Proxy Based Website Translation Solutions
Proxy-based technology has been a staple of the internet for over 10 years. Conceptually, it is a solution that allows for the retrieval of content from a client server by a separate server (the proxy) that is then delivered back to the end client. Translations.com's GlobalLink OneLink solution utilizes the concept of proxy technology to provide a cost-effective and simple solution for clients who wish to localize their web-based content with a minimal amount of IT and project management resources.
The key challenge in localizing a complex, dynamic website is the process of interacting with the actual content. Most websites today utilize Content Management Systems, Databases, Booking/e-Commerce platforms or some combination of all three (plus other applications) to deliver content to their end-users. And while Translations.com offers our GlobalLink Project Director platform as a solution for clients who want to have direct integration with those content repositories and manage the process internally, a large number of our clients do not have the resources or bandwidth for this scenario. And for these clients, we recommend GlobalLink OneLink.
By utilizing proxy-based technology, GlobalLink OneLink eliminates the requirement for any back-end system integration on the client side. Since GlobalLink OneLink is working with content that is output from the client webserver (typically as HTML), the back-end configuration of the client IT architecture is irrelevant. And GlobalLink OneLink is fully compatible with SEO, SEM, e-Commerce, PCI and third-party Content Delivery Networks (like Akamai), so regardless of the complexity of the site or the industry vertical, the proxy-based solution can be a great fit to get your organization up in multiple languages with a minimal amount of internal effort. When combined with Translations.com's ISO-certified, subject matter expert translation teams, GlobalLink OneLink is the ideal solution for clients who want to launch high-quality web sites in many languages quickly and cost effectively.