ORION’s secondary DNS, powered by CIRA Anycast DNS, is an included service offered exclusively to all connected institutions.

CIRA Anycast DNS is a world-class anycast DNS infrastructure with a strong Canadian presence. The service is comprised of two clouds spanning 13 locations worldwide with a European node that peers to six additional Internet Exchange Points (IXP). As a secondary service, organizations are able to improve network performance and redundancy while continuing to manage the primary DNS safe behind a corporate firewall or with the vendor of their choice.

Key features

  • 24 Anycast servers peered to over 2,300 networks to provide a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA)
  • Two transit providers, two hardware and software stacks and separate management network to keep you online
  • DDoS attacks are managed 24×7 by CIRA’s cybersecurity team
  • CIRA Anycast DNS is monitored 24 hours a day by CIRA’s networking and DNS experts
  • Hourly, daily, and monthly reports by zone let you analyze your DNS traffic

CIRA Anycast DNS

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Featured Press Release:ORION Offers Complimentary Cloud Service from CIRA Anycast DNS

(Toronto) – Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) is pleased to partner with the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) to provide its Anycast DNS solution to ORION’s connected institutions.

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