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TechValidate Research on Riverbed

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300 Customers Surveyed

2,145 Data Points Collected

77 Published TechFacts

21 Published Charts

44 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


SteelCentral Aternity Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses SteelCentral Aternity:

Aternity gives us visibility into end-user application use and performance, speed up problem resolution time, and helps us resolve issues before they become a significant problem.

Would you recommend SteelCentral Aternity?

Yes, integration with AppInternals provides full end-to-end visibility.

SteelConnect Case Study

Vassil Mitrov, IT Architect, Gildan Activewear Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Gildan Activewear Inc. is based on a July 2018 survey of SteelConnect customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SteelConnect has modernized how we deploy and maintain our networks, saved us time and money, and overall has helped to improve the culture at our organization.”

“We use SteelConnect for cost savings on the links.”

Challenges

  • Looked for an SD WAN solution because of the following IT initiatives:
    • Complex management of hybrid WANs
    • Application performance

Use Case

  • Top purchasing drivers for buying SteelConnect:
    • Ability to offer a comprehensive Riverbed solution with SteelHead and SteelCentral
    • Ability to extend software-defined control across WLAN, WAN, cloud and data center

Results

  • Received the following benefits after deploying SteelConnect:
    • Network cost reductions
    • Improving team efficiency
    • Cloud or on-premise application performance
  • Saw a return on their investment with SteelConnect within 12 – 18 months
  • Reduced their network maintenance by 30-40% since implementing SteelConnect

SteelConnect Customer Research

What are the top purchasing drivers for buying SteelConnect?

Ability to extend software-defined control across WLAN, WAN, cloud and data center
58%
Ability to offer a comprehensive Riverbed solution with SteelHead and SteelCentral
32%
Simple yet powerful policy-based management
32%
Riverbed’s brand and leadership in the digital performance market
26%
Unique integrations with cloud vendors such as AWS, Azure, and Zscaler
26%
Recommendation from technology reseller / managed service provider
5%

SteelCentral Aternity Case Study

Federal Government

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on a July 2018 survey of SteelCentral Aternity customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“SteelCentral Aternity enables us to rapidly diagnose and resolve end-user issues and optimize the productivity of our tech-dependent workforce, benefiting in reduced management, maintenance, and costs.”

“We use it to gain insight into application performance issues related to end-user experience, forecast capacity, and impact to users, troubleshoot slow transactions, replay performance degradation issues, aid in site migration\consolidation analysis.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SteelCentral Aternity:

  • Top purchasing drivers for buying SteelCentral Aternity:
    • Improve application performance
    • Validate the impact of IT change on the end-user experience
    • Establish SLAs based on application performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SteelCentral Aternity that the surveyed organization uses:

  • The following teams use the information from SteelCentral Aternity:
    • Performance monitoring
    • IT Operations

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SteelCentral Aternity:

  • Gained visibility into application performance heterogeneously
  • Saw a return on their investment in SteelCentral Aternity within 9 – 12 months

Riverbed SteelCentral NPM Customer Fact

The Corporation strongly agrees that SteelCentral NPM is vital to solving their company’s day-to-day performance issues.

SteelConnect Customer Research

What are the most prominent benefits you received after deploying SteelConnect?

Agility – faster deployment of changes, new apps, infrastructure and site locations
44%
Network cost reduction
39%
Application performance – cloud or on premise
22%
Team efficiency
17%
Successful cloud (SaaS or IaaS) adoption and migration
11%


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