Riverbed eCDN Accelerator Released
March 22, 2022
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Riverbed | Aternity announced Riverbed eCDN Accelerator, a new enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) solution that vastly improves video performance and availability on an enterprise scale.

Riverbed eCDN Acceleration is now integrated with leading live video applications Microsoft Teams and Stream, video event platforms like ON24 and video on demand platforms that include Brightcove, Kaltura and Qumu. Riverbed eCDN joins the industry’s leading acceleration portfolio – which already speeds the delivery of any application over any network to users, anywhere by up to 33X.

The new norm is hybrid, and hybrid workstyles and workspaces are core to the distributed enterprise. The network has also grown more distributed in recent years, with an even greater reliance on cloud and SaaS delivered apps and video. While this hybrid and distributed model results in many benefits for the digital enterprise, it also creates greater challenges for ensuring productivity and providing a seamless and consistent end-to-end digital experience.

Riverbed’s one-of-a-kind portfolio of acceleration software already enables remote, mobile, and on-prem workers to leverage the full power of their apps running across Cloud, SaaS, Internet and MPLS networks at peak speeds with up to:

- 50X faster cloud to data center flows
- 10X faster SaaS apps (M365, Box, Salesforce, etc.)
- 33X faster application performance (Oracle, SAP, etc.)
- 75X faster downloads (SharePoint, etc.)
- With up to 99% bandwidth reduction

“We’re now delivering the same value for video, which is critical for today’s hybrid and digital enterprise. Video is one of the fastest growing network bandwidth consumers across the enterprise, and we’re thrilled to add eCDN Accelerator to broaden our acceleration portfolio at such a critical time for our customers. With the pandemic, organizations are holding a growing number of smaller video meetings and check-ins in addition to the traditional large internal video meetings such as All Hands, Town Halls and Trainings. eCDN Accelerator enables all of these organizations to reach their entire workforce, removing technical barriers and improving productivity to help employees and the enterprise reach their goals,” said John Antanaitis, Vice President, Product Marketing for Acceleration Solutions at Riverbed | Aternity.

The new Riverbed eCDN Acceleration delivers corporate video to office and remote workers up to 70% faster while reducing up to 99% of the bandwidth consumption normally required by video apps. This is an important performance boost, as slow and unreliable applications and poor video quality were noted by 32% and 29% of business leaders, respectively, as impacting hybrid work efforts according to the Riverbed | Aternity Hybrid Work Global Survey. The survey of 1,500 global business leaders provides insights into the current state of hybrid working, highlighting key investment areas, such as application/network acceleration and visibility and observability solutions, needed to create a high-performing hybrid workplace.

Riverbed eCDN Acceleration provides optimized delivery of bandwidth-intensive content such as live and on-demand video. Content delivery bottlenecks are removed, and bandwidth is saved by intelligently managing how content is distributed to devices on the corporate network. eCDN Acceleration is offered with both agent-based and no-touch, browser-based delivery options for the flexibility to handle the uniqueness of each network and the delivery needs of each user.

“Riverbed has a proven track record of delivering effective acceleration solutions as validated by ESG labs to enable hybrid and remote workers. As more organizations begin their safe return to office, Riverbed is now expanding its portfolio to ensure optimized experiences when viewing live or streaming video across company networks. The addition of Riverbed’s eCDN solution to its acceleration portfolio will provide consistently positive experiences regardless of location,” stated Bob Laliberte, Principal Analyst at ESG.”

The company also recently released updates to several of its market leading optimization and acceleration products.

- For distributed enterprises that still have a strong need for accelerating traffic across their global infrastructure, Riverbed SteelHead Interceptor meets the needs of increased capacity and high availability by extending the benefits of SteelHead WAN acceleration to larger, 100G networks.

- For organizations that are migrating apps and payloads to the cloud, Riverbed Virtual SteelHead expands the reach and interoperability of acceleration by supporting additional cloud and distributed network infrastructures. Nutanix and Cisco CVIM support are being added to existing IaaS options including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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