Riverbed Updates SteelCentral For Hybrid Enterprises
Riverbed Technology has unveiled its new SteelCentral network performance management (NPM) solutions, which have been designed to provide visibility to applications across the hybrid enterprise.
As more companies move to hybrid environments – using a mix of both public and private networks and a combination of on-premises and cloud-delivered apps – there is a greater demand for tools that enable monitoring across the entire network.
Responding to these demands, Riverbed, the leader in application performance infrastructure, states that its newly updated SteelCentral NPM appliances – NetShark and NetProfiler – will provide faster and more granular views of the performance of both on-premises and cloud applications.
Analyst firm Gartner, Inc. forecasts that there will be 4.9 billion connected “things” in use this year, up 30 per cent from 2014. By 2020 this is expected to reach 25 billion. And as employees add networked devices to the IT environment, each device will add to connection counts and network flows, placing greater strain on the IT department to monitor the network's performance.
Mike Sargent, senior vice president and general manager of SteelCentral at Riverbed, explained: “As enterprises embrace BYOD and modern web, mobile, and SaaS applications, the amount of traffic on the network grows exponentially, so visibility becomes more important than ever.
“With so much business depending on the flawless performance of applications and networks, companies need to prevent outages rather than troubleshoot them and that’s exactly what these faster SteelCentral solutions enable.”
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