The company, which has offices in San Francisco and Isreal, uses cloud technology to speed up Internet traffic. It calls these “Internet fast lanes.”
To do this, it runs its routing software on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and Alibaba Cloud Computing servers, among other cloud partners.
“The age of everything-delivered-over-the-Internet requires a new approach to networking,” Gillai said in a statement. “Unacceptable response times are bad for customers and bad for business. With more and more data generated dynamically by applications and users, existing technologies like CDNs [content delivery networks] are not sufficient.”
As an alternative, Gillai cited Teridion’s KumoXSM technology for software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers that want to accelerate Internet data transfer speeds. The product allows them to “focus on developing great apps rather than worrying about the network and rolling out extra infrastructure,” he said.
A current board member at Xilinx, Gillai served as senior vice president and general manager of HPE’s Communications Solutions Business until November 2016. He played a key role in moving HPE into the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space.
Gillai joined the company in 2010 through Hewlett-Packard’s acquisition of 3Com and led its cloud business. He was at Cisco from 1998 to 2005.
Teridion customers include Box, Egnyte, Merrill, and Upthere, which was recently acquired by Western Digital.