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New Teridion CEO Sets Sites on a Re-wired Internet

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New Teridion CEO Sets Sites on a Re-wired Internet

September 28, 2016

  By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Does the Internet need a tune-up? We often think it does when we’re waiting for certain pages to load or our search results return weird sites that offer little value. The idea is to gain access to the content we want to answer questions, solve problems and help bridge the gap between competitors and integrators. For this, it may be time for the adoption of the next generation content delivery network (NextGen CDN).

One company focused on NextGen (News - Alert) CDN is Teridion and with a new leader at the helm, the company might just have a shot at helping to drive change where we need it most: the Internet. According to a recent blog post, the company is tackling the problem of re-wiring the Internet for greater security, mobility and collaboration. Given that the Internet was originally designed for the distribution of reliable broadcast of plain text messages, it’s clear that an overhaul is needed.

Today, the Internet is used for so much more, especially cloud computing and SaaS (News - Alert) applications. If we want to drive better connectivity and collaboration, we have to have a better system of managing the transfer of information. The ultimate goal is better productivity, which requires a better Internet. As web applications are no longer just collections of web forms, but instead true collaboration platforms, we gain value through interactive web pages, encrypted communities, global mobility, file sharing and messaging, audio and video conferencing.

To truly drive the creation of the Internet we need today, it’s essential to get away from old web acceleration tricks that no longer work. Private data centers tend to be inflexible, costly and less connected than public, cloud-based solutions. CDN caching has the potential to speed static downloads, but this provides little value in situations where SaaS vendors want full control of their keys when distributing secure content. WAN optimization can improve data center and branch office communications, but not when mobile users or SaaS apps are in play.

While these challenges continue to mount, Teridion believes it has the answers. The company is focused on re-wiring the Internet for collaboration, improving end user productivity for collaborative SaaS solutions. The company’s offerings complement existing WAN and CDN solutions, and are already delivering value in environments like Alibaba, Amazon, SoftLayer (News - Alert) and Digital Ocean.

In its quest to deliver the NextGen CDN, Teridion now has Christopher Keene as its new CEO. “I joined Teridion to rewire the Internet for collaboration,” said Keene in a press release. “The SaaS market is rapidly transforming to add collaborative capabilities like messaging, conferencing and file sharing. Teridion’s cloud routing leverages public cloud infrastructure to optimize SaaS productivity.”

If you’re ready for a better Internet, keep an eye on Teridion – this is likely to be a fun ride.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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