advanced and distributed, but DNS technologies have not evolved to accommodate these new demands. In order to ensure high-performance, reliable network architecture, Algolia evaluated solutions with the mission-critical nature of its application in mind. Since DNS is leveraged as the path for all requests to Algolia, their own application performance was heavily reliant upon finding the right technology solution.

"NS1 is a critical component of our application architecture. We've seen amazing performance from the platform, enabling us to deliver a flawless experience to our customers' end users," said Julien Lemoine, CTO at Algolia.

With the ability to dynamically control their global traffic and automatically perform failover or load shedding, Algolia can maintain a class-leading uptime guarantee for their clients, and has experienced significant improvement in both network agility and reliability. NS1 is the only DNS and traffic management solution that combines infrastructure, network and application data to make intelligent routing decisions in real time. The company's Filter Chain technology provides customers a simple way to configure complex routing decisions with a library of mix-and-match algorithms to fit their specific needs.
"Traditional DNS and traffic management technologies are fractured and rudimentary, with too many providers unable to meet the diverse set of challenges businesses face today," said Alex Vayl, co-founder and VP of business development at NS1. "We're dedicated to providing engineers with the tools to simplify their infrastructure, and not add needless complexity."

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About Algolia
Founded in 2012, Algolia's aim is to make searching on a website or a mobile app as fast and effective as possible. To this end, Algolia provides developers with an easy to integrate search API offering an intuitive "as-you-type" design that refreshes search results in real time. Ultimately, this enhanced search experience provides an overall boost to user engagement on online and mobile services.

With offices in San Francisco and Paris, Algolia currently has over 1,000 customers in 70 countries. The company's recent funding round secured over $18M primarily from growth equity firm Accel Partners.
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NS1's intelligent DNS and traffic management platform, with its data driven architecture and unique Filter Chain routing engine, is purpose-built for the most demanding, mission-critical applications on the Internet. NS1's comprehensive platform technology leverages infrastructure, application, and network data to make intelligent routing decisions in real time, ensuring optimal application performance and reliability. NS1's platform is delivered through its world class Managed DNS Network for customers including Imgur, MaxCDN, Collective Media, OneLogin and many more.

The company is backed by Flybridge Capital Partners and Sigma Prime Ventures and is headquartered in New York, NY. To find out more about NSONE, visit our website: