Teridion on Network Performance: Visibility without Action is Pretty Useless
As cloud-based use of applications continues to grow, companies are finding they have to monitor all levels of their stacks, using a range of network and application monitoring-as-a-service platforms and individual tools. However, applying a mix to a network application running at scale can quickly lead to chaos.
This is where Teridion shines. In use by Internet-facing operations such as DigitalOcean, Teridion utilizes cloud virtual routers to make performance-based routing decisions that help to ensure its customers’ applications can be accessed with no delay.
Historically, such heavy external network traffic has been managed with Content Delivery Networks (CDN). CDNs have their limitations, though, and so Teridion hopes to streamline session delivery even further with its cloud-optimized virtual backbone technology, using software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), among other advanced networking techniques.
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts embedded below, The New Stack founder Alex Williams spoke with Teridion chief marketing officer Dave Ginsburg and Jim Davis, 451 Research analyst to learn more about the ways of Teridion.
Ginsburg doesn’t mince words when it comes to the buzzword-filled nature of some network monitoring solutions in existence today.
“Visibility without being able to take action on it is pretty useless. We take a different approach where we loop things up to the cloud layer because that’s where your services are, that’s where your application and databases are being delivered from. Not only will they tell you what is going wrong or what is going right with the global internet, in our case we do so with virtual routers that will allow you to take action on this intelligence.”
Software-defined networks also bring a second benefit: Additional security controls.
“We’re finding different ways of using CDNs and overlay networks to deal with latency as one part of the performance issue. Sometimes, some of these techniques can also help us in security. Adding in services such as DDOS and web app firewall protection, we’ve to see a lot of different ways in which that market is evolving. At the enterprise level you see cloud impacting how networking resources are allocated,” Ginsburg noted.
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