Location-Independent Computing

Turn distance and location into a competitive advantage. Host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring flawless delivery and best user experiences.

The challenge for CIOs: Gaining visibility and control of all resources – those shared with others in public clouds and those managed on-premises across highly distributed enterprise

In the modern enterprise, nothing ever goes away. It’s like an archeological dig, extracting data from the different layers of technology that have built up over time.

Mainframes are still doing heavy lifting. The client-server layer, laid down in the ‘80s and ‘90s, followed. Then the Web layer started in the ‘90s. Now there’s SaaS delivered from public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds – and increasingly - delivered to mobile devices.

All of this creates islands of infrastructure. Infrastructure at datacenters, at replication sites, in the sprawl of branch offices, in remote offices from kiosks to home offices to planes, in billions of mobile devices, in the private cloud, in multi-tenant public clouds shared with others.  Add the various permutations of applications on top of that. Trying to manage this is the challenge for CIOs and their bosses.

"Our original vision to remove the barriers of distance and location is still intact. Over the past four years we made the investments necessary to augment our portfolio and deliver on the promise of Location-Independent Computing. We did the work. We have the products. Now it’s time to capitalize.”

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

Introducing Location-Independent Computing

On November 18, 2013, we announced a new vision, a new market opportunity, a new strategy, and a new platform.
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Riverbed Application Performance Platform

Riverbed offers the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing that ensures applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users even notice. This solution includes:

SteelHead SteelCentral
SteelFusion SteelStore
SteelScript Riverbed Professional Services
SteelApp Riverbed Partner Ecosystem
Location-Independent Computing

    How customers are succeeding with location-independent computing:


    1. Freedom with control.
    Apps and data can be hosted in the most optimal locations to ensure fastest performance, highest security and most rapid recovery.

    “Our network management system could barely lift us above the runway in terms of delivering a network-wide overview of performance and utilization. With Riverbed my staff is far more productive and spends far less time fire-fighting.”


    2. Visibility to identify and fix performance issues. 
    With visibility across the network, the apps and the end-user experience, IT can identify and fix problems before end users notice. 

    “We went from being virtually blind to having a hawk’s-eye view of the network; able to see the whole picture yet capable of zeroing in immediately on details for troubleshooting, capacity analysis, and planning.”


    3.  Highest SLAs at lowest TCO.
    Priority apps run over the fastest networks while lower-priority apps run over the Internet.

    “Go to one of our branches and click on a document, it’s almost instant whether it’s stored in Singapore or locally.  It was just amazing how much better Office 365 was with Steelhead: 300% performance improvement in some cases, sub-second response times now for anything – you wouldn’t know it was in Singapore.”


    4. Superior user experience.
    Applications get to end users fast so they can be highly productive.

    “With Riverbed, the contract process has been reduced from more than 30 minutes to just a minute or two.  It has a huge effect on customer and employee satisfaction.”


    5. Ecosystem integration for flawless performance.  
    Leverage an ecosystem of solutions that interoperate seamlessly to ensure flawless performance. 

    “Quite simply, we would not have been able to support our private cloud initiative without Riverbed.”



    How we solve your location-independent computing challenges:


    Riverbed offers the most complete platform for location-independent computing that ensures applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users even notice. This solution includes:

    SteelHead is the industry’s #1 WAN optimization solution that accelerates delivery of applications to the branch and from the cloud and allows IT to prioritize mission-critical apps over the fastest networks.

    SteelApp is the most flexible ADC recognized as the most visionary solution to optimize secure and scalable delivery of applications from private or public clouds to users anywhere.

    SteelFusion is a storage delivery solution that reduces TCO and expedites branch office backup, recovery, and restore of applications and data after disasters or outages.

    SteelCentral performance management and centralized management is the only end-to-end solution that combines user experience, application, and network visibility to detect and resolve issues before end users notice.

    SteelScript facilitate programmability, interoperability, and intelligence across the Riverbed platform and ecosystem solutions so that organizations can automate the analysis and resolution of performance issues.

    SteelStore is a cloud storage appliance that integrates seamlessly with your existing backup and archiving infrastructure, eliminate tape backup, and reduce your data protection costs.

    Riverbed Professional Services offers expert lifecycle consulting and technical education services, enabling worldwide companies to quickly and confidently achieve location-independent computing.

    Riverbed Partner Ecosystem is a broad, diverse ecosystem of partners that extends the value of our platform and delivers a range of implementation, integration, and value-added services.

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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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