International Herald Tribune

Riverbed® Cascade® Gives the International Herald Tribune the Inside Scoop on its IT Infrastructure

Industry: Publishing, Broadcasting, and Internet

In a deadline-driven industry like the newspaper business, it is critical to deliver time-sensitive news every day, without exception. For a global publication like the International Herald Tribune (IHT) that means delivering news without fail from around the world. For the IHT to meet its unforgiving and demanding deadlines, the publication rebuilt its IT infrastructure to create a completely automated newspaper production process – one of the most advanced systems in the world. The automated system coordinates the different stages of the newspaper process from reporting to production to distribution to subscriptions. Each stage depends on the performance of the automated system and any downtime at any point could halt production.

In Brief


  • Collect time-sensitive news from over 1,200 correspondents in 37 global bureaus every day, without fail
  • Create an automated newspaper production process to meet daily deadlines and the needs of its readership in 180 countries
  • Production and distribution to 36 regional print presses


  • IHT deployed Riverbed Cascade to give them insight into their WAN traffic and a true end-to-end view of the application delivery path from servers to desktops


  • Comprehensive visibility into »»bandwidth usage
  • Capacity to intelligently deploy, manage »»and optimize their new IT infrastructure
  • Ensure the performance and availability »»of the IHT’s automated system

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