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NORWOOD, Mass. – Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced a data acquisition system (DAS) that enhances smart grid equipment monitoring in order to protect equipment from harmful system faults and improve power delivery to residences and businesses. As electricity demand grows and renewable energy generation is added, utility companies must increase the scope, granularity and accuracy of monitoring points across the distribution grid. Current data acquisition systems often require complex design work and expensive integration that can exceed the needs of the application. The new DAS supports Class 0.2 measurement accuracy and enables the development of faster, more sensitive and affordable fault detection equipment that helps protection relay operators minimize the high costs associated with repairing and replacing damaged components.

Data Acquisition System Protects Smart Grid Equipment from Harmful Faults While Improving Power Delivery

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The AD7616 DAS simplifies designs and lowers system costs by reducing the need for multiple parts in high-channel count applications by integrating dual simultaneous sampling of 16 channels. The AD7616 operates from a single 5 V supply and can accommodate ±10 V, ±5 V, and ±2.5 V true bipolar input signals while sampling at throughput rates up to 1 MSPS per channel pair. Additionally, the device’s input structure eliminates the need for additional external protection circuits or external signal conditioning that add cost. On-chip filtering and high input impedance (1M ohm) eliminate the need for driver op-amps and external bipolar supplies. High accuracy on-chip ADCs provide a 90 dB SNR, enabling Class 0.2 measurement accuracy compliance and producing more accurate, reliable, time coherent data. Higher SNR performance of 92 dB can be achieved by using the on-chip oversampling mode.

The AD7616 DAS is suitable for a range of distribution applications such as relay protection for low-voltage distribution and feeder terminal units. The new device is also ideal for multiphase motor control and industrial instrumentation applications.

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Cambium Networks™, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today released the results of its first Internet of Things (IoT) Disaster Response Study to demonstrate the need for cnReach, a narrowband radio for highly reliable and secure transmissions across long distances that are essential for Industrial Internet of Things.

“Our Disaster Response Study demonstrates just how important data is in responding intelligently with crisis – from natural disasters to security threats. We commissioned the research based on our experience as the leading global provider of trusted wireless solutions that connect the unconnected.”

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Cambium’s IoT Disaster Response Study discovered that nearly all Americans (91 percent) believe internet access could be critical to first responders during disaster response to major emergencies. The study also determined that, although Americans are divided when it comes to the presidential candidate who would be best at creating policies that make the most of the Internet of Things (IoT) in national infrastructure, Hillary Clinton is the winner.

Terrorist Attacks, Earthquakes and…a Zombie Apocalypse

Americans overwhelmingly say internet access and access to data is critical to first responders during major emergencies, according to Cambium’s IoT Disaster Response Survey. Three out of four Americans (75 percent) believe that internet access during a terrorist attack could be critical to first responders, while nearly two out of three say it could be critical during tornados or earthquakes (68 percent, each). Hurricanes (67 percent), floods (66 percent), virus outbreaks (58 percent), drought (30 percent) and famine (28 percent) are other major emergencies that could require access to data, according to Americans.

Just over one out of four Americans (26 percent) say an alien invasion could be a major emergency demanding internet access for first responders, while one out of four (25 percent) believe internet access during a zombie apocalypse could be critical for emergency response teams. Americans in the Western region of the country were more likely to say an alien invasion (34 percent) and a zombie apocalypse (31 percent) could be major emergencies requiring internet access versus those living in the Northeast (23 percent and 19 percent, respectively). Women ages 18-34 years old were more likely to say internet access could be needed during an alien invasion (38 percent) and zombie apocalypse (41 percent) compared to older women ages 45+ (18% and 13%, respectively).

Industrial Internet of Things is Key to Disaster Relief

Cambium’s research revealed that 91 percent of Americans believe internet access during a national disaster is an important disaster response priority.

Top reasons why Americans believe internet access during a national disaster should be a disaster response priority include:

  • It can notify people where to go for food/safety – 75 percent
  • It can let people know if they need to evacuate – 74 percent
  • Families need to communicate – 74 percent
  • Medical professionals need to share information – 69 percent
  • Police need to access important information – 65 percent
  • Reporters/Journalists can share up to date information with the public – 44 percent
  • Politicians have access to the most up to date information so they can determine where disaster funds go – 25 percent

Seventy-nine percent of Americans indicated that industrial use of IoT – which enables everyday objects to have network connectivity and send and receive data so they can communicate with people and other devices – is important to them.

Top reasons why industrial uses of IoT are important to Americans include:

  • Disaster relief operations that use satellite-enabled communication kits to speed the flow of information among disaster response teams and the people who need help – 37 percent
  • Smart electrical grid that enables more efficient use of electricity – 10 percent
  • Military drone operations to conduct surveillance and intelligence-gathering to strike a target – 10 percent
  • Smarter border control using sensors that give real-time data to border guards – 7 percent

“Data is the new survival essential –up there with food, water and shelter when it comes to dealing with disaster,” said Atul Bhatnagar, CEO and President of Cambium Networks. “Our Disaster Response Study demonstrates just how important data is in responding intelligently with crisis – from natural disasters to security threats. We commissioned the research based on our experience as the leading global provider of trusted wireless solutions that connect the unconnected.”

Hillary Clinton and IoT

According to Cambium’s survey, Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate who more people thought would be best at creating policies that make the most use of IoT in our country's infrastructure, including improving highway systems, helping the sustainability of resources, more efficient public transportation and reduced traffic congestion. Twenty-eight percent of Americans said that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was the best presidential candidate for IoT, compared to 24 percent who picked Republication nominee Donald Trump and 5 percent who chose Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. Only two percent of Americans said that Green Party nominee Jill Stein would be the best presidential candidate for IoT.

Americans living in the Western region of the U.S. were the more likely to say Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate who would be best at creating policies to make the most of IoT than Americans in the Midwest (34 percent vs. 23 percent). Americans living in the South are more likely to say Donald Trump would be the best at this compared to those in the West (26 percent vs. 19 percent).

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Cambium Networks from August 24-26, 2016 among 2,047 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

About Cambium Networks

Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of trusted wireless solutions that connect the unconnected – People, Places and Things. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure wireless narrowband and broadband platforms, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers; industrial, enterprise, government, and service providers to build affordable, reliable, high-performance connectivity. The company currently has over five million radios deployed in thousands of demanding networks in more than 150 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago and with R&D centers in the U.S., U.K. and India, Cambium Networks sells through a range of trusted global distributors. For more information, visit: www.cambiumnetworks.com and www.connectingtheunconnected.org.

Introduces Riverbed SteelCentral SaaS for cloud-based performance management and adds Aternity End User Experience solutions for complete end-to-end visibility
 

NEW YORK – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced that Riverbed SteelCentral, the command center for application performance, is extending its comprehensive performance monitoring and management solution to address emerging blind spots that companies realize as they manage technologies such as mobile and cloud. To meet these new requirements, Riverbed is introducing a SteelCentral SaaS solution to provide cloud-based performance management and extending monitoring to any endpoint with SteelCentral Aternity.

“Technologies like cloud and mobile are experiencing rapid adoption by enterprises to improve agility and flexibility, and are altering the IT landscape. Traditional approaches to monitoring availability and performance need to adapt to these technologies”

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“Technologies like cloud and mobile are experiencing rapid adoption by enterprises to improve agility and flexibility, and are altering the IT landscape. Traditional approaches to monitoring availability and performance need to adapt to these technologies,” says Mike Sargent, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SteelCentral, Riverbed Technology. “This release will enable companies to leverage these disruptive technologies while eliminating key blind spots, and help companies proactively manage the overall end-to-end performance of their critical applications.”

SteelCentral SaaS. For complete visibility in or outside the cloud, Riverbed introduces SteelCentral SaaS that integrates end-user experience and application monitoring with network performance monitoring. As companies continue to lean more heavily on the cloud to help them compress application release cycles and reduce costs, their ability to maintain unified visibility for multi-tier applications is challenging. Traditional APM tools are completely blind to network performance issues that often affect performance of cloud-hosted applications. As a SaaS solution, SteelCentral will provide application, end-user and network performance visibility, giving companies a complete monitoring solution for cloud-based applications.

End User Experience Monitoring. With Riverbed’s recent acquisition of Aternity, a leading provider of end user experience (EUE) monitoring solutions, Riverbed will extend SteelCentral to include EUE monitoring of all applications running on physical, virtual, or mobile devices. With the addition of SteelCentral Aternity, SteelCentral can gather data from the broadest range of sources, including app servers, application code, UC systems, LANs, WANs, browsers, and end-user devices, enabling customers to quickly find and fix performance problems, no matter where they occur.

In addition, Riverbed is integrating SteelCentral visibility into SteelConnect 2.0, the Company’s new application-defined SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) solution built for the cloud world. SD-WAN is rapidly gaining momentum as companies seek to provide fast, agile and secure delivery of applications across hybrid cloud environments; however, understanding traffic, both before and after any updates, creates blind spots for IT. Unlike other SD-WAN companies that leverage third party relationships to address this visibility issue, Riverbed is announcing the availability of SteelCentral NetProfiler for SteelConnect 2.0, Riverbed’s new application-defined SD-WAN solution build for the cloud world. This offering leverages REST APIs and SteelCentral SteelFlow data to provide visibility into usage and availability for sites, servers, applications, and users. In addition, easily accessed reports give IT Managers detailed information about sites, links, applications and users. With these capabilities, IT Ops managers will be better able to make informed policy and deployment decisions, monitor and troubleshoot performance issues, and plan for network changes regardless of whether the application’s performance is modified across hybrid WANs, remote LANs or cloud networks.

Availability

SteelCentral SaaS is currently available in beta to select participants. It is targeted to be generally available in December 2016. For more information, visit http://www.riverbed.com/steelcentral/steelcentral-saas-early-access-signup.html.

SteelConnect 2.0 that integrates SteelCentral is targeted to be available starting October 2016, with feature enhancements released throughout the remainder of the year. SteelConnect will be fully available through the Riverbed partner network. SteelCentral Aternity solutions are currently available. For more on all of the solutions information, visit www.riverbed.com/SteelConnect.

Today, Riverbed is hosting Riverbed Disrupt, a premier customer and influencer event in New York City where SteelCentral will be prominently featured. The event will also feature discussions around the significant network transformation underway as businesses shift to digital services in a cloud-centric world. For more information on the event, visit www.riverbed.com.

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Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed's 27,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

SteelConnect 2.0 delivers simplified networking, instant provisioning into cloud networks, integrated end-to-end visibility and WAN optimization and support for large-scale deployments
 

NEW YORK – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today launched SteelConnect 2.0, a revolutionary application-defined SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) solution that provides an intelligent and simplified approach to designing, deploying and managing distributed networks for today’s cloud-centric world. Riverbed SteelConnect disrupts legacy hardware-based approaches to branch networking with a software-defined and application-centric solution that delivers the agility, visibility, and performance that businesses need to succeed in the digital age.

“A fundamental rethink is needed to bring networking into today’s cloud-centric world, and that’s what we’ve been doing with the launch of our application-defined SD-WAN solution SteelConnect 2.0.”

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SteelConnect 2.0 delivers major updates and enhancements, including native dynamic routing for simplified networking (with the ability to replace old legacy routers), end-to-end visibility with Riverbed® SteelCentral™ integration, seamless WAN optimization with Riverbed® SteelHead™ integration, and support for large-scale data center deployments via integration with Riverbed Interceptor™. SteelConnect is the industry’s first and only product that unifies deployment and orchestration of hybrid WANs (Internet & MPLS), branch networks (LAN & WLAN), and cloud environments (IaaS & SaaS) such as AWS (available today) and Microsoft Azure (available in early 2017). With a fully integrated line of secure WAN gateways, remote LAN switches and Wi-Fi access points, single-click instant provisioning and all managed centrally with zero-touch using an intuitive and graphical cloud console interface, SteelConnect delivers business-intent orchestration and enables organizations to modernize their network architecture to realize the full potential of cloud and digital transformation.

“Legacy hardware-based approaches to branch networking haven’t changed in 20 years, and are simply too rigid, complex and fragile to support the modern needs of businesses today, especially as it relates to complexities introduced by the adoption of cloud services and hybrid WAN topologies,” said Paul O’Farrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Riverbed’s SteelConnect, SteelHead, and SteelFusion business units. “A fundamental rethink is needed to bring networking into today’s cloud-centric world, and that’s what we’ve been doing with the launch of our application-defined SD-WAN solution SteelConnect 2.0.”

With a successful early-access launch of SteelConnect in April, Riverbed showcased a radically new approach to designing, deploying and managing distributed networks for both on-premises locations and single-click instant provisioning into cloud environments. Instead of managing networks through configuration of individual appliances, SteelConnect provides policy-based orchestration that is naturally aligned to the language and priorities of business (applications, users, locations, performance SLAs and security requirements). An IT network architect can now easily set up global or local policies such as: send all video application traffic over the highest-capacity circuits; send software updates over Internet broadband circuits; or send all business traffic over secure VPNs. Previously network operators needed to enter hundreds or thousands of lines of CLI (command line interface) code to make network and application changes, which is both inefficient and prone to human error.

“We were attracted to Riverbed because of the possibility that SteelConnect could take our IT operations and business to the next level,” said Rob Gillan, CTO at SimplePay, an Australian-based global payments service. “Unlike other traditional vendors in the market, Riverbed has really embraced a software-defined approach for the cloud. With SteelConnect, we now have the ability to very quickly build and deploy a global network in a matter of hours, which would have taken months of planning and deployment before. Now, we can easily scale up and down with both SteelConnect and AWS quickly and without any concern.”

Now, Riverbed is extending the power of SteelConnect with seamless integration of Riverbed’s industry-leading visibility and WAN optimization technologies, providing the most complete and unified application-defined networking solution built for today’s cloud era.

Industry analysts are anticipating major growth in the SD-WAN market over the next few years, as Gartner expects SD-WAN uptake to grow from less than 1% of enterprises today to 30% of enterprises by the end of 20191, and IDC expects the market to grow from less than $225 million in 2015 to $6 billion in 2020.2

“Since its inception, we have seen enormous interest from enterprises to deploy SD-WAN solutions to better drive network agility, improve ROI and meet the demands of today’s cloud delivered applications,” said Daniel Conde, Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Riverbed is well positioned to disrupt the SD-WAN market with its SteelConnect solution, and has placed a great deal of visionary thought and engineering behind its development. With a holistic view that goes beyond connectivity by offering orchestration and workflow, SteelConnect is a product that focuses on both application delivery and security for the enterprise and takes a distinctive approach from what other vendors are providing in the market.”

SteelConnect 2.0 features the following updates and enhancements:

  • New Platform Integrations. Riverbed announces SteelCentral integration into SteelConnect Manager for advanced SD-WAN visibility with APM & NPM capabilities allowing IT Managers to be better able to make informed policy and deployment decisions, monitor and troubleshoot performance issues, and plan for network changes regardless of whether the application’s performance is optimized across hybrid WANs, remote LANs or cloud networks. In addition, SteelConnect integration into SteelHead CX platforms offers for a converged SD-WAN and WAN optimization solution, and integration of SteelConnect with SteelHead Interceptor for streamlined integration into larger enterprise data center deployments.
  • Native Dynamic Routing. With native routing capabilities, SteelConnect Gateways can be used in place of legacy branch routers to reduce the cost and complexity of managing connectivity to remote locations.
  • Enterprise Scale. Riverbed announces two new SteelConnect Gateway models with increased performance and high-availability and a new SteelConnect Switch with increased density and throughput. SteelConnect Gateway 1030 delivers up to 1 Gbps throughput at edge locations while the SteelConnect Gateway 5030 delivers up to 10 Gbps throughput and supports complex networks and high-availability configurations in the data center. These new Gateway models enable large-scale enterprise deployments for companies of all sizes.

Availability

SteelConnect 2.0 will be available starting October 2016, with feature enhancements released throughout the remainder of the year. SteelConnect will be fully available through the Riverbed partner network. For more information, visit www.riverbed.com/SteelConnect.

Today, Riverbed is hosting Riverbed Disrupt, a premier customer and influencer event in New York City where SteelConnect 2.0 will be prominently featured. The event will also feature discussions around the significant network transformation underway as businesses shift to digital services in a cloud-centric world. For more information on the event, visit www.riverbed.com.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed's 27,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

1 Gartner, “Market Guide for SD-WAN,” December 2015

2 IDC, Cloud and Drive for WAN Efficiencies Power Move to SD-WAN, Doc # US41101416, March 2016

  • Riverbed’s new software-defined and application-centric IT solutions deliver the agility, visibility, and performance that businesses need to realize the full potential of Digital Transformation
  • Riverbed SteelConnect 2.0 – New revolutionary application-defined SD-WAN solution to redefine networking in cloud era, with simplified networking that delivers new levels of business agility and the ability to replace legacy routers, integrated WAN optimization and visibility, and support for large enterprise-scale deployments across the hybrid enterprise
  • Riverbed Cloud-Ready Branch – Transforms branch office IT with a software-defined, cloud-ready solution that is built on the Riverbed Application Performance Platform and provides a simple, agile and scalable way to deploy and manage all branch office IT needs
  • Riverbed SteelCentral – The command center for application performance, launches Riverbed SteelCentral SaaS for cloud-based performance management, integrates greater visibility into Riverbed SteelConnect SD-WAN solution and adds Aternity End User Experience solutions for complete end-to-end visibility
  • Riverbed SteelFusion– The leading software-defined edge solution now available in new cloud and virtual options – including availability on IBM Cloud – to give customers greater choice in how they transform distributed infrastructure into a Software-Defined Edge that is agile, secure, and cost-effective
 

NEW YORK – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced a series of breakthrough, software-defined solutions to accelerate cloud-first and Digital Transformation strategies that are critical for businesses to succeed in today’s digital world. Today at Riverbed Disrupt, a premier customer and influencer event in the Financial District of New York City, executives of Riverbed will unveil these new solutions, and with executives from Microsoft and Palo Alto Networks, outline the disruptive transformations underway in key areas of IT as companies shift to digital services in a cloud-centric world.

“Only with a holistic approach can enterprises innovate at the required speed, develop and deliver digital services at the required scale, and at the same time keep their core business and mission-critical operations running safely and profitably.”

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Digital Transformation is driving disruption across all industries and has moved rapidly to the center of business strategy, made possible by the proliferation of cloud and mobile technologies. Despite these advances, many businesses are still using legacy network architectures, and don’t have a digital-ready network and application infrastructure, putting digital transformation initiatives at risk of stalling. In fact, while IDC expects digital transformation to grow to $2.1T annually by 2019, 60% of digital transformation initiatives will be unable to scale due to lack of a strategic architecture by 20171. Furthermore, the cloud and mobility of end users are creating a hybrid IT model that is complex to manage and costly to maintain, including at branch offices where the majority of employees work and consumers visit and shop.

To address these challenges, Riverbed is delivering new solutions to help companies transition from legacy hardware to a new software-defined and cloud-centric approach to networking, and improve end user experience, allowing enterprises’ digital transformation initiatives to reach their full potential. Riverbed’s new solutions announced today include: SteelConnect 2.0, an application-defined SD-WAN solution that delivers enterprise-scale networking for the cloud-first world and integrated visibility; Riverbed Cloud-Ready Branch, a software-defined, cloud-ready solution that provides a simple, agile and scalable way to deploy and manage all branch office IT needs; SteelCentral SaaS for comprehensive visibility on and off the cloud and new end user experience management across devices with SteelCentral Aternity; and new cloud and virtualized form factors for SteelFusion.

“Riverbed envisioned the need for a dramatic networking and application infrastructure shift several years ago, and has made strategic technology investments, both organically and through acquisition, and collaborated with leading cloud players and service providers in order to evolve our application performance platform to meet the demands of today’s digital enterprise,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, Riverbed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Today, we’re delivering a software-defined architecture for a software-defined world, and expanding that infrastructure deeper into the cloud and more broadly across all end users. These solutions will greatly benefit our customers, while significantly expanding the market opportunity for Riverbed and our partners.”

“Riverbed is leading the way in providing a strategic, software-defined architecture to modernize existing networks, performance monitoring, and edge IT infrastructure,” said Bob Parker, IDC. “Only with a holistic approach can enterprises innovate at the required speed, develop and deliver digital services at the required scale, and at the same time keep their core business and mission-critical operations running safely and profitably.”

“Today’s enterprises are continuing to leverage the power of the hybrid cloud to capitalize on increased costs savings, speed and scale, while having the flexibility to move workloads between public and private clouds,” said Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Networking. “Organizations must be agile in order to capitalize on the cloud and digital transformation, and Riverbed continues to innovate by providing application-defined and software-defined solutions that enable intelligent networking for the cloud era.”

Riverbed Introduces Software-Defined Solutions for Digital Transformation

The new solutions Riverbed announced today extend the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, and deliver the agility, visibility, and performance businesses need to be successful in a cloud and digital world. By leveraging the Platform, organizations can deliver apps, data, and services from any public, private, or hybrid cloud across any network to any end-point.

  • Riverbed® SteelConnect™ 2.0 – SteelConnect is an application-defined SD-WAN solution for the cloud era. SteelConnect was developed to disrupt the ‘legacy’ network routing market, with the ability to replace thousands of manually configured routers with virtual network design based on zero-touch provisioning and easy change management.With SteelConnect, organizations can create a single, software-defined networking spanning LANs, WANs, and the cloud (such as AWS and Microsoft Azure) with centralized management, a cloud-centric workflow, automatic application orchestration, and integrated security. Following a successful early access release in April, SteelConnect 2.0 offers richer integration with Riverbed SteelHead WAN optimization and full SteelCentral visibility, dynamic routing, and greater scale for large enterprise deployments for organizations of all sizes. For greater Riverbed SteelConnect 2.0 detail, see the press release Riverbed Drives Enterprise Networking into the Cloud Era with Next-Generation Application-Defined SD-WAN Solution
  • Riverbed® Cloud-Ready Branch™ – Riverbed’s Cloud-Ready Branch transforms branch office IT with a software-defined, cloud-ready solution that is built on the Riverbed Application Performance Platform and provides a simple, agile and scalable way to deploy and manage all branch office IT needs.The solution allows customers to select the services they need on a branch-by-branch basis, including SD-WAN with cloud connectivity and branch networking, integrated visibility across networks and applications, integrated WAN optimization, branch data services, and an extensible services platform. For greater Riverbed Cloud-Ready Branch detail, visit http://www.riverbed.com/solutions/solutions-by-technology/cloud-ready-branch.html
  • Riverbed® SteelCentral™ – SteelCentral is the command center for application performance, providing comprehensive performance monitoring and management across public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud enterprise environments. This new SteelCentral release delivers greater integration with Riverbed SteelConnect solution, extends monitoring to any device for end user experience monitoring through the recent acquisition of Aternity, and introduces SteelCentral SaaS for complete visibility in or outside the cloud. For greater Riverbed SteelCentral detail, see the press release Riverbed Delivers End-To-End Visibility On and Off the Cloud
  • Riverbed® SteelFusion™ – SteelFusion, the leading software-defined solution, is now available in two new form factors to give customers greater choice in how they transform distributed infrastructure into a Software-Defined Edge that is agile, secure, and cost-effective. SteelFusion is available to deploy on IBM Cloud, an IaaS cloud platform or in a virtual form factor with Virtual SteelFusion Edge allowing customers to centralize edge IT in their own data center, in the cloud, or across a hybrid combination. For greater Riverbed SteelFusion detail, see the press release Riverbed SteelFusion Offers New Cloud and Virtual Options for Greater Flexibility in Deploying a Software-Defined Edge

Riverbed Technology and Market Leadership

Today’s announcements build upon Riverbed’s momentum in the market and follows Riverbed’s acquisition of leading SD-WAN provided Ocedo in January 2016 and the leading provider of End User Experience (EUE) and application performance monitoring solutions Aternity in August 2016. By blending organic development with strategic acquisitions, expanded relationships with the world’s largest cloud companies and service providers as well as a strong channel and partner ecosystem, Riverbed has elevated its technology and market leadership to deliver to customers a fundamental shift in networking architecture for the 21st century and beyond.

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Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed's 27,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

1 IDC, Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide, 2016