Riverbed Empowers Customers to Create Unique Performance and IT Management Solutions

Riverbed Empowers Customers to Create Unique Performance and IT Management 
Solutions 
New Programmable Infrastructure Capabilities Provide Customization,
Automation and Integration in Software-Defined and Highly Virtualized
Environments; New 'Splash' Online Community Enables Building,
Learning and Collaboration 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced the availability of new product capabilities, developer
tools and a supporting community that allow IT professionals to
customize and adapt their IT infrastructure to meet the demands of
their business and improve the experience of their users. As
developers and IT managers use this programmable infrastructure they
create a performance platform that is highly flexible and inline with
the needs of modern virtualized and software-defined IT
architectures.  
Riverbed's broad set of application performance solutions allows
organizations to increase productivity and efficiency through
performance acceleration and management. The new programmable
infrastructure capabilities extend the rich reporting and management
interfaces available in Riverbed(R) solutions and allow IT operators
to create custom rules and views attuned to their organization's
needs. By doing so, organizations can solve challenges with better
visibility and control through a custom IT portal, automated
provisioning and management within a software-defined data center,
and intelligent closed-loop performance remediation. 
"We encounter customers all the time whose needs are specific to
their business and their infrastructure," said Eric Wolford,
president of Riverbed Products Group. "Today, we are giving customers
the ability to uniquely accelerate their business in a way that has
never before been possible." 
Core to these capabilities are new developer tools, called FlyScript,
that enable integration and automation within the Riverbed
performance platform, as well as with third-party tools and
customers' proprietary software. In addition, Riverbed invites
developers, programmers and operators to join Riverbed Splash, an
online community where customers can learn more about using FlyScript
to get better performance, control, an
d scale for their applications.
Riverbed Splash also features best practices regarding configuring,
deploying, and managing Riverbed products. 
"In an effort to create a more dynamic and responsive IT environment,
organizations are increasingly deploying new virtualization
technologies and software-defined architectures. To extract the full
value of these flexible environments, IT is also exploring how to
customize and program these environments to best serve the unique
needs of their business," said Bob Laliberte at Enterprise Strategy
Group. "Riverbed's FlyScript developer tool kit enables IT to quickly
create programmable infrastructures without requiring extensive
training or experience, and accelerates the time to deploy a
customized solution." 
FlyScript: Customize, Integrate and Automate
 The introduction of
FlyScript developer tools builds on the scripting and customization
capabilities of Riverbed Stingray(R) Traffic Manager, which allows
organizations to build custom functionality or implement traffic
management policies that are unique to an application. Adding to
these capabilities, FlyScript developer tools now offer that
programmability within the broader development and operations
lifecycle.  
As part of FlyScript developer tools, Riverbed introduced REST APIs
for the Riverbed performance platform solutions, including Cascade(R)
Shark, Cascade Profiler, and Stingray Traffic Manager. These REST
APIs give developers a supported way to access raw data and manage
the configuration of Riverbed solutions in an industry standard web
service design model. To simplify the coding process for casual
coders and application programmers, Riverbed introduced the Python
Software Development Kit (SDK), built on top of fully documented and
supported REST APIs to develop custom modules and applications. With
FlyScript developer tools, operators can simplify and accelerate the
execution of repetitive tasks with scripts that can be copied,
pasted, and modified as needed to automate a wide range of functions,
including configuration, deployment and monitoring, and testing for
performance challenges.  
FlyScript also allows operators and third-party systems integrators
to pull data from multiple sources, as well as push configuration
settings to multiple targets. This level of automation eliminates the
need for IT organizations to rely on a number of different
technologies to deliver IT services to end users and support
business-critical objectives. 
"Being able to provide customers with the visibility they need to
monitor their application performance is a differentiated service
offering," said Mark Terrill, principal consultant at O2 Networks, a
Riverbed partner. "As our customers adopt our cloud services and
require management consoles, we can use Riverbed FlyScript developer
tools to expose the right level of data and configuration options to
the end user while maintaining the level of control we require to
ensure service levels." 
"The introduction of FlyScript provides an opportunity to gain new
efficiencies in complex, multi-vendor -- and increasingly virtualized
-- deployments," said Gary Middleton, global business development
director at Dimension Data, a Riverbed partner. "With service
deployment options defined using FlyScript, and the ability to
readily integrate into a broad set of tools, we can more easily and
effectively automate the provisioning and management of
infrastructure services." 
"Historically, only a very few customers have been able to invest the
hours required to build custom and differentiated capabilities," said
Christopher White, senior director, Riverbed Technology Council.
"With the emergence of software-defined data centers we are seeing
even more customers design their data center based on their specific
needs. Our programmable infrastructure solutions give customers and
partners, whether a developer, programmer or operator, the access
required to solve the problem however they see fit." 
Splash: Customers Can Dive Into the Online Community 
 As Riverbed
customers and partners seek to take advantage of FlyScript and
programmability, the Splash Community will serve as a resource
environment to learn, collaborate and share. This community will
enable customers to not only engage with their peers through forums
and technical blogs, but also interact with the Riverbed developers
and support team. Riverbed will provide educational resources within
Splash, including programming skills and best practices for all
audiences, no matter their level of expertise. Developers looking to
create scripts, modules, custom widgets and UI integrations that meet
the specific requirements of their IT infrastructure can begin with
the library found in Splash. 
Additional Resources 


 
--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

  
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About Riverbed
 Riverbed delivers application performance for the
globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can
successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such
as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster
recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving
enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and
consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast,
fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs
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