Gilt Groupe

Riverbed® helps triple Gilt Groupe's web traffic within a year

Industry: Consumer Services , Retail

Gilt Groupe, an online retailer with millions of unique visitors to its website, could lose a large percentage of its daily profits in just 10 minutes of downtime. Gilt Groupe was looking to make the move to virtualization for a traffic management solution.


In Brief

  • Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager
  • 50 percent reduction in back-end servers, which resulted in significant cost savings
  • Increased traffic due to improved customer satisfaction
  • Real-time traffic views and tracking make it easy to strategize and plan

With millions of unique visitors to its website and over 5,000 requests per second during peak periods, online retailer Gilt Groupe could lose a large percentage of its daily profits in just 10 minutes of downtime. Looking to ensure a consistently excellent customer experience, increase revenue, and decrease back-end costs, Gilt Groupe made the move to virtualization with Riverbed® as their traffic management solution.

Gilt Groupe saw an immediate cost reduction because it was able to de-commission servers as soon as they started using Riverbed in the cloud. Over the year, a combination of the Riverbed content caching and the service-orientated architecture has reduced the back-end server requirement by 50 percent.


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Riverbed delivers the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing, turning location and distance into a competitive advantage. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ allows IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. At more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed has 25,000+ customers, including 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100.

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