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  • Data Center Transformation and Its Impact on the Branch
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: IT departments are under pressure to deliver higher-performance services worldwide. To achieve this, they must transform their datacenters using a combination of consolidation, virtualization, and automation in order extend the datacenter's virtual edge to branch offices where services are delivered locally from centrally managed infrastructure. Download to learn about the changing role of branch IT in the age of datacenter transformation.
  • Four Little-Known Ways WAN Optimization Can Benefit Your Organization
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: You know that WAN optimization has evolved into a complete system that optimizes traffic across a broad range of most popular applications while providing deep visibility into performance. However, today's comprehensive solutions can improve just about every major IT initiative. Read this short white paper to learn how next-generation WAN optimization solutions can benefit your organization more than ever before.
  • ESG: Got Clouds? Optimize Application Performance
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: Cloud computing is changing the way applications are architected and consumed. However, as organizations continue to leverage cloud computing technology, they must ensure that application performance is not negatively impacted. Depending on the type of application, and distance from the enterprise, latency and network connections could play a major role in slowing down normal network functions. Fortunately, WAN optimization technologies can help to accelerate application performance and deliver a quality user experience.
  • EMA: Assessing ROI for Mobile Acceleration Clients
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: WAN optimization technology has been an important part of networking for more than ten years, enabling productivity gains and cost savings of magnitudes sufficient to drive it to mainstream status for distributed, network-enabled organizations of all sizes. One important manifestation of this technology is mobile client software that can be installed on individual users' workstations, laptops or tablets, so they can enjoy the benefits of LAN-like network performance wherever they may be working. This paper examines the business case for deploying mobile WAN optimization client software and builds an ROI model based on the experiences of three organizations.
  • ESG: Why IT Performance is Strategic for Data Center Transformations
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: The reality today is that organizations have to transition their data center environments in order to remain competitive in a highly dynamic global market. It will be important to understand that the network will play a critical role in determining the success or failure of this process. Download now to learn more.
  • Preparing Your Infrastructure for the Hyperconvergence Era
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: From cloud computing and virtualization to mobility and unified communications, an array of innovative technologies is transforming today's data centers. And along the way, they're also flooding corporate networks with enormous new torrents of traffic. A wide range of observers agree that data centers are now entering an era of "hyperconvergence" that will raise network traffic levels faster and further than anything the IT world has seen before. Ready or not, a "zettaflood" of data, devices, and users is bearing down. Surviving it will take a new approach to network planning and optimization.
  • Improving Business Value of WAN Optimization
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: Want to achieve faster ROI by deploying a complete WAN optimization solution? Read the latest IDC report entitled "Improving the Business Value of WAN Optimization" to get the facts. You'll discover how WAN optimization can help your business to cut IT costs without compromising performance, gain greater efficiency, and improve end user productivity and overall satisfaction. There are also some key real world case studies
    where current customers have shown real results.
  • Transforming Business Performance with Hybrid Networks
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: Businesses are rapidly adopting virtualization, cloud infrastructure, and SaaS applications broadly across the enterprise to minimize costs and enable seamless collaboration and communication. This is significantly straining the traditional network paradigm. In this white paper, learn how IT organizations combat this challenge to transform network architectures to deliver the right performance and reliability cost-effectively while retaining control.
  • WAN Optimization: They Key to Effective Private Clouds
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: When it comes to cloud computing, WAN optimization isn't an option; it's a necessity. Read this technology brief to learn how addressing network limitations can make the difference between success and failure of a cloud-based system.
  • How WAN Optimization Helps Enterprises Reduce Costs
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: In a recent Gartner survey of IT organizations, respondents cited data growth, system performance, and network congestion as their top three barriers to productivity. Because productivity enhances revenue, businesses are investing in technologies that boost it.  But if it all relies on a network that is being deluged with data, how can IT professionals side-step these issues to increase productivity and reduce costs? Learn more.
  • 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: For the 7th year in a row, Riverbed is in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers. In this report, Gartner presents an overview of the WAN optimization market and its latest trends. Find out what Gartner has to say about the strategic value of WAN optimization solutions and their evaluation of the technology vendors that provide them. Access the complete Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2014.
  • Accelerating the Delivery Microsoft Office 365
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: Many organizations use Office 365's cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer. A congested Internet connection will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Learn how to address these performance issues.
  • Four Little-Known Ways WAN Optimization Can Benefit Your Organization
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: You know that WAN optimization has evolved into a complete system that optimizes traffic across a broad range of most popular applications while providing deep visibility into performance. However, today's comprehensive solutions can improve just about every major IT initiative. Read this short white paper to learn how next-generation WAN optimization solutions can benefit your organization more than ever before.
  • Assessing ROI for Mobile Acceleration Clients
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA) paper examines the business case for deploying mobile WAN optimization client software and builds a Return on Investment (ROI) model based on the experiences that three organizations have had using Riverbed's Steelhead Mobile solution. The results indicate compelling ROI with paybacks that can reasonably be expected in six months or less.
  • The CIO's New Guide to Design of Global IT Infrastructure
    Source: Riverbed Technology
    White Paper: Is it possible to eliminate the impact of distance? This paper explores the 5 key principles successful CIO's are using to redesign IT infrastructure of any size. Learn how to be prepared to adapt your environment in a way that supports distributed employees, anytime anywhere collaboration and the need for business continuity during a disaster.

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