Introducing Riverbed SteelConnect: More Than Just SD-WAN

May 10, 2016 WAN Optimization

Have you heard the news? Riverbed just launched SteelConnect™, our SD-WAN solution that offers a radical new approach to networking for today’s cloud-centric world. SteelConnect aims to revolutionize WANs by delivering an application-defined approach to networking that provides the performance and agility enterprises need today. We’ve been talking about software-defined networking a lot here at […]

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New EMA Study: A Crowded NPM Toolbox Makes for a Broken Network

Shamus McGillicuddy, senior analyst at EMA

Networking teams with the smallest toolsets spend the least time on reactive troubleshooting and the most time on other projects. That’s one key takeaway from “Network Management Megatrends 2016: Managing Networks in the Era of the Internet of Things, Hybrid Clouds and Advanced Network Analytics,” a new report from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) that was […]

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Why the ‘P’ in ‘APM’ Is No Longer Adequate on Its Own

The traditional approach to monitoring applications is to monitor only performance. Apps are installed on enterprise servers that run continuously for months, even years. So if an issue arises, it’s easy to use a standard application performance management (APM) tool to monitor the app’s performance and diagnose the root cause. But that approach is becoming inefficient and […]

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Postcards from the Edge: True Stories of SteelFusion Bringing Real Value

May 10, 2016 Software-Defined Edge

Sure, you can read that Riverbed SteelFusion™ is the world’s only hyper-converged infrastructure solution designed specifically for the remote office, and about how it consolidates all branch IT into the datacenter for instant branch provisioning and recovery, full security and visibility, and apps that simply work. Sounds good! Great, even. But what does this mean […]

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How SD-WAN Takes the Pain Out of Network Segmentation

April 13, 2016 WAN Optimization

“Network segmentation is essential to any smartly built WAN,” says George Karamanoglou, director of advanced business solutions at Riverbed Technology. Webinar: Experience the Future of Networking Join IDC and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of next-generation SD-WAN solutions built for a cloud-centric world. Register for this highly informative event: Americas: April 26, 10 a.m. […]

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SteelCentral UCExpert Keeps Connections Up, Complaints Down, and Skype for Business Users Happy

Users love the way unified communications (UC) solutions allow them to collaborate across great distances. But when UC products perform poorly, people tend to point their fingers at the network team first. Don’t blame the network! UCExpert can identify non-network factors that might cause poor service, including: Improperly connected headsets Outdated client versions Insufficient platform […]

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Why SteelFusion Offers the Only True Hyper-Converged Edge

April 13, 2016 Software-Defined Edge

Hyper-converged infrastructure is taking over the datacenter. Next stop, the edge. Countless vendors are vying for a piece of the action, cobbling together hyper-converged boxes to replace traditional ROBO (remote office, branch office) IT. Evening party, demos, customer stories at EMC World 2016 Visit booth #733 for a firsthand look at how Riverbed solutions change […]

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The Need for More Granularity in APM

There are situations when sampling is a good thing: at the supermarket, before deciding to buy the full version of a smartphone app, or while passing the perfume or cologne counter at a department store (but, please, just one spray!). However, when it comes to application performance management, sampling has become obsolete and ineffective. Taking […]

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SD-WAN and WAN Op: Better Together — and Here’s Why

April 13, 2016 WAN Optimization

The traditional WAN is giving way to the much-needed arrival of a superior solution: software-defined WAN. SD-WAN offers impressive benefits like increased control, decreased costs, and more flexibility. Adding Riverbed SteelHead™ WAN optimization into the equation makes for a combined solution that’s even more compelling. Webinar: Experience the Future of Networking Join IDC and Riverbed […]

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