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As Senior Vice President and General Manager of the SteelHead Products Group at Riverbed, Paul O'Farrell is responsible for overseeing the continued momentum and growth of the company's flagship and market-leading WAN optimization solutions. Previously, he served as vice president of corporate development and strategy at Riverbed. In this role, O'Farrell was responsible for developing and driving Riverbed's corporate growth strategy, investments and new ventures. Prior to joining Riverbed, O'Farrell served as general manager at Network Appliance (NetApp), where he ran the company's technical applications business unit. His team was responsible for NetApp's NFS file services business and was tasked with accelerating growth in NetApp's core NAS market. He also worked in the corporate development groups at NetApp and Cisco and worked as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Posts from Paul O'Farrell
26-Apr-2016 • by Paul O'Farrell
Riverbed SteelConnect Brings The Network Into The 21st Century
April 26, 2016 will go down in history as the day SD-WAN fulfills its promise to revolutionize enterprise networking. SD-WAN is an important first step, but it alone cannot align the network to the needs of the business....
28-May-2015 • by Paul O'Farrell
Four trends to watch in the hybrid IT world
This is an era where connectedness of a global workforce is cliché, where the remote employee is expected to use online collaborative platforms to make once-unimaginable processes run like clockwork, and where data is more important than a “gut-feeling.” Unfortunately, this revolution has brought technical complexities with it. Enterprises that continue to deliver performance in the face of these complexities will enable their workforce for increased productivity, and eventually, improved bottom-line performance. Here is the skinny on some of the critical technological trends in the industry and our two cents on surviving them....
24-Mar-2015 • by Paul O'Farrell
Eight feels great: Riverbed is again a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
It’s that time of the year – the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers has been released and Riverbed is in the Leaders Quadrant for the eighth time running. We continue to push our pioneering technology in order to maintain this position, knowing that our customers face different challenges from when we first entered the market....
04-Nov-2014 • by Paul O'Farrell
Visibility, control and optimization for any app across the hybrid enterprise
Today is a big day at Riverbed and our vision for powering the hybrid enterprise. I am pleased to announce significant updates to our flagship product – SteelHead 9.0 to simplify management for hybrid networks and optimize delivery of all applications to and from the cloud across all networks, while enabling new end user visibility, analytics, and diagnostics....