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  • "The cost of this product is one of the reasons that we chose it."
  • "NS1's pricing is much more aggressive than its competitors in the market and you get more value out of what you pay for it."
  • "We pay about $30,000 a month. We used to pay about $20,000 with Dyn every month, for lower volume than we're doing right now, but it had none of the features that we have available with NS1, so it was worth it for us. It seems competitive for us, given that we're doing 4.5 billion requests."
  • "Everything can always be cheaper, but as it is today the pricing is fair."
  • "From a cost standpoint, it's certainly not the most expensive out there, and it's also not the cheapest, but it does well to balance the cost and the functionality/reliability."
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    Top Answer:Azure DNS is a hosting service of DNS domains. It has excellent operating time and performance, resulting in fast resolution. We like the ability to view everything in the Azure portal - this makes… more »
    Top Answer:The provisioning is great. They have an API service that is simple to use and very quick. The changes that we make are replicated worldwide in a matter of usually milliseconds, sometimes seconds. They… more »
    Top Answer:The reporting metrics are great from an API standpoint, but it would be a little bit nicer if there was some type of dashboard around that. There should also be some type of reporting that's more… more »
    Top Answer:We basically use their NS1 Managed DNS service as a secondary DNS server. So essentially they front end all of the McKesson DNS queries around the world. It is a SaaS solution. So, we are using its… more »
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    Route 53
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    Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating names like into the numeric IP addresses like that computers use to connect to each other. Amazon Route 53 is fully compliant with IPv6 as well.

    NS1 connects the world's applications and audiences with our Application Traffic Intelligence and Automation solutions. 

    NS1's cloud-native network services, edge-to-cloud networking, and application traffic optimization technologies enable exceptional user experiences, drive IT efficiency and modernization, and ensure enterprise and application reliability and security.

    The NS1 Connect platform delivers these technologies with centralized management and visibility, flexible deployment, data and ecosystem integrations, cloud-native automation, orchestration, and internet scale, backed by simple pricing and world-class expertise.

    NS1 technologies provide a modern networking foundation that enables users to build diverse, globally distributed application footprints while avoiding vendor lock-in for critical infrastructure like CDNs and public clouds. NS1 can operate within and integrate with your existing environment, so you can deliver network services into any environment, including core networks, data centers, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid environments.

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    Sample Customers
    Hess, Expedia, Kelloggs, Philips, HyperTrack
    Dropbox, Salesforce, Fox, USAA, Disney Streaming, Global Sign, Rakuten Viber, FreedomPay
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Media Company7%
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%

    Amazon Route 53 is ranked 5th in Managed DNS while NS1 Managed DNS is ranked 1st in Managed DNS with 11 reviews. Amazon Route 53 is rated 0.0, while NS1 Managed DNS is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of NS1 Managed DNS writes "Terraform integration means all entries are created and Configuration done at deploy time, reducing manual work". Amazon Route 53 is most compared with Azure DNS, Google Cloud DNS, Cloudflare DNS, Akamai Fast DNS and Dyn, whereas NS1 Managed DNS is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Cisco Umbrella, Hurricane Electric Free DNS, Akamai Fast DNS and Neustar UltraDNS.

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