SAN FRANCISCO—May 21, 2014— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced new product releases in its Riverbedâ SteelCentralTM product family (formerly known as OPNET and Cascade), SteelCentral AppResponse 9.0 and Riverbed SteelCentral NetProfiler 10.6. The SteelCentral product family is the only performance management suite that combines user experience, application and network performance management (APM/NPM) to detect and resolve issues before end users notice.
AppResponse 9.0 and NetProfiler 10.6 include new capabilities to simplify web application monitoring so IT teams can share data more easily, identify trends faster, and make performance data more relevant to users. New features in these releases include a web console, out-of-the-box and customizable dashboard templates and a global view of the end-user experience. Together, these new features provide diverse IT teams with a holistic picture of end-user experience for web applications across the network resulting in improved IT efficiency, enhanced business continuity and revenue preservation.
"Users expect and businesses rely on network operations teams to ensure optimal performance for critical applications - otherwise, employees can't work, product developers miss deadlines, sales can't sell and customers don't buy," said Nik Koutsoukos, Senior Director Product Marketing, SteelCentral. "Effectively managing network performance in today's globally complex networks - that include data centers, public and private clouds and virtualized environments -requires an integrated view that gives all relevant teams visibility into and control over network and application performance. This enables organizations to deliver applications in whatever way is most effective without regard to technical constraints, network limitations, IT complexity or user location or device. We call this location-independent computing, and only Riverbed can deliver true end-to-end visibility and solve latency and bandwidth issues - all required ingredients for delivering location-independent computing."
"With AppResponse we can now see what's going on inside Web apps and Web services," said Thomas Thomassen, server administrator for Hemit, a large health care provider in Norway. "This helps us a lot when we troubleshoot incidents related to performance and hang."
New in SteelCentral AppResponse 9.0:
New in SteelCentral NetProfiler 10.6:
Riverbed SteelCentral is the only performance management and central management suite that combines user experience, application and network performance management to provide the visibility needed to diagnose and cure issues before end users notice a problem, call the help desk to complain or jump to another web site out of frustration. SteelCentral solutions are recognized by Gartner as the only "Leader" in the Magic Quadrants for both Application Performance Monitoring (2013) and Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (2014). Riverbed SteelCentral solutions are part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform.
In a world where application performance equals business performance, Riverbed offers the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing, so that business objectives - not technical constraints - drive how applications and data are delivered. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ is a set of integrated solutions that give companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business and maximize employee productivity.
Both SteelCentral AppResponse 9.0 and SteelCentral NetProfiler 10.6 are currently available.