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Company Overview of Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Company Overview

Riverbed Technology, Inc. provides application performance infrastructure solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, a set of solutions that ensures applications performance as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are diagnosed and cured before end users even notice. Its platform enables enterprises visibility to deliver, control, and optimize IT resources across the hybrid enterprise. The company's products include application acceleration products comprising wide area network optimization products consisting of Riverbed SteelHead and Riverbed SteelFusio...

680 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 2002

2,555 Employees





Key Executives for Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 57
Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Riverbed Technology, Inc. Key Developments

Riverbed Technology Appoints Ramzi Itani as Regional Channel Sales Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa Region

Riverbed Technology has appointed Ramzi Itani as its regional channel sales director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region. In this new role, Itani will focus on the development and enablement of Riverbed's regional channel, in-line with the company's global channel strategy. He will report to Giovanni Di Filippo, vice president, channels, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Riverbed. Itani brings over 23 years of experience in the IT industry to Riverbed and has served several roles including sales, marketing and channels while working for companies such as 3M, Imation, Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec and Veritas.

Riverbed Technology, Announces Offering Riverbed® SteelFusion™ in New Cloud and Virtual Deployment

Riverbed Technology, announced it is offering Riverbed® SteelFusion™ in new cloud and virtual deployment options for greater customer choice and flexibility. SteelFusion allows organizations to centralize distributed ROBO (remote office and brand office) IT infrastructure and operations in a data center, the cloud, or a hybrid combination for better management, security, agility, and cost-effectiveness. The new cloud and virtual deployment options include: SteelFusion availability on IBM Cloud, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud platform and fully dedicated, bare-metal cloud infrastructure for the enterprise. In addition, SteelFusion now supports IBM Spectrum Accelerate, a software-defined storage (SDS) solution for building enterprise private cloud storage with commodity server hardware. Customers now have a choice of centralizing edge IT in their own data center, in the cloud, or across a hybrid combination. Riverbed partners will no longer need to go through a data center for SteelFusion with IBM Cloud. Virtual SteelFusion Edge, delivering complete software-defined edge capabilities in a virtual form factor capable of running on any server hardware that meets required specifications. This provides customers the flexibility to deploy SteelFusion on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server hardware, with the ability to deploy an edge IT solution that best meets their business needs and IT standards. Virtual SteelFusion Edge is targeted to be available to select Riverbed partners in q4 of 2016, including Avnet, who intends to offer fully integrated systems that include Virtual SteelFusion Edge by the end of 2016.

Riverbed Technology Launches SteelConnect 2.0

Riverbed Technology 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. 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. 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. Now, Riverbed is extending the power of SteelConnect with seamless integration of Riverbed’s 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 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. SteelConnect 2.0 features the following updates and enhancements: NewPlatform Integrations. Riverbed announced 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. 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.

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