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Stingray Traffic Manager Software

High-performance software ADC for online, enterprise, and cloud applications

Give your end users a highly available, high-performance experience with Riverbed Stingray™ Traffic Manager software. This full-featured virtual Layer 7 ADC (application delivery controller) does far more than balance workloads to your enterprise websites and cloud services. It also controls and optimizes end-user services by inspecting, transforming, prioritizing, and routing application traffic.

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  • Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager is a full performance software and virtual Layer 7 application delivery controller (ADC) that enables enterprises and cloud operators to create, manage, and deliver key services more quickly, more flexibly, and at a lower cost. Stingray Traffic Manager offers much more than just load balancing. It controls and optimizes end-user services by inspecting, transforming, prioritizing, and routing application traffic.

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    • Availability

      Improved reliability and scalability - Stingray Traffic Manager software includes health and performance monitors to balance client requests across the fastest servers. Seamless application scaling protects against compound failures at all levels.

      Server Load Balancing Load balancing makes it possible to share load between pools of servers serving identical content to achieve optimal resource utilization, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload (fault tolerance).
      View the brief | Watch the video
      Multi-site manager
      Multi-site manager provides a coordinated view of the application delivery fabric that may span multiple, geographically distributed, data centers and cloud-based environments. It greatly reduces the complexity of multi-site installations and makes it easier to manage clusters of Stingray Traffic Manager deployments.
      View the brief
      Global load balancing Global load balancing allows the distribution of traffic across locations based on availability, performance, and user-defined rules to provide business continuity and improved performance across globally distributed locations.
      Session persistence This feature ensures that multiple requests from the same client session are sent to the same back-end server with no disruption to service. It enables application data to persist throughout a session without using cookies (e.g., shopping cart basket).
      Application health monitoring Application health monitoring tracks the health of traffic managers and back-ends and raises alerts and routes around failed nodes when an error is detected.
      Service level monitoring Measure and react to changes in response times by comparing response times to a conformance value. Service level monitoring also issues an alert if performance levels fall below a certain level.
    • Performance

      Application acceleration - Offload compute-intensive tasks while integrating HTTP content caching for reduced load on your infrastructure. TCP offload, traffic buffering, concurrency control, and more let applications run at peak performance.

      SSL offload SSL offload encrypts/decrypts data securely over the Internet using a key agreed between the server and client machines for the purpose of authentication. By offloading the processor-intensive public-key encryption algorithms, CPU cycles on servers are fully available for generating content.
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      Content caching This application acceleration feature stores copies of requested data in memory and can return the content directly to the client without having to forward the request to a back-end web server.
      Content compression This feature compresses HTTP content returned to the client to speed content delivery and provide better user experience.
      HTTP connection multiplexing Connection multiplexing pools a large number of incoming TCP connection requests from individual clients into a small number of connections to the application servers, bringing big performance and capacity gains.
      Differentiate and Prioritise Stingray TrafficScript™is a sophisticated programming language integrated into the Stingray Traffic Manager software core. With Stingray TrafficScript you can select out different classes of service or transactions, and prioritize your most valuable users. Read the fact sheet
      Web Content Optimization Integrated web content optimization technology transforms HTML content to improve web performance for high traffic public-facing web pages, e-commerce sites and custom applications, and speed up page loads for enterprise applications such as SharePoint for more productivity and collaboration.
    • Protection

      Increased security - Guard applications with server isolation, request and response scrubbing, request validation, and protective traffic shaping. Also defend against direct attacks, invalid or malformed requests, and malicious or incidental flash floods.

      Bandwidth management This feature applies limits on the bandwidth used by connections to the back-end nodes. It could, for example, stop a popular site from taking up so much bandwidth that other sites become unavailable; enable service providers to enforce access limits based on, say, account type or physical location; and, limit outbound traffic to users or servers.
      Request rate shaping This capability allows for specific limits to be set on a wide range of events with very fine-grained control over how events are identified. Impose per-second or per-minute rates on events, such as a slow service being flooded with requests.
      Service protection classes Protect services from basic misuse and attacks, such as Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), and mitigate risks associated with Internet hosting.
      Security and Compliance Integrated application-aware firewall helps comply with the requirements of PCI DSS and offers scalable application protection without loss of throughput.
    • Control

      Integration and control - Implement traffic management policies with Stingray RuleBuilder™ and Stingray TrafficScript™ language, or create Java™ extensions for complex business rules. Integrate Stingray Traffic Manager within existing application management and orchestration infrastructure with REST APIs or Riverbed FlyScript™.

      TrafficScript This sophisticated programming language is integrated into the Stingray Traffic Manager software core. With Stingray TrafficScript language you control how traffic is managed to prioritize your most valuable users. Read the fact sheet
      FlyScript Riverbed FlyScript™ developer tools allow you to customize and integrate the Riverbed performance platform in your environment, using Python developer toolkit develop custom modules and applications. The software development kit (SDK) is built on top of REST APIs to simplify the coding process.
      Activity monitoring and diagnostics Real-time reporting and historical graphs chart the activity of applications via a web-based interface, OR remote access using REST, SNMP, and SOAP. Combined with one-click self-diagnostics and detailed fault analysis, you can plan for future capacity requirements and isolate faults rapidly, reducing the time to resolution.
      Real-time analytics Deep insight into application traffic supports operational staff when diagnosing problems and anomalies, and shows test and development staff how clients interact with their applications.
      Application Auto-scaling Stingray Traffic Manager can monitor the performance of a service running on a supported virtual or cloud platform. When the performance falls outside the desired service level, it will automatically load balance traffic to the new instances as soon as they are available.
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  • Content caching makes all the difference

    Gilt Groupe cuts its downtime and increases customer satisfaction

    Specialized caching decreases latency and increases the speed, performance, and overall user experience of Gilt Groupe's website. Cached content is as close to users as possible, reducing trips to the back-end servers to retrieve data. In California, for example, customers are seeing improved page load times because much of the dynamic content can now be served from a cloud closer to them.

    50% reduction in back-end servers
    There was an immediate cost reduction because the company decommissioned servers as soon as they started using Stingray Traffic Manager software in the cloud. Over one year, a combination of the content caching and the service-orientated architecture reduced the back-end server requirement by 50%.

     

    Faster page views and surge protection

    Managing 1 million page views per day at See Tickets

    Using Stingray caching and traffic rate management, See Tickets can prioritize website traffic to manage the huge peaks in transactions. With 85 percent of ticket sales made online, and 1m page views per day, See Tickets knows how important it is for its customers to access its website all day, every day.

    100% uptime
    Following rapid deployment of Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager software, the See Tickets site performed with 100 percent uptime. Stingray helped provide a superior user experience with faster page loading times, and transactions are now completed more quickly.


     

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  • Stingray Traffic Manager capabilities can be enhanced using TrafficScript or Java extensions.

    Stingray Traffic Manager software inspects and processes application traffic, with full payload inspection and streaming. It applies a range of optimization techniques to ensure that incoming requests are presented in the most appropriate manner to the web and application servers. Responses from the application can be compressed, cached, and returned to the client at optimum speed, while freeing up resources on the server. Built-in TrafficScript language allows for full control over how individual requests are optimized, routed, and transformed. Traffic management rules may also be created using Java™ Extensions.

    Stingray Traffic Manager software includes a web-based administration interface to display powerful real-time analysis and history for all traffic across Traffic Manager clusters. Alternatively, Stingray Traffic Manager integrates into remote management and event monitoring frameworks using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) APIs and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

    Find out what makes Stingray Traffic Manager software different from other load balancing products.

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  • Riverbed® Stingray™ Aptimizer for Traffic Manager software

     

    Stingray Traffic Manager software now includes industry-leading web content optimization (WCO), dramatically accelerating web-based applications and websites. This capability is delivered by Stingray Aptimizer software integration using a simple license key upgrade.

    It dynamically groups activities for fewer long distance round trips, compresses images to reduce bandwidth required, improves caching for faster repeat visits, and prioritizes actions to give the best possible response time for loading a web page on any browser or device.

    Learn more about web content optimization >

     

    Riverbed® Stingray™ Application Firewall for Traffic Manager software

    With security a must-have for every business, just add this sophisticated, application-aware application firewall for deep application security in the private or public cloud. Stingray Application Firewall software can be added to Stingray Traffic Manager software using a simple license key upgrade.

     

    Add high-performance Layer 7 protection for your applications >

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  • Stingray Traffic Manager software is available in several different performance and functionality configurations to suit the needs of any load balancing or application delivery requirement.

    View complete technical specifications (Stingray Traffic Manager spec sheet)

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    • Stingray Traffic Manager Software Configurations

      Small Enterprise

      Medium Enterprise

      Large Enterprise

      Model

      1000 Series

      2000 Series

      4000 Series

      Configurations

      L

      M

      H

      L

      M

      L

      M

      H

      VH

      Profile

      Software or Virtual Appliance

      Throughput

      10 Mbps

      200 Mbps

      1 Gbps

      1
      Gbps

      2
      Gbps

      5 Gbps

      10 Gbps

      20 Gbps

      Unlimited

      SSL Transactions per second

      1,000

      10,000

      Unlimited

      Functionality

      Core

      Advanced

      Advanced

      Optional features for Stingray Traffic Manager software

      Stingray Application Firewall

      Option

      Option

      Option

      Stingray Aptimizer

      Option – Licensed by page views

      Stingray Aptimizer – Accelerated Pages per day

      250,000

      250,000

      250,000

      Additional Accelerated Pages per day

      Option – Available in 250K increments

      Performance figures refer to licensed performance limits. Performance achieved may be lower due to environmental conditions and capacity of customer-supplied hardware or virtual environments. ‘Unlimited’ means that no performance limit is applied.

    • Stingray Functionality Matrix

      Functionality

      Core

      Advanced

      Availability

      1000 Model

      2000, 4000 Models

      Load Balancing

      Y

      Y

      Application Acceleration

      Y

      Y

      SSL offload

      Y

      Y

      Compression offload

      Y

      Y

      Web Content Caching

      Y

      Y

      TrafficScript and RuleBuilder

      Y

      Y

      IPv6 support

      Y

      Y

      Visualization and Analytics Y Y

      Global Load Balancing

       

      Y

      Bandwidth Management

       

      Y

      Transaction Rate Shaping

       

      Y

      Service Level Monitoring

       

      Y

      Application Auto-Scaling

       

      Y

      Application Firewall

      Option

      Option

      Application Web Content Optimization

      Option

      Option

    • System Requirements: Stingray Traffic Manager Software and Virtual Appliances

      Software environment: Traffic Manager software

      Linux x86, x86_64: Kernel 2.6 - 3.2 (2.6.8+, 2.6.22+ for IPv6), glibc 2.3.6+; Solaris 10 (SPARC, x86_64)

      Software environment: Aptimizer option

      Linux 2.6.22 or later (x86, x86_64)

      Virtual environment: Virtual Appliance

      VMware vSphere 5, vSphere 4; XenServer 5.6; OracleVM 2.1, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

      Recommended hardware: CPU

      Intel Xeon / AMD Opteron / Oracle SPARC

      Recommended hardware: Minimum memory

      2 GB

      Recommended hardware: Minimum memory - Aptimizer option

      4 GB

       

      Recommendations apply to small-to-medium size deployment with simple configuration. Additional hardware capacity will increase performance capacity, caching capacity and will support complex traffic management configurations. Additional hardware capacity is recommended when using the Stingray Application Firewall option or the Stingray Aptimizer.

      Stingray Traffic Manager software may be installed on a supported operating system running on any supported physical server, or within supported Linux or Solaris guests on a wide range of supported virtualization platforms.

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  • Riverbed® Stingray™ Application Delivery software includes a range of advanced tools to build dynamic global services. Often deployed as a key component of custom applications, Stingray software is becoming a key control point for content, users and services, enabling closer collaboration between network, operations and development teams, particularly in DevOps and rapid service creation environments.

    Stingray™ software also helps you streamline enterprise applications such as Microsoft, SAP and Oracle, with rapid set up of baseline services, and a powerful set of tools to enhance delivery of individual applications across global intranets.

    For more information:

     

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