Riverbed Technology, Inc. is an American IT company that develops products to improve application performance across WANs, a technique known as WAN Optimization. Its products reduce latency and bandwidth constraints in delivering applications via WANs to multiple locations across long distances. It also develops products to support network and application performance management.
Riverbed has its headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and more than 2,500 employees in 73 offices around the world. The company’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100. In December 2014, the company agreed to be acquired by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, and the transaction was completed in April 2015.
In today’s complex and hybrid world, it’s time to rethink the wide-area network that connects it all.
Managing application performance on an enterprise WAN used to be much simpler. Most applications were housed on-premises and enterprises were connected with a single managed network. But new technologies are changing the nature of the business landscape.
- More apps are going to the cloud, requiring management of both on premises and cloud apps.
- Bandwidth intensive applications like video and interactive collaboration are driving an insatiable demand for more and more bandwidth.
- Modern applications are encrypted, making them difficult to identify, classify and treat with priorities.
Creating a hybrid WAN architecture at remote sites that blends traditional MPLS with other connectivity options, such as Internet/Broadband, 4G/LTE, Satellite, or even Fiber, has the potential of reducing the total cost of bandwidth while reducing latency to SaaS applications. But the result is a complex, fragile, insecure network that too costly to manage with traditional approaches to branch routing.
It’s time for a new WAN architecture.
Today’s IT operations teams can’t predict what the next performance issue will be or where it will occur. Problems can happen anywhere, at the end user devices, the network and infrastructure, or anywhere across the application tiers. IT operations teams need the most capable and flexible solution possible to provide visibility into all these areas to help identify and diagnose root causes quickly and minimise application downtime.
Delivering consistent and reliable application performance across today’s networks is difficult. When problems arise, understanding where and why they’re occurring can be even harder.
SteelCentral provides network-based APM into end-user experience and application performance, joining together advanced application and transaction insight, comprehensive end-user experience monitoring, and deep network intelligence into a single appliance to provide total visibility into your application performance problems.
It helps you discover where and when bottlenecks are occurring so that you can troubleshoot problems faster, and it streamlines workflows and reporting to enable cross-team collaboration and put an end to finger pointing.
What is SteelCentral AppResponse?
Riverbed AppResponse joins together advanced application and transaction insight, comprehensive end-user experience monitoring, and deep network intelligence into a single appliance to provide total visibility into your application performance problems. It helps you discover where and when bottlenecks are occurring so that you can troubleshoot problems faster, and it streamlines workflows and reporting to enable cross-team collaboration to put an end to finger pointing.
Using high-speed packet acquisition and multi-stage analytic processing, AppResponse delivers rich network and application insights for traditional and web applications, VoIP and video quality monitoring, database performance analysis, and Citrix-delivered apps.
What is SteelCentral AppInternals?
With AppInternals, IT operations, support, development, and lines of business can:
- Monitor user experience, applications, infrastructure, and key business transactions from one modern, interactive web-based dashboard to eliminate blind spots and enable cross-functional collaboration.
- Use interactive charts and simple workflows to quickly diagnose problems, measure business impact and make decisions, reducing mean time to resolution.
Query and analyze billions of metrics to discover bugs, draw business insights and proactively improve performance, to help deliver superior user experience.
What is SteelCentral NetSensor?
Riverbed® SteelCentral™ NetSensor provides agentless infrastructure component monitoring and synthetic testing to deliver a comprehensive picture of how infrastructure is affecting network and application performance.
Formerly Known As: OPNET Unified Communications Xpert
Unified communications only stay unified when you have complete management of your file/application sharing, presence, instant messaging, voice and video communications. SteelCentral UCExpert provides a complete solution to manage your unified communications. Now the data network, desktop support, Windows server and voice groups all need to work collaboratively together to ensure high-quality service and effectively troubleshoot user issues.
Formerly Known As: OPNET NetMapper, OPNET Sentinel
SteelCentral NetAuditor is a comprehensive solution that helps companies diagram, manage and report enterprise configuration. The solution’s context-specific network maps and diagrams enables users to troubleshoot network and configuration issues, automate audit reporting, and better execute network changes.”
The first name in Optimization has evolved for the hybrid edge.
Applications are at the heart of your organization. They drive your productivity. They enable your business agility. And in today’s complex hybrid world, those applications are coming from everywhere—the Internet, SaaS, IaaS, Data Centers and Remote Sites.
Riverbed SteelHead, the industry’s #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the Software-Defined WAN and a leader in the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers” for eight years in a row, delivers the most comprehensive solution for application visibility, optimization, and control to ensure peak performance of applications across any network.
SteelFusion Hyper-Converged Edge
Imagine the branch as a smartphone. A simple device with access to all the apps and data you need. When you buy a smartphone, you don’t get a backpack full of servers and storage to take with you too. All of your data is secure in the cloud, and available whenever you need it.
When you find a new app that makes you more productive, it takes mere seconds to make it available for use. And if you lose your smartphone, renewed access to all of your contacts, data and apps is only moments away.
That’s the power of SteelFusion Hyper Converged Edge.
That’s the power of SteelFusion Zero Branch IT.