Riverbed launched the SaaS Accelerator, a new solution that significantly accelerates the performance of leading SaaS apps, such as O365, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Box, by up to 10 times. When SaaS Accelerator is combined with End User Experience Monitoring,organizations can for the first time directly measure and monitor in real time the performance of SaaS-based enterprise applications, and then effortlessly accelerate performance with SaaS Accelerator.By 2020, companies will move as much as 80% of their applications into this environment, yet companies are falling short of delivering on this promise with 73% reporting that they are experiencing poor SaaS performance on a monthly basis and 90% indicating that this performance degradation impacts their business. By dramatically improving the performance of critical SaaS applications, globally distributed organizations can radically accelerate time to market, increase competitiveness and drive revenue growth.
As a cloud-based solution, SaaS Accelerator enables organizations to turn up the service within minutes so they can benefit immediately from improved performance, and Riverbed SD-WAN customers benefit from one-click provisioning using the Riverbed SD-WAN management console. Additionally, existing SteelHead appliance and SteelHead Mobile customers can leverage their current investment when they deploy SaaS Accelerator, for a comprehensive solution that extends from the end user device through the network to the SaaS application. And for organizations with a security posture that requires all SaaS traffic be backhauled through a corporate data center, the introduction of Riverbed SaaS Accelerator enables those companies to maintain that approach while eliminating the latency challenges that can often hinder productivity for mobile and remote employees.
“Companies today are in varying stages of digital transformation, even within their own businesses. Riverbed’s new release is targeted to address specific challenges organizations are facing in their digital journeys and in assuring cloud and SaaS performance,” said Dante Malagrino, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. “Riverbed’s ability to measure and monitor app performance and user experience, and proactively accelerate SaaS and cloud-based applications to anyone, anywhere, regardless of location, is unique in the industry.”