Dyn Acquires Verelo, a Canadian Startup That Was About to Shut Down

Dyn, a company that specializes in internet infrastructure as a service, announced today that it has acquired Verelo, a Toronto-based startup that provides uptime and performance analytics, as well as malware detection and site health monitoring services.

The Canadian startup announced just last month that it was shutting down and returning all remaing funds to investors, so we’re guessing Dyn swept in after the fact to pick up the pieces.

Dyn says that it does not intend on selling the Verelo services long term and instead will offer its performance-orientated tools as a free service to their customers and as a sales tool for prospects.

“Our mantra is ‘Uptime is the Bottom Line’ so we are always looking for great opportunities to prevent downtime,” explains Dyn CEO Jeremy Hitchcock. “Acquiring Verelo allows us to offer more innovative services to our customers. We don’t want to just fix downtime. We want to prevent it.”

Verelo’s monitoring services allows customers to check their websites from multiple locations around the world. If downtime, database connection errors or other problems are detected, customers are notified by SMS, phone or email. Such immediacy can help prevent future problems, something Jeremy Hitchcock says he saw great value in.

Verelo, founded in early 2012 by Andrew McGrath and Michael Curry, launched publicly in June after graduating from Toronto’s Extreme Startups accelerator program.

“This is great news for Verelo as it means our service will continue long into the future,” says McGrath, the startup’s CEO. “Dyn will bring a much larger set of resources to our current and future users.”