Application performance solutions provider Riverbed Technology expands offerings

Infotech Lead Asia: Riverbed Technology, a provider of application performance solutions, is expanding its solutions to enterprises.

As part of the expansion of offerings to enterprises, the company launched Riverbed OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5, a unified application performance management (APM) suite that provides visibility into the performance of multi-tier applications.

The new features in OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5 combine to give complete visibility into the performance of applications, from the browser to backend databases.

With the introduction of OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5, application support, development, and QA teams have complete and coordinated visibility into application performance and can detect issues before they impact the business.

In addition, enterprises deploying OPNET AppInternals Xpert 8.5 can take advantage of other Riverbed technologies, including Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager, to gain added visibility into end user experiences.

Meanwhile, Riverbed also announced that users of Riverbed  OPNET AppInternals Xpert can apply big data collection and analysis techniques to application performance management.

Big data techniques offer application support, developer, and QA teams deep insight into the end-user experience, speeding problem diagnosis, increasing IT efficiency, and improving application service levels.

Alain Cohen, chief technology officer, Riverbed Performance Management, said: “The full potential of application performance management lies in exploiting the information that resides in large volumes of detailed data about transaction performance and behavior.”

In addition, the company added new capabilities for end-user experience monitoring with the integration of Riverbed OPNET AppResponse Xpert BrowserMetrix and Stingray Traffic Manager application delivery controller (ADC) solutions.

This integration allows developers and application support teams to simplify and automate the process of gaining visibility into end-user experiences without modifying the application or deploying additional agents. This integration was made possible by Riverbed’s recent acquisition of OPNET Technologies.

Gartner says that as applications are consumed with different types of devices and via different types of connectivity, the monitoring of end-user experiences is critical to gauging the satisfaction of the delivery of the application to the user.

According to the report, content optimization technologies should automatically profile and analyze the device being used and apply specific optimization techniques for the device. The report also notes that increasing infrastructure complexity demands automated monitoring and managing of infrastructures to provide reliable application delivery.

The integration of Riverbed’s application performance management (APM) and ADC solutions automates the process of deploying and managing end-user experience (EUE) monitoring.

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