RGIS is the world’s largest provider of inventory services to the retail industry. RGIS’s inventory application performs more than 400,000 inventories each year. Its 40,000 employees and more than 400 locations worldwide are linked by a global WAN that is critical to fulfilling the company’s promise to its customers of unparalleled data integrity and the complete safety of their inventory data. RGIS’s business depends on the performance of a battery of networked applications. The development, testing, deployment, and operation of RGIS’s applications depend on close cooperation between various teams: programmers, database administrators (DBAs), network administrators, and others. Unfortunately, each of these teams was using different tools to measure performance. The result was applications that too often did not perform as well as expected. All that changed when RGIS installed the Riverbed® SteelCentral™ AppResponse Appliance at their corporate headquarters. Within 48 hours of installation they were able to find some nagging problem areas and resolve them.