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Software Strategies for the Digital Business: The Importance of APM for DevOps and Continuous Delivery
By Riverbed | 26/7/2017

DevOps is critical to accelerating digital business success. Research studies over the past several years consistently back this up, revealing benefits such as improved service delivery, increased customer satisfaction, and significant revenue growth.

At the same time, DevOps practices are no longer bound to software deployment only, as many of today’s most successful companies are taking a lifecycle approach. As part of this lifecycle, application performance management (APM) toolsets are becoming essential elements supporting modern delivery practices.

Read this white paper from EMA to explore:

• The top application delivery capabilities for the modern software lifecycle

• How APM solutions support DevOps and Continuous Delivery by providing key capabilities other tools lack

• Why Riverbed has one of the few APM solutions that supports the unique needs of today’s digital businesses

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DevOps/Continuous Delivery Tooling: Launchpad for the Digital Enterprise
By Riverbed | 26/7/2017

The digital economy is characterised by a rapidly changing and fast-moving business climate. This “need for speed” has revolutionised application and software delivery, where DevOps and Continuous Delivery have become core competencies.

However, yesterday’s toolsets and practices—which relied heavily on human expertise and manual processes—are no longer viable. At the same time, developing and supporting modern applications requires collaborative decision-making supported by a new level of cross-functional skills, knowledge, and judgement.

Read this report from EMA to explore:

• The business impact of optimising DevOps and Continuous Delivery in “real-world” IT

• Primary DevOps and Continuous Delivery challenges and strategies for solving them

• How tools, such as APM solutions, can address common gaps

• Input from highly effective organisations on blueprints for success

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Digital Businesses Need to Rethink Their Network Strategies
By Riverbed | 26/7/2017

The network plays a fundamental role in enabling the shift to digital. But it simply cannot fulfill this function while it is hardware-bound and hard-coded.

The network must become cloudlike to enable delivery of dynamic, rich digital services quickly and easily. This means shifting away from old approaches that require configuration of individual boxes to an approach that is software-defined, based on policy and orchestration. It’s time for SD-WAN.

Read this ZK Research white paper to:

• Understand the challenge with traditional networks

• Chart a path to SD-WAN

• Learn what to look for in SD-WAN vendors.

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Devising a Cloud Strategy that Doesn’t Cast a Shadow on App Performance
By Riverbed | 7/8/2016

Whether you’re moving to the cloud, or are already there and are trying to figure out a better way to do the cloud, the question becomes is there a way to utilize the cloud that ensures the highest level of performance possible? Learn how to devise a Cloud Strategy that Doesn’t Cast a Shadow on App Performance.

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Application Performance Optimization: Tackling the Challenges of a Remote and Mobile Workforce
By Riverbed | 7/8/2016

More than half of today’s enterprise workforce transitions between the office and working remotely. Supporting this increasingly remote and mobile workforce puts significant pressure on IT teams to deliver seamless connectivity and superior application performance to any location. Learn how you can boost productivity and improve both employee and customer experiences by improving application performance to the edge of the enterprise in this white paper.

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IDG: Securing Edge Data at the Center
By Riverbed | 7/8/2016

Even as enterprises focus relentlessly on consolidation of data centers, they continue to aggressively expand the roles and numbers of branch offices, often located in remote locations that are difficult to support and protect. That poses the issue of how to protect data on the edge of the network, which may be subject to a variety of risks. Data centers are built to secure systems and data, and to help ensure business continuity and recovery after interruptions and disasters. Remote offices, on the other hand, generally lack the protections and defenses typically employed by data centers to keep out the unwanted and those who intend to steal or otherwise harm an organization’s data.

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Exploring VDI Architectures to Keep Both the Business and IT Agile
By Riverbed | 7/8/2016

In this whitepaper, we’ll take a look at VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) through the lens of an IT administrator as he takes a day to explore the benefits and challenges of traditional VDI solutions. As the IT administrator does his research, we’ll also explore the architectural case for different types of solutions for addressing VDI, while he seeks out the ultimate VDI nirvana: an architecture that satisfies the benefits without sacrificing end-user experience and productivity—keeping both the business and IT, agile.

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Optimizing the Software-Defined Wide Area Network
By Riverbed | 7/8/2016

In an era of business that demands unrivaled agility, most organizations are stuck on networks that are still hardware-bound, router-heavy, and hard-coded. Fortunately, the software-defined movement is ushering in a whole new way to manage enterprise WANs. Read this white paper from CIO.com and Riverbed to explore the business drivers behind SD-WAN. See what benefits SD-WAN can deliver your organization, and gain some insights into overcoming the potential obstacles of adopting an SD-WAN to unlock its full potential.

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The Future of the WAN is Software-Defined
By Riverbed | 7/8/2016

IT leaders are adopting hybrid WAN topologies to increase capacity and reliability while balancing cost and performance requirements. However, these hybrid architectures are often too complex, rigid, and fragile. As a result, many organizations are challenging the status quo of traditional networking. Read this Technology Adoption Profile from Forrester to learn why 90% of network managers are looking to evolve their WAN, and see why new approaches such as SD-WAN are required to compete in today's digital age.

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Enterprise Management Associates: Network Management Megatrends 2016
By Riverbed | 7/8/2016

This Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) research summary, sponsored by Riverbed®, highlights some of the key findings of EMA’s landmark report, “Network Management Megatrends 2016: Managing Networks in the Era of the Internet of Things, Hybrid Cloud, and Advanced Network Analytics.” It examines several major areas of change and evolution affecting network management. These “megatrends” include hybrid cloud networking, the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced network analytics, network management outsourcing, and network management tool consolidation.

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