Since Constellix has become available to the general public, we have received many questions about the platform. We put together a list of Q&A’s to clear up any confusion you may have about the platform and its services.
If you still have questions about the Constellix Billing Console after reading the information below, please contact support and a member of our team will assist you.
Constellix is an Internet Traffic Optimization (ITO) company, and trailblazer in next-generation traffic management solutions. The Constellix GeoDNS platform offers enterprise quality DNS query management, engineered for the cloud. The platform is fully integrated with Constellix Sonar, which offers a range of advanced monitoring features and intelligent analytics tools.
Constellix is the only Traffic Management Service that uses integrated monitoring and real-time user metrics to influence traffic routing.
Constellix is now available for free (for a limited time) to the general public. That means you no longer have to be a DNS Made Easy user in order to user the suite. Please visit out Getting Started page to see how you can signup to become a part of the next-generation of traffic management!
The same engineers and administrators who developed DNS Made Easy to become an industry leader are also responsible for the development and research behind Constellix Sonar and DNS products.
Please open a support ticket for immediate needs and thoughts and can also provide feedback through all of our surveys that you will be using. We are asking for continuous feedback throughout the final development of Constellix.
No. We decided to remove the beta tag, because our developers and beta users felt confident in the abilities of the suite. However, there is still more functionality to come for both platforms in the suite. We strongly encourage our users to provide us with feedback so that during this time we can focus on the functionality you require.
No, not at all! DNS Made Easy will continue offering DNS services indefinitely. We created Constellix as an alternative to DNS Made Easy for clients who needed advanced routing features, not as a replacement.
One of the biggest differences between the two platforms is Constellix DNS operates on a different framework. This allows us to implement advanced routing features that are not RFC compliant, but don’t violate any RFC’s.
Requirements of DNS services have expanded outside of what was originally defined in the current RFC’s. This has required our engineers to think outside of the box, so we could develop a reliable method to overcome these limitations.
This new framework paved the way for GeoIP services like GeoFilters, GeoProximity, and EDNS client-based subnet configurations. These kinds advanced routing features are engineered specifically for cloud-based infrastructure and offer the most accurate location-based routing—as granular as city level lookups.
For an even more detailed explanation, we recommend you read this post on our blog.
Billing will begin in Q1 2017. While the suite is still free, we will be sending users invoices that will reflect the future costs of their services once billing begins.
You can expect to see the following features over the next few weeks:
Through this portal you can also manage your account information, user settings, user application-level access, multi-factor authentication, and API keys all in one place. Go to the CMC
You may have noticed that some features like ANAME records and User Accounts won't begin charging for services until later. We are rolling out billing in multiple phases, so these features will be free until a later date.