Riverbed partners with Verizon to deliver enhanced cloud solutions

The two companies will work to deliver an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Bundle solution to support hybrid architecture deployments.

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Riverbed partners with Verizon to deliver enhanced cloud solutions The collaboration will see the delivery of an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Bundle package, which is intended to support hybrid architecture deployments.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  December 8, 2016

Revealed as part of the recent AWS re:Invent 2016 in Las Vegas, Riverbed Technology has entered into a partnership with Verzion Enterprise Solutions, aimed at enhancing network connections to the cloud.

The collaboration will see the delivery of an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Bundle package, which is intended to support hybrid architecture deployments. This allows enterprise end-users to connect branch offices and data centres to AWS environments through optimised network services.

Phil Harris, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Segment Vertical and Strategy at Riverbed, said: "Riverbed has a long history of teaming with service providers such as Verizon to provide highly-scalable networking solutions for our joint enterprise customers."

He added: "Working with cloud services providers like AWS is a natural extension of these solutions and meets the needs of today's hybrid networking environments, allowing businesses to support their digital transformation initiatives."

The rise of hybrid architectures has complicated network traffic and application delivery, and as a result, organisations have made a push into the cloud, to take advantage of the increased capacity and cost economics of Internet broadband.

According to the report IDC: The Business Value of Riverbed SteelHead, 2016, wide area networking optimisation is quickly becoming a critical aspect of hybrid architecture environments.

Shawn Hakl, vice president of networking and innovation, Verizon, said: "With this offering, Verizon and Riverbed are furthering their collaboration to deliver joint solutions that businesses require to realize the full potential of digital transformation through better cost economics, agility and flexibility.

"With our new solution set, enterprises will be able to balance agility, performance, cost and security necessitated by the growth of mobile-to-cloud applications and the Internet of Things."

 

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