Riverbed Chief Scientist To Drive Strategic Discussion on Federal IT Transformation at GTRA Technology Council Meeting
Today, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, announced that its Chief Scientist, Dr. Mark Day, will moderate a keynote panel on transforming IT to support agency missions at the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) Technology Council Meeting. The GTRA Technology Council Meeting takes place June 24-26 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pa., and will bring together executive-level government officials to collaborate and share best practices for architectures and technologies used in Federal IT. Dr. Day will moderate an interactive keynote panel on how government agencies can transform IT to better support their missions. Riverbed® works closely with agencies, providing solutions that enable them to comply with Federal IT initiatives and advance the performance of their IT infrastructure.
Keynote Panel Focus: One of the key challenges facing all Federal IT organizations is making investments in IT and strategies that directly support the agency's mission. Executives from NASA, DISA, and DHS will share their developed and deployed strategies, which are regarded as successful examples of IT supporting the mission. These case study examples will provide insight into issues ranging from how to engage other leaders in the IT process, using cloud, consolidation, and shared service deployments to support the mission.
Dr. Day will lead this keynote panel "IT Transformation as a Catalyst to Support Your Mission" on Tuesday, June 26, at 7:50-8:50 a.m.
To comply with the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and the Cloud First policy, government agencies are consolidating their data centers, developing a cloud environment, and centralizing at least three IT services. As agencies embark on consolidation initiatives, they will likely encounter performance challenges that negatively impact performance of critical applications and the productivity of personnel trying to access services and applications in the cloud and over a wide area network (WAN).
Agencies use Riverbed performance solutions to realize the benefits of cost reduction, resilience, and scalability of IT resources promised by building and migrating to a flexible, high-performance hybrid infrastructure of public and private clouds. As a first step to meeting the IT mandates, government agencies use Riverbed Cascade® application-aware network performance management (NPM) for complete network visibility to quickly map IT assets and applications, and their dependencies, reducing the risk of network outages during consolidation of infrastructure or a migration to the cloud. As a second step, agencies use Riverbed Steelhead products to manage and optimize the network connection and accelerate application performance in the cloud and over the WAN.
The GTRA Technology Council Meeting provides a highly interactive program-for IT leaders from across the government-that includes government case studies, live demonstrations, boardroom meetings, and think tanks. More information on the GTRA Technology Council Meeting is available at http://gtra.org/gtra-events/2012-jun-council-meeting.
More than 17,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize, consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI), application-aware network performance management, application delivery controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup and disaster recovery. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs.
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