Riverbed Unveils Solution to Accelerate Performance of SaaS Applications

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Network technology company Riverbed has launched a new solution that would significantly accelerate the performance of leading SaaS apps, such as Office 365, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Box, “by up to 10 times.” The solution is called Riverbed SaaS Accelerator and allows companies to directly measure, monitor and accelerate the performance of SaaS-based enterprise apps.

Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) are promising service flexibility, agility, and improved performance and user experience. By 2020, companies would move as much as 80% of their applications into this environment, according to the 2019 Annual SaaS Trends Report by Blissfully, yet companies are falling short of delivering on this promise with 73% reporting that they are experiencing poor SaaS performance on a monthly basis while 90% indicate that this performance degradation impacts their business.

For enterprises with a distributed workforce, or where today’s users are accessing applications on demand from branch offices, airports, client sites and coffee shops, and are often located far from SaaS servers, the new Riverbed SaaS Accelerator solution would significantly improve user experience and business outcomes by eliminating performance gaps and disruptions that interfere with an employee’s ability to stay connected, satisfied and productive.

Proactively App Acceleration

Dante Malagrino
“Riverbed’s new product release is targeted to address specific challenges organizations are facing and in assuring cloud and SaaS performance,” said Dante Malagrino, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit.

“Companies today are in varying stages of digital transformation, even within their own businesses,” said Dante Malagrino, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. “Riverbed’s new release is targeted to address specific challenges organizations are facing in their digital journeys and in assuring cloud and SaaS performance. Riverbed’s ability to measure and monitor app performance and user experience, and proactively accelerate SaaS and cloud-based applications to anyone, anywhere, regardless of location, is unique in the industry.”

As a cloud-based solution, Riverbed SaaS Accelerator enables organizations to turn up the service within minutes so they would be able to benefit immediately from improved performance, while Riverbed SD-WAN customers would benefit from one-click provisioning using the Riverbed SD-WAN management console.

Additionally, existing Riverbed SteelHead appliance and SteelHead Mobile customers can leverage their current investment when they deploy SaaS Accelerator, for a comprehensive solution that extends from the end user device through the network to the SaaS application. And for organizations with a security posture that requires all SaaS traffic be backhauled through a corporate data center, the introduction of Riverbed SaaS Accelerator enables those companies to maintain that approach while eliminating the latency challenges that can often hinder productivity for mobile and remote employees.

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