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The Leader in Application Performance Infrastructure

Who is Riverbed? 

Riverbed® is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. We enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business, and maximize employee productivity. Riverbed’s 24,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100.

Riverbed Application Performance PlatformTM

Riverbed was founded in 2002 and we shipped our first SteelHead WAN Optimization appliance in 2004. Since its launch, SteelHead has been and continues to be the industry’s #1 WAN optimization solution, winner of the InfoWorld 2013 Technology of the Year Award seven years running. It’s always been known for accelerating delivery of applications to the branch and now it also accelerates delivery of SaaS and cloud-based applications. And, now with Path Selection, SteelHead can prioritize mission-critical apps for delivery over the fastest networks while delivering lower-priority apps over the Internet.

“We started Riverbed 11 years ago to eliminate distance and location as variables in delivering applications by solving the problems of latency and bandwidth limitations in wide area networks. We’re proud of our heritage in pioneering the WAN Optimization market and we believe that SteelHead has an important and bright future. But Riverbed today is much more than Wan Optimization.

“Over the last four years, we’ve made the journey from a single product to four major product sets that add up to something much bigger, the industry’s most complete application performance platform to enable a concept we call: Location-Independent Computing.”

Jerry M. Kennelly, Chairman and CEO, Co-founder of Riverbed

Riverbed has been expanding beyond its original value proposition with significant investments in innovation that led to the development of Riverbed Granite®, a storage delivery solution that reduces TCO and expedites branch office backup, recovery and restore of applications and data after disasters or outages.

In addition, Riverbed has acquired innovative technologies that solve related IT performance problems. Riverbed Stingray® is the most flexible ADC on the market and recognized as the most visionary solution to optimize secure and scalable delivery of applications from private or public clouds to users anywhere. The acquisition of Mazu in 2009 and CACE Technologies in 2010 led to the development of the Riverbed Network Performance Management (NPM) product line, and the acquisition of Opnet in 2012 led to the development of Riverbed SteelCentral™ SteelCentral™ Application Performance Management (APM) products. Together, these make up the Riverbed Performance Management product line, which provides enterprise-class end-user, application and network performance management to detect and fix performance problems before end users notice.

All of these products come together in the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, which ensures applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Together with its partners, Riverbed offers the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing.

Riverbed Technology at a Glance

  • Founded: 2002
  • World Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • 78 offices across 40 countries

  • Revenues: $837M (2012); 15% y/y
  • Customers: More than 24,000+
    • 97% of the Fortune 100
    • 95% of Forbes Global 100
    • 86% of Forbes Global 500
  • Partnerships with leading firms such as Accenture, AT&T, BT, Dimension Data, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, NTT, Orange Business Services, SingTel, Telstra and Verizon, VMware
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Riverbed. WAN optimization for your network: Application acceleration, WAN bandwidth optimization, and IT consolidation. Riverbed is the IT performance company. WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed liberate businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies trust Riverbed to deliver greater productivity and cost savings by making their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Riverbed solutions are also available as managed services through select providers.

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