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Program to facilitate a partner ecosystem that creates integrated solutions to deliver and manage applications and data in a global, hybrid enterprise world

Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, launched at Riverbed FORCE 2014, l the Riverbed-ReadyTMTechnology Alliance program with 17 charter program members. The new program offers technology partners the opportunity to bring new capabilities to Riverbed customers, expand the value and impact of Riverbed solutions in specific industries and markets, and help customers master the technical challenges of the hybrid enterprise. By integrating Riverbed products with their own solutions, partners leverage Riverbed’s advanced technologies and market-leading products to enhance their competitive advantage. Partners can assure customers that their Riverbed-Ready solutions are tested, verified, and supported.

The program framework enables partners to extend the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, the most complete platform for analysing, diagnosing, and resolving application, network, and end-user performance issues anywhere in the hybrid enterprise. Together, Riverbed and its partners are providing end-to-end solutions that provide deep visibility and control to inspect, direct, and protect workloads across the hybrid enterprise. Riverbed-Ready partners will focus in areas such as security, cloud and virtualization, business applications, network performance management, application performance management, networking, and storage. Partners can leverage Riverbed open APIs and additional development tools to help with customization, integration, and automation.

“The new Riverbed-Ready program enhances our ability to offer integrated solutions that create new revenue opportunities for our Riverbed-Ready partners and deliver comprehensive tested and validated solutions to our joint customers,” said Katie Colbert, vice president, global technology alliances at Riverbed.

“As a Riverbed-Ready Technology Alliance partner, we have collaborated to develop an integrated solution that provides cost-effective, application-aware network and application performance management, monitoring and visibility for the hybrid enterprise where people, apps and data are everywhere,” said Ed Chapman, vice president of Business Development and Alliances at Arista, a Platinum-level Riverbed-Ready member. “With Arista and Riverbed, customers get a joint-tested solution that works as expected.“

Riverbed Application Performance Platform product families include: Riverbed® SteelCentral™ for end-to-end visibility, analytics, and diagnostics across the hybrid enterprise; Riverbed® SteelHead™ to optimize and control application delivery throughout the hybrid enterprise; Riverbed® SteelFusion™ to consolidate branch infrastructure in the data center and optimize delivery of apps/data to branches; and Riverbed® SteelApp™ to optimize application delivery and load balancing in hybrid cloud environments.

Riverbed FORCE 2014

Riverbed FORCE 2014, November 3 – 6 at the San Jose Convention Center, gathers global IT leaders and industry pioneers to focus on The Hybrid Enterprise: How to Make Yours Perform at Its Peak FORCE offers attendees thought-provoking General Session keynotes from industry experts; free technical certification testing; a Riverbed-Ready Technology Partner Pavilion; and 80 hands‑on labs and technical sessions that deliver in-depth training with hybrid architectures and solutions in performance management, WAN optimization, branch converged infrastructure and application delivery. More than 1,000 customers, technology partners and industry and Riverbed technology experts are expected at this premier event.  Learn more at www.riverbedforce.com.

About Riverbed

Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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