Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP has chosen Riverbed® SteelCentral™ solutions, including SteelCentral™ AppResponse, SteelCentral™ Transaction Analyzer, and SteelCentral™ Packet Analyzer.
San Francisco—July 22, 2015— This new deployment is part of The Group's APM strategy and will aid in optimizing the performance of mission critical SaaS applications and websites, in order to deliver an unparalleled experience for luxury fashion customers worldwide. With SteelCentral solutions, The Group gains a central view of its network traffic, enabling the technology team to detect, analyze, and swiftly resolve any performance related issues. Riverbed's solutions will also address previous gaps on the physical network and protocol aspects.
THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP is built on a foundation of technology innovation and operates a hybrid IT infrastructure. This includes product and order management, and warehouse logistics all deployed in multiple data centers, and accessed by staff from various locations. The Group sought to ensure that the platform could be integrated simply into the existing infrastructure so that every member of the technology team, from the CTO to system engineers, has access to the data they need, whenever they need it.
"We needed a solution to replace our current processes, provide us with insightful instrumentation, and increase collaboration across teams so that when network performance issues arise, they can be resolved faster than ever," explained Simon Fotakis, Global Network Operations Manager at THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP. "It was crucial to deploy a solution that could provide us with a consolidated view, something that became evident from Riverbed's very successful proof-of-concept."
Riverbed SteelCentral and the Riverbed Application Performance PlatformTM
The Riverbed SteelCentral product family is a performance management and control 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, or jump to another web site out of frustration. Riverbed SteelCentral is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, a complete platform that gives CIOs end-to-end visibility, optimization and control across an entire enterprise. The Riverbed Professional Services team, with their extensive expertise in providing consulting services, is helping to roll out the solution for THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP.
About THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP
THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP has been creating the future of fashion since 2000. The pioneering multi-brand retailer, media and publishing group is constantly innovating to offer the best experience for its customers, its brand partners and its global monthly audience of 9 million luxury consumers. The Group encompasses NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world's premiere luxury fashion retailer, THE OUTNET.COM, the most fashionable fashion outlet, and
MR PORTER.COM, the online destination for men's style. NET-A-PORTER powers three shoppable media platforms created to meet the needs of fashion consumers worldwide: the weekly digital magazine THE EDIT and PORTER Magazine, the game-changing global luxury fashion magazine, which combines the intimacy of print with a state-of-the-art digital shopping experience and The NET SET, the world's first shoppable social media platform.
With a team of over 2,500 people across London, New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai,
THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP champions innovation and offers an unparalleled experience for the global luxury fashion consumer with unique editorial content, translated and shoppable across multiple platforms, an authoritative multi-brand curation of the best fashion in the world, though partnerships with over 165 of the world's best fashion brands, same day delivery in Manhattan, London and Hong Kong, next day delivery to 172 countries across the globe, and dedicated 24 hour customer service.