Riverbed Introduces Single Appliance for Application and Network Performance Management

Riverbed Introduces Single Appliance for Application and Network Performance 
Management 
Riverbed Performance Management Reaches Product Integration Milestone 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/13 --  Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced a significant milestone in the integration of the Riverbed
Cascade and OPNET product families with the introduction of its
single appliance with integrated application aware network
performance management (aaNPM) and application performance management
(APM). This top-of-the-line solution provides end-to-end performance
management from deep dive packet and network analysis through
application transactions and end user experience (EUE). With this
release, customers now have a single solution to help maximize the
performance, availability, and productivity of their critical
applications.  
Included in this announcement is Shark module for AppResponse
Xpert(R), bringing network intelligence to application performance,
and the AppResponse Xpert integration with Profiler appliance and
Pilot software, bringing application insights into overall
performance management. In addition, Riverbed is introducing the new,
AppResponse Xpert 6000 appliance for demanding, high-performance
application infrastructures. Together, these new capabilities
overcome the challenges in delivering consistent and reliable
application performance as enterprises virtualize their data centers,
consolidate branch offices, and support more mobile end users. 
According to a new Forrester Consulting study commissioned in August
2013 by Riverbed, "Forrester's Ideal Tool Set for Application
Performance Management for Better Business Performance," 52 percent
of the IT operations surveyed waste more than 20 percent of their
operational resources to track and correct problems. On top of the
business productivity loss and the damage to the brand, IT
productivity also suffers from this state of affairs, as resources
are called from their normal work to perform unplanned and
unscheduled tasks. 
AppResponse Xpert with the Shark module combines end-user experience,
application transaction analysis, and deep network intelligence in a
single, unified appliance for streamlined monitoring and
troubleshooting of performance issues across application tiers,
global networks, and diverse user devices. Giving IT operations teams
visibility into areas where issues may occur helps them identify and
diagnose situations quickly to minimize application downtime. 
"As a longtime Riverbed Cascade customer, we are excited about the
ability to now weave OPNET AppResponse Xpert into Cascade Profiler,"
said John DeBella, infrastructure architect at Teradyne, Inc.
"Teradyne customers and employees depend on our network and
applications to quickly solve some of the toughest testing challenges
in the electronics industry today -- our customers can't afford
delayed or sluggish network and application performance. With the
combination of AppResponse Xpert and Shark module, we're adding
end-user experience and transaction monitoring to the deep network
capabilities we're used to with Cascade Shark. A single appliance
that provides such broad capabilities for application performance
management is a game changer for us."  
"The worlds of APM and NPM must come together if IT organizations are
going to be successful in making the transition to
application-centric operations," said Jim Frey, vice president at
Enterprise Management Associates. "With this announcement, Riverbed
shows it is on track following the OPNET acquisition to deliver
solid, integrated products that make APM/NPM convergence a reality." 
Cascade Shark Module for OPNET AppResponse Xpert
 In addition to the
existing stand alone Cascade Shark solution, the optional Cascade
Shark module for AppResponse Xpert adds the rich network intelligence
Cascade Shark provides to supplement the existing end-user experience
monitoring and transaction analysis provided by AppResponse Xpert.
Adding the Cascade Shark module creates a single, unified appliance
that combines end-user experience, application transaction analysis,
and deep network intelligence and eliminates the need to deploy
multiple appliances in the same location. In addition, the Cascade
Shark module accelerates network troubleshooting with streamlined
workflows and deeper network insight.  
OPNET AppResponse Xpert Integration with Cascade Profiler and Cascade
Pilot
 With this announcement, AppResponse Xpert can send data to
Cascade Profiler. This data, combined with data received from Cascade
Gateways, Cascade Shark appliances and virtual software, and Riverbed
Steelhead(R) appliances, provides end-to-end visibility and enables
global monitoring and troubleshooting. This now enables the Cascade
Profiler's enterprise-wide performance management interface and
workflow to integrate directly into and with AppResponse Xpert.  
Additionally, Cascade Pilot software is unified and integrated with
AppResponse Xpert and AppTransaction Xpert to streamline
troubleshooting and help the flow of data between the two products.
Packet analysis software, Cascade Pilot enables users to quickly
analyze multi-terabyte packet recordings on remote AppResponse Xpert
appliances (in addition to Cascade Shark appliances and virtual
software, and Riverbed Steelhead products) without transferring large
packet capture files across the network. It also streamlines the
process of opening large packet files in AppTransaction Xpert. 
OPNET AppResponse Xpert 6000 Appliance
 The AppResponse Xpert 6000
appliance provides the storage and high-speed analysis needed to keep
up with higher speed networks and to retain packet data longer. The
AppResponse Xpert 6000 is an appliance that processes and writes to
disk at up to 2x10Gbps line rates and provides 48TB of packet
storage, expandable to 264TB. 
More than 22,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to
understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through
solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance,
distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT
organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize,
consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are
moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers
and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and
success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by
providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, storage delivery,
application-aware network performance management, application
performance management, application delivery controllers, web content
optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection. By providing the
broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere,
any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to
increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business
resilience and controlling costs. 
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successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such
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