Path Selection Delivers Enhanced Control for Acceleration Everywhere
Rapid adoption of cloud applications, rich media and distributed business-critical applications has complicated network traffic delivery. The network is evolving to a hybrid architecture combining the strengths of a highly reliable MPLS network with the ubiquity, price, and speed of the Internet.
With the introduction of path selection in RiOS 8.5, IT organizations can cost effectively deploy and manage complex hybrid networks to deliver greater application reliability and performance to users anywhere. Path selection combined with application identification via deep packet inspection (DPI) enables IT and business units to understand usage and performance down to the specific application type and to dynamically reroute application flows in case of performance degradation. Path selection ensures the right path and service level for each application with no impact to end user experience. With integrated quality of service (QoS) and now path selection, Riverbed WAN optimization solutions provides IT organizations with the ability to control network consumption, prioritizing mission-critical and latency-sensitive applications, while minimizing utilization by recreational traffic.
"As we are delivering a growing mix of centralized and cloud applications to our distributed employees, our WAN is becoming increasingly strained. Riverbed WAN optimization will allow us to successfully move to a hybrid architecture and take advantage of lower cost Internet networks. In the end, we will be able to deliver the performance our end users need, reduce the complexity and burden on the WAN and still maintain control of our IT infrastructure," added Sirois.
New Optimizations for Business-Critical Applications
With this release of RiOS 8.5, Riverbed further strengthens the strategic technology partnerships with Microsoft and NetApp for the benefit of mutual customers.
In RiOS 8.5, Riverbed is introducing new optimizations for business-critical Microsoft applications and environments including SharePoint® 2013, Exchange 2013, Office365® and file sharing applications that utilize the server message block 3 (SMB3) protocol in Windows® 8 and Server 2012 environments. As a result, mutual customers of Microsoft and Riverbed can increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience.
"Microsoft SharePoint is vital to our success and Riverbed WAN optimization has played a critical role in enabling our distributed employees to be productive and collaborative," said
With storage intelligent optimization for NetApp SnapMirror®, IT organizations can now efficiently prioritize and deliver data replication to ensure business continuity and rapid disaster recovery of critical data. Customers can obtain detailed insights into each storage volume and prioritize replication for the most important data sets while avoiding taxing resources on processing data that will see little benefit. Combined with previous optimizations for replication, data protection goals can be more easily met across the enterprise.
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