Riverbed Recognized as Sole "Visionary" in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Riverbed Stingray Recognized for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

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Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, announced today that the Riverbed® Stingray® product family has been positioned by Gartner as the only vendor in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2013 "Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)" report. The entire report, authored by Mark Fabbi, Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch and Andrew Lerner, and published on October 30, 2013, can be viewed at: http://rvbd.ly/....

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Businesses and service providers face growing challenges in delivering reliable application performance for websites, portals and cloud applications across today's complex and global IT environments. The Application Delivery Controller is "a key component within enterprise data center architectures," states the report, because it "effectively bridges the gap between the application and traditional packet-based network technologies." By bridging this gap, ADCs "provide asymmetric functions that optimize enterprise applications as they are delivered to users across various internal and external networks and access methods."

Riverbed's Stingray family of products is designed to provide visibility and control of traffic to and from applications. With a comprehensive set of application delivery technologies, Stingray allows customers to create, manage and deliver Layer 7 services faster, cheaper, with greater control and the best possible user experience. Typically, ADCs are deployed in a model of "one application per ADC box" or as part of a shared ADC infrastructure supporting the demands of multiple applications. 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.

"Riverbed is proud to be recognized again as a visionary in the ADC market," said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of the Stingray application delivery business unit at Riverbed. "Since we launched the Stingray product suite, we've focused on technology and business transformation for customers that harness the power of virtualized datacenters and the cloud. Our innovative hyper-elastic application delivery platform is an important step to give IT localized control on a global scale."

More than 23,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, with solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. Riverbed solutions span WAN optimization, storage delivery, application-aware network performance management, application performance management, application delivery controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection. With the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed helps increase productivity and efficiency, improve business resilience, and control costs.

Additional Resources
- Stingray product page: http://rvbd.ly/HAaql7
- Case study: GreatSchools: Front-end engineering team gains 3 to 5 more weeks per quarter for developing new content: http://rvbd.ly/HKjcfM
- White paper: Traffic Valuation and Prioritization with Stingray (registration required): http://rvbd.ly/HAazoC
- Video: Stingray Services Controller: http://rvbd.ly/HAb6aa
- Blog post: Introducing Stingray 9: http://rvbd.ly/1dOrdvQ

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