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DNS TCO: Software, appliance or cloud?

To maintain an Internet presence with DNS services, organisations have a number of options, including on-premise open source software, on-premise commercial software, a network appliance or a cloud-based cloud DNS server.

At Linuxpeak we often get asked: What’s the best option for DNS? There is no one definitive answer to that question as every organisation’s requirements are different, but in most cases a cloud-based DNS service is the best option in terms of cost and complexity. To calculate the “hidden” cost of DNS consider the following scenarios.

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