Riverbed Unveils Unified Application Performance Management Suite

Riverbed Unveils Unified Application Performance Management Suite 
New Release of OPNET AppInternals Xpert Delivers Integrated End-User
Experience Monitoring and Transaction Tracing to Speed Problem
Identification and Resolution 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced the availability of Riverbed(R) OPNET AppInternals Xpert(R)
8.5, a unified application performance management (APM) suite that
provides deep visibility into the performance of complex, multi-tier
applications. The new features in OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5
combine to give complete visibility into the performance of
applications, from the browser to backend databases. By integrating
end-user experience monitoring with code-level transaction tracing
and monitoring of application and system performance metrics,
application support teams and developers now have the information
they need to more quickly and collaboratively identify, troubleshoot,
and debug application performance issues.  
Increasingly, business performance equals application performance,
with users relying on applications to reach customers, build
products, automate business processes, and perform business-critical
tasks. As applications have become more critical, however, they have
become more complex. Riverbed Performance Management solutions
address this complexity by giving IT visibility and actionable
insight to deliver application performance users and the business
demand.  
With the introduction of OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5, application
support, development, and QA teams have complete and coordinated
visibility into application performance and, therefore, can
proactively detect issues before they impact the business as well as
analyze applications prior to deployment to identify bottlenecks that
can impact performance in production. In addition, organizations
deploying OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5 can take advantage of other
Riverbed technologies, including Riverbed Stingray(R) Traffic
Manager, to gain added visibility into end user experiences. 
What's New: Unique Features and Capabilities in OPNET AppInternals
Xpert 8.5 
 Service-oriented architecture and agile development
processes are not only in
creasing the rate at which new applications
are rolled out, but also causing applications to sprawl and increase
in complexity. New features in OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5 combine
to provide application support teams and developers with the
information they need to quickly identify and address complex,
multi-tier application performance issues.  
New Integrated Development Environment Support
 OPNET AppInternals
Xpert now integrates with popular integrated development environments
(IDE), including Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse. This
integration enables bi-directional drill down to streamline
application debugging and troubleshooting, and opens up visibility
and enhances collaboration across application operations and
developer teams. For example, operations teams can drill down from
the transaction trace to the affected code to highlight the affected
calls or methods for developers. Developers and QA staff can also
quickly debug new releases by understanding where code is being used
and who is using it in the production environment.  
Tight Integration of End-user Experience Monitoring 
 OPNET
AppInternals Xpert 8.5 integrates real end-user experience (EUE)
monitoring with transaction tracing, and application component data
-- adding visibility into the front-end user experience and tying it
back to the exact transaction responsible for the poor experience.
This integration enables applicatio
n support teams to start
troubleshooting with an accurate end-to-end view of application
performance from the user's perspective. As a result, these teams are
aware as soon as a problem occurs and can use this end-user
experience and transaction information to guide a "deep dive" into
the application transaction and specific code.  
End-user experience monitoring of web-based applications, including
cloud-based applications, is achieved by leveraging lightweight
JavaScript which can now be automatically injected via AppInternals
agents or Stingray Traffic Manager, an application delivery
controller that allows organizations to build custom functionality or
implement traffic management policies that are unique to an
application. 
Transaction Trace Warehouse Enhancements
 This release also enhances
OPNET AppInternals Xpert's big data approach to APM, which provides
application support and developer teams with access to thousands of
different types of raw data and performance metrics and the context
for analyzing it quickly and efficiently. OPNET AppInternals Xpert
records and indexes all transaction traces -- not just samples --
through its Transaction Trace Warehouse (TTW). With every transaction
captured, application teams always have the critical data they need
at hand. A simple, powerful open-ended search speeds troubleshooting
by making it fast and easy to find a single transaction among
billions. A correlation engine automates troubleshooting by
identifying cause-and-effect relationships across hundreds of
thousands of transactions and performance metrics from across
multiple application tiers. Moreover, patented analytics capabilities
automatically identify unusual patterns for thousands of performance
indicators to provide early warning into potential future issues. 
"Whether organizations are deploying new applications, consolidating
or virtualizing data centers, or migrating to the cloud, managing
application performance requires a holistic view that includes
end-user experience monitoring, application transaction tracing and
component monitoring, and underlying infrastructure and network
performance management," said Paul Brady, senior vice president and
general manager of the Riverbed Performance Management Business Unit.
"OPNET AppInternals Xpert provides our customers with a fast path to
application problem resolution by delivering the actionable insight
and data that application support and developer teams need to deliver
the application and business performance." 
Availability
 OPNET
AppInternals Xpert 8.5 is available now.  
Additional Resources 


 
--  OPNET AppInternals Xpert Product Overview
--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

  
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About Riverbed
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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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