SteelFusion: Bringing Business Continuity to the Branch

Are you ready?Having read a recent article on business continuity (BC) my first thought, I think like most, is how BC affects major sites; the data centers (DC), head office, regional centers, etc., but not necessarily the smaller often overlooked remote / branch offices. With a lot of companies overlooking DR and BC as “something that happens to somebody else” SteelFusion can help make that change a reality in those often overlooked remote sites.

Join Riverbed for the first time at Web Summit

What tech conference has over 1,000 speakers and 30,000 attendees across 21 summits that's a mix of Fortune 500, early stage startup, and investors?

That would be Web Summit, one of the fastest growing tech conferences. Having started just five years ago in Dublin with 400 local attendees, it’s now grown to tens of thousands.

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Three Key Things You Need to Know About Europe’s New Data Protection Law

In early 2016, a new EU law will go into effect that could have consequences reaching far beyond Europe’s borders. The EU General Data Protection Regu­­lation (GDPR) will heavily impact the regulatory landscape in numerous ways most notably for organizations with more than 250 employees operating within the European Union.

Although it won’t start being enforced until 2018, the GDPR drastically alters the regulatory landscape in numerous ways, the three biggest relating to penalties, privacy and risk.

Riverbed Survey Results: Software-Defined IT Reimagined with SD-WAN

With the increased use of cloud computing, encrypted applications and network-sensitive or bandwidth-intensive applications like voice over IP (VoIP) and video, IT organizations are struggling to make existing infrastructure adapt to these needs, while staying within budget.

In the software-defined IT world of the distributed enterprise, networking is starting to be reimagined with software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technologies that leverage automation, policy-driven control, built-in analytics, network service provisioning and orchestration in an effort to deliver the best end-user experience cost effectively.

Application Performance and ROI – Riverbed Customers Speak

People often say, you can’t improve on a good thing. At Riverbed, we don’t believe that. Take WAN optimization. Yes, we’ve led the market for eight years—a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. But we have never stood still.

We added integrated visibility so you see into the modern encrypted app to identify, classify, prioritize and steer that app down the best path—MPLS or public Internet—to any user. And controlling that app is now automated with the ability to use application groups, business-driven global policies and secure transport for greater business agility and cost savings.

SteelFusion: Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

"In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state."

There are plenty of whitepapers and PowerPoint’s on what the Riverbed SteelFusion hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) can do. In a nutshell it wraps up storage, virtualization, and WAN optimization into one seamless software and hardware instance, a true HCI by any standard. But it does much more than that, and here are a couple of customer conversations I’ve had that have revealed increased productivity, cost savings, and a better use of resources that weren’t at first obvious.

Clearing Up the Cloudiness of SaaS with Riverbed

While we often extoll the virtues of moving your data to the cloud, we also hear the concerns raised prior to making that move such as losing control of the your data, the performance impact for your users, or can your employees in a remote village in Belgium, have the same experience and benefits as those in downtown Manhattan?

With Riverbed, the answer is a resounding ”yes.”

Riverbed SteelHead™ SaaS can extend the same business and user benefits of application acceleration that you’ve experienced with your enterprise applications to cloud services, and popular SaaS applications such as Office 365, SalesForce, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Box, ServiceNow and many more.

Apple iOS 9.0 Update Time – Smooth Sailing with Riverbed Web Proxy

Who doesn’t get excited about Apple updates? The Network and Sys Admin teams!

With the latest and greatest iOS 9 release, there is much to brag about—from Siri Suggestions to fun new sketching features, Apple’s self-proclaimed ”more intelligent” OS is perfectly justified. The App Slicing mechanism is another enhancement to appreciate—you can download only the assets required for your specific device, instead of “everything but the kitchen sink” as it was in previous iOS releases. What’s not to Love? Well…from a network engineer’s perspective, the minor detail that the iOS 9 update consumes a rather hefty 1.5GB of space is not music to one’s ears.  

Talking SD-WAN, SaaS, and More With Packet Pushers

We’re excited to be joining Packet Pushers for a series of upcoming podcasts to discuss the latest IT trends that are shaping today's hybrid enterprise.

For those of you who don’t know, Packet Pushers is a community of thought leaders who are experts and hardcore fans of all things related to data networking. Go check out our first podcast with them right now!

VMworld 2015 Key Takeaway – Riverbed and VMware Agree that the Future is Hybrid

After a few action packed days at VMworld 2015, it is clear that VMware is all in on Hybrid Cloud and Network Virtualization. It is also clear that Riverbed and VMware are aligned in a vision that the future of IT will be driven by software and will be a hybrid of on-premise and cloud workloads.

Hybrid Clouds will Require Hybrid Networks. At VMworld, a large focus was around how VMware is paving the way to true hybrid clouds and network virtualization with their recent announcements around vCloud Air and NSX. VMware understands that networking can often be a key barrier to realizing the benefits of the hybrid cloud because that the adoption of virtualization, cloud services, rich media applications and SaaS applications across the enterprise complicates network traffic and application delivery, thus straining traditional networks. Riverbed understands these network challenges as well and has the best solutions in the industry for managing the new complexities of these hybrid networks.

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Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in application performance infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed’s 26,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100.

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