Riverbed acquires Aternity to enhance performance monitoring solutions

Acquisition expands Riverbed’s SteelCentral offerings, providing an end-to-end visibility solution in the market

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Riverbed acquires Aternity to enhance performance monitoring solutions Riverbed's Jerry Kennelly: "Their (Aternity) innovative end user experience monitoring offering perfectly complements and extends our SteelCentral solutions."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 31, 2016

Riverbed Technology has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Aternity, a provider of End User Experience (EUE) and application performance monitoring solutions.

The acquisition will expand Riverbed's SteelCentral performance monitoring solutions with an end user experience offering, and provide Riverbed customers and partners with end-to-end visibility solution- spanning network, application and end user experience performance management.

Riverbed's acquisition of Aternity will deliver to customers' end user experience and device-based monitoring and visibility across all mobile, virtual and desktop devices, and into all applications including cloud/SaaS applications. Riverbed plans to offer Aternity solutions through its partner ecosystem. 

Jerry Kennelly, Riverbed chairman and chief executive officer, said: "Aternity is another exciting and strategic acquisition for Riverbed. Their innovative end user experience monitoring offering perfectly complements and extends our SteelCentral solutions.

"With the increased use of mobile devices, virtual desktop environments and the cloud, the ability to manage end user experience has become more important and complex for IT organisations. With this acquisition, Riverbed and our partners are now uniquely positioned to provide CIOs and businesses with a complete view across networks, applications and end users, all in one solution."

Aternity's technology helps enterprises see the entire user experience for any application running on any device, providing a user-centric, application performance experience vantage point that many of the market's narrow-scope network or application performance monitoring tools lack. By effectively transforming every device - physical, virtual and mobile - into a self-monitoring platform that is user experience aware, enterprises are empowered with user-centric, proactive IT management capabilities that dramatically reduce business disruptions and increase workforce productivity.

This level of insight is increasingly important as enterprises rely on a mix of public and private clouds to gain operational agility, speed up application deployment, and achieve cost savings. The result is a hybrid IT environment in which applications and data are spread across heterogeneous operating systems, multiple data centres and cloud environments such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.

"Enterprises are accelerating their adoption of Hybrid IT environments to improve agility and control infrastructure costs," added Mike Sargent, senior vice president and general manager of the Riverbed SteelCentral Business Unit. "By capturing and analysing how applications and devices perform from the end user's perspective, Aternity offers enterprises the ability to proactively manage these increasingly complex IT environments to drive greater workforce productivity - and this critical capability combined with the power of SteelCentral will arm them with the most powerful and complete performance monitoring solution in the industry."

The acquisition of Aternity is expected to close in August 2016.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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