The SteelHead CX xx70 Paves the Way and Lightens the Load On Your Way to the Cloud

February 8, 2015 WAN Optimization

A recent 2015 cloud prediction by International Data Corp. (IDC) is that more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016, “vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations.” As Riverbed Director of Product Management Joshua Dobies told Riverbed Connections last month, the new SteelHead CX […]

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The New SteelHead. Built for the Hybrid Enterprise.

January 10, 2015 WAN Optimization

After driving the WAN optimization market for the past 10 years with industry-leading performance, Riverbed is putting the pedal to the metal with new SteelHead™ CX xx70 series appliances. Director of Product Management Joshua Dobies calls the new series “the best SteelHead ever built for the Hybrid Enterprise.” Three main features separate the new SteelHeads […]

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Seeing is Believing: How to Improve Business-Critical Visibility

Picture this. As Director of Network Operations, you lead a team of more than a dozen people who are responsible for managing the daily operations of a global 24x7x365 enterprise network, with a specific focus on delivering high availability (99.99+%) solutions. Your boss, who is VP of Infrastructure and Operations, wants you to make better use […]

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The Hybrid Enterprise: An Info(Video)Graphic


What is a hybrid enterprise? Today’s enterprise datacenters live with one foot on-premises and one in the cloud. Networks are going hybrid too, with private MPLS links for mission-critical apps and the public Internet for non-critical traffic. It is this combination of private and public assets delivering essential business services that defines the hybrid enterprise. […]

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AppResponse Knows Why Your Webpage Is Dragging


To users, the machinery that powers webpages is inscrutable; it might as well be magic. When performance slows they’ll inevitably blame the website itself, even though, given the complexity of today’s web, there are many other possible causes. Wouldn’t it be great to have a window into exactly what’s dragging down performance? Well, you’re in luck. […]

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Four NPM Tips Your Competitors Don’t Want You to Know


Technical Marketing Engineer Patrick Campbell recently shared a few practical tips that can bring together Network Performance Management (NPM) and Application Performance Management (APM) teams to dramatically improve network performance and end-user experience. Tip 1: Teamwork “Application performance for business success is a team sport and requires the same kind of teamwork you find in […]

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Ed Sykes: The Importance of Dynamic Baselining


What’s normal mean, anyway? A common question for angsty teens, sure, but also highly relevant to IT’s task of ensuring great application performance. Whether monitoring end-user experience (SteelCentral AppResponse), component metrics (SteelCentral AppInternals) or NPM (SteelCentral NetProfiler), Riverbed products use special techniques to determine a normalized baseline against which to compare real-time performance. What’s the limit? […]

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