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Riverbed Announces New SteelApp Features that Make it Easier to Optimize Application Delivery in a Hybrid Enterprise

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Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD) , the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced new capabilities and licensing options for Riverbed(R) SteelCentralTM Services Controller for SteelAppTM, making it easier for companies to solve application performance challenges as they evolve toward a hybrid enterprise model, with a mix of owned applications and cloud-based services. These new capabilities ensure application availability and reduce the costs of hosting an application and its corresponding application delivery infrastructure in any type of environment whether on-premises or in private, public or hybrid clouds.

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The Riverbed SteelApp product family is the #1 virtual ADC for scalable, secure and elastic delivery of enterprise, cloud and e-commerce applications. Riverbed revolutionized the ADC market when it introduced the SteelCentral Services Controller for SteelApp, allowing customers to dynamically deploy an “ADC per application” with ADC-as-a-Service. Riverbed’s unique approach automates the deployment, licensing and metering of application delivery services. With the “ADC per application” delivery model, isolated resources and costs for ADC-as-a-Service can be allocated to each client application, reducing costs and time to production while supporting rapid change and scale for any application.

“The enterprise is going hybrid – transforming into a mix of workloads hosted on-premises and delivered as services from public clouds, with core applications and data running in private data centers and others running in the public cloud or a combination of both. Basic load-balancing has become a minimum standard for ensuring scalable access to web-based applications; but, more functional ADCs are needed in hybrid environments to optimize applications at a more granular level,” said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of Riverbed SteelApp. “SteelCentral Services Controller for SteelApp manages the licensing of instances of SteelApp Traffic Manager, the market-leading virtual ADC, across the hybrid infrastructure, keeping costs down and simplifying manageability.”

New in SteelCentral Services Controller for SteelApp

  • Add advanced features with the flexible, cost-effective option of add-on licensing.
  • Simplify micro instance host upgrades and maintain SLAs with the image upgrade and host migration tools.
  • Ease of deployment with the services controller setup wizard.


SteelCentral Services Controller for SteelApp is generally available today. Customers can find more information on Riverbed SteelCentral Services Controller for SteelApp here: Riverbed. Partners can find more information here: Riverbed Partner. And, a free trial download here: SteelCentral Services Controller for SteelApp.

Riverbed(R) SteelApp

SteelApp 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 web application firewall that enables companies to deliver optimized and secure application delivery services where and when they are needed in an elastic manner.

Riverbed SteelApp is part of the Riverbed Application Performance PlatformTM, the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing, so that business objectives – not technical constraints – drive how applications and data are delivered.

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Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

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