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June 21, 2016

NS1 Partners with Raintank, Adds Grafana to Growing Integration Toolset

Raintank's New Grafana Application for NS1 Provides Deep Visibility into DNS Performance and Metrics

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NEW YORK June 21, 2016 (O'Reilly Velocity, Booth #511) – NS1®, the leading provider of intelligent DNS and traffic management services, announced today it has partnered with raintank, the company behind Grafana. Thousands of enterprises use Grafana to gain single-console visual analytics of their IT infrastructure. With the new application for NS1, Grafana users can now add key DNS analytics into their IT management dashboards. The Grafana application for NS1 is available now on

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  • Aggregating metrics and performance: Grafana, the de facto open-source solution for visualizing time series data, consolidates data from the entire stack into a single platform. Features include pluggable panels and data sources for extensibility, including fully featured dashboards with rich visualization options.
  • Visualizing NS1 data in Grafana: Provides teams with a real-time view into DNS traffic and infrastructure health. The NS1 app provides real-time and historic visibility into query-per-second (QPS) traffic and NS1's high-frequency monitoring.
  • Simple and elegant implementation: This integration provides a seamless way to obtain visibility into NS1 metrics and usage. The App is configured in mere seconds using Grafana's plug-in platform and allows users to simply enter credentials to automatically generate dashboards from their NS1 data.

Jose Hernandez, security operations, Zenedge, said: "NS1's Grafana app helps us aggregate our DNS performance along with other critical metrics into a single dashboard. Configuration couldn't be easier and gives us instant visibility into our NS1 account usage and monitoring tools."

Raj Dutt, CEO, raintank, said: "We're excited to partner with NS1 to help streamline data visibility for our mutual customers. The powerful combination of NS1's next-gen DNS platform and Grafana's elegant visualization framework is perfect for networking and DevOps experts."

Alex Vayl, cofounder and VP business development, NS1, said: "Our goal is to provide developers with the tools they need to help them succeed throughout the entire DevOps process. By adding Grafana to our toolkit, we now are able to provide our customers with the visual analytics they need to deliver real-time, actionable business insights."

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About NS1

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 customers include leading brands like, Yelp, Imgur, MaxCDN, Collective Media, OpenX and many more.