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SAN FRANCISCO—March 26, 2014— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced MTC Australia has deployed components of the Riverbed® Application Performance PlatformTM for its "cloud first" strategy to accelerate the delivery of Office 365, reduce bandwidth consumption and improve network and application performance.
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MTC Australia, a not-for-profit organization, helps people in Australia gain employment, skills training and work experience. With more than 30 locations and over 500 staff, the organization assists approximately 35,000 people annually through training courses, employment services, youth programs and community initiatives. In mid-2013, Branko Ceran joined the organization as CIO and started overhauling its aging infrastructure by implementing a "cloud first" strategy, which included cloud-based Office 365 and Lync, along with other business-critical applications running in MTC Australia's own private cloud. As a result, on-site applications were going to be hosted remotely, which caused concern about network performance.
"We wanted to move everything we could to the cloud and needed to make this move without impacting application performance for employees," said Ceran. "With Riverbed, we have accelerated application delivery up to 300%, resulting in sub-second response times for Office 365, which is located in a datacenter 4,000 miles away. We have also been able to reduce bandwidth upgrade costs by two-thirds."
As a result of moving to the cloud, the company's network traffic increased two to three times, so MTC Australia deployed Riverbed Steelhead, the #1 WAN optimization solution, to accelerate the delivery of applications and eliminate the need to increase bandwidth. To avoid latency issues with cloud solutions, including Office 365 and other business-critical applications, MTC Australia deployed the Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator.
MTC Australia also deployed Riverbed Stingray® Traffic ManagerTM to inspect, prioritize and route application traffic. The #1 virtual application delivery controller (ADC) for scalable, secure and elastic delivery of enterprise, cloud and e-commerce applications
Riverbed Stingray is the only virtual ADC that is software-based with an "ADC per application" delivery model. Together, the Riverbed Steelhead QoS functionality along with Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager ensure that mission-critical Lync Enterprise voice data has priority over other types of traffic.
Riverbed Steelhead and Riverbed Stingray solutions - part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ - were installed nationally across 28 offices and two data centers in less than a month and began providing immediate results. 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.
Riverbed Steelhead is the industry's #1 WAN optimization solution that accelerates the delivery of applications to the branch and from the cloud, and allows IT to prioritize delivery of mission-critical applications over the fastest networks. The only leader in the "Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers" for six years in a row, Steelhead pioneered WAN optimization in 2004 with unique innovations for application and data streamlining across the WAN and Internet to deliver the best end-user experience regardless of location, network or device while dramatically reducing network bandwidth. With Steelhead, SaaS apps can be delivered up to 33x faster while using 97% less bandwidth. As a result, Steelhead has become critical to Microsoft Office 365 deployments with over one million users being accelerated to date.
Riverbed 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 data center. It is a complete software-based Layer 7 application delivery controller (ADC) with integrated web content optimization (WCO) 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.
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