Today we formally announced Box as a customer of Teridion’s Global Cloud Network. Though the PR is new, we’ve been working with Box for more than a year; they were one of our first Beta customers and they’ve proven invaluable in helping us to scale our deployment in the months since GA last October. Before moving to Teridion, Box tested a solution from Akamai, a well-known company in the CDN space. We outperformed them hands-down! In fact, since the new year, their volume has been doubling on a monthly basis, a combination of both upload and download traffic. Box is proof that the Teridion GCN scales for even the largest of customers. So where to from here?
We’re very excited about the recognition we’ve garnered over the last half year, along with a string of partner announcements that reflect our increasing cloud service provider (CSP) footprint. We’ve broken away from the limitations of traditional CDNs and are not limited to branch deployments like SD-WAN. And it doesn’t matter if a customer does or doesn’t work with a particular ISP or CSP where they want to deliver service. If there is a cloud data center, we’ll find it, we’ll use it, and our customer will deliver a premium service.
We’ve also just recently moved into much larger facilities at our engineering and operations HQ in Israel, reflecting our growth in support of our aggressive roadmap. We sometimes say that cloud routing is a blue-ocean opportunity, and are the best placed to take advantage of the transition of networking from a model that always requires hardware deployment, to one that also supports a SaaS model.
Look around at the evolution of business in general. Uber, Instacart, Airbnb and other leading companies have moved from a CAPEX to an OPEX model. Sure, they utilize underlying physical assets, but they’ve cracked the code in better utilizing these as part of a consumption model. Well, over the last year, we’ve proven that we can do the same for networking. And Box is just one additional proof point. More to come!