Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced the Riverbed® Stingray® product family has been positioned as a "Champion" in Info-Tech Research Group's 2014 Vendor Landscape: Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). Riverbed earned the Champion recognition for delivering excellent value to customers, having a strong market presence and being an industry trendsetter. Riverbed was also recognized as a Champion in the Application Delivery Controller market by Info-Tech Research Group in 2013.
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"In an era where the number of applications is expanding rapidly, and the way in which end users consume and use these applications is evolving, the static nature of traditional ADC architectures hasn't evolved to meet today's complex IT environments," said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of the Stingray Product Family at Riverbed. "At Riverbed, we have revolutionized the ADC market by allowing customers to dynamically deploy an ADC per application. This completely changes the game for app delivery by automating the deployment, licensing and metering of application delivery services to make the concept of ADC-as-a-Service a reality."
According to Info-Tech Research Group, as the ADC market evolves, capabilities that were once cutting-edge are now the default and new functionality has become the differentiator. For example, global server load balancing has become a table-stakes capability and is no longer a solution differentiator. Instead IT decision makers should focus on ADC's that offer appliance clustering for scale and availability and multi-tenancy for application isolation to get the best fit for their ADC-as-a-Service requirements and to avoid an awkward, disjointed solution.
Stingray is a family of application delivery products that provides visibility and control of traffic to and from applications, enabling fast, reliable and secure application delivery to users anywhere from the cloud or datacenter. It is a complete software-based Layer 7 ADC with integrated web content optimization and application firewall that enables companies to deliver optimized and secure application delivery services where and when they are needed in an elastic manner. Riverbed's unique approach automates the deployment, licensing and metering of application delivery services, making possible an "ADC per application" delivery model in which costs for ADC-as-a-Service can be allocated to each client application. This unique approach reduces costs and time to production while enabling rapid change and scale for data center applications.
Stingray is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ (Riverbed APP™), 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.
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