Teridon Global Cloud Network
Teridion’s Global Cloud Network (GCN) offers throughput that is on average 20x more than current public Internet speeds. It is a global routed overlay network leveraging cloud-optimized routing.
The Teridion Management System (TMS) maintains a real-time view of global Internet traffic by deploying Teridion Measurement Agents (TMAs). It leverages this data as well as cost to provision Teridion Cloud Virtual Routers (TCRs) within every major cloud operator, including AliCloud, AWS, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and NTT. Customer data across the GCN then follows the best possible path, with selection based on throughput, latency, or even geography. Via the TCRs and TMS, Teridion customers for the first time have end-to-end visibility, cutting across ISP boundaries and providing a real-time view as to performance at cloud layer.
The solution differs from traditional Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and SD-WAN offerings. CDNs are based on content replication, require pre-provisioning, and focused on downstream traffic, usually http and https. They are expensive to operate and default to less optimal solutions when faced with dynamic content. In addition, some SaaS offerings and verticals preclude caching due to security concerns. Teridion preserves end-to-end encryption and does not require the customer’s SSL certificate. SD-WANs are substantially more expensive than Teridion and are offered to enterprises alone, since they require dedicated hardware. They are also not optimized for the non HQ to branch SaaS world.