Riverbed launches new WAN optimization release

Riverbed Technology, a IT performance company, announced
new features to its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS).

The new system is expected to broaden the company’s
support for enterprise applications. With RiOS 7.0, Riverbed will include
native support for hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) video, User Datagram
Protocol (UDP), and IPv6, and has extended its existing optimizations for
virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Quality of Service (QoS), scale and security enhancements
also provide organizations with greater control over business-critical
applications. This release reinforces the Riverbed commitment to optimize all
types of applications that enterprises care about.

“The increasing adoption of technologies such as
live video, UDP and IPv6 are helping change the way organizations do
business,” said Lucinda (Cindy) Borovick, research vice president for the
enterprise communications and data center networks services at IDC.

In RiOS 7.0 Riverbed has integrated Cascade Shark
functionality into the Steelhead appliance to deliver on-demand packet capture
and analysis, allowing customers to leverage their Steelhead appliance for
branch monitoring and troubleshooting.

“New support for UDP and IPv6 underscore our ongoing
focus on expanding capabilities in RiOS to align with the new IT initiatives
our customers undertake, based directly on our conversations with them. In
addition, as the company with the broadest set of optimizations for the
applications important to enterprises, we will continue to address dynamic applications
and specific use cases such as disaster recovery, VDI and unified
communications and collaboration (UCC),” said Miles Kelly, senior director
of product marketing at

With the enhancements in RiOS 7.0, Riverbed extends its
capabilities to provide organizations with joint solutions for complete video
optimization for live and on-demand content. Riverbed now offers optimization
for delivery of video content with native stream splitting capabilities over

With stream splitting technology, also known as
application layer multicasting, a single video stream can serve a large number
of viewers in a particular location, enabling video scalability for live video,
providing high-quality viewing and freeing more bandwidth across the WAN for
other applications.

For on-demand streaming, customers can combine data
streamlining to store on-demand videos in branch locations, QoS to prioritize
bandwidth utilization, and prepositioning to proactively improve users’ video
experience. These live and on-demand optimization capabilities also leverage
current partnerships with leading video content management solutions providers
such as Polycom, Adobe, Qumu and MediaPlatform.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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