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Juniper Networks and Riverbed partner on application acceleration

Technology partnership to develop WAN optimisation, application delivery and mobility

Juniper Networks and Riverbed partner on application acceleration
The deal will allow the companies to expand their markets, says Wolford.

Juniper Networks and Riverbed Technology have announced a technology partnership, to focus on WAN optimisation, application delivery and mobility.

The partnership aims to capitalise on the shifting focus of application acceleration towards convergence between the network and application layers.

Under the deal, Juniper Networks will licence Riverbed's application delivery controller (ADC) technology for approximately $75 million. This technology partnership will enhance Juniper's capabilities in key network domains across the enterprise, including in the data centre, across WANs, and consumer and business devices through new application networking technologies that better manage, scale and optimize any application's use of the network.

The two companies will also work to integrate Riverbed's Steelhead Mobile technology into the Juniper Networks Junos Pulse client to provide a mobile acceleration solution for mobile phones and tablets. The deal will also strengthen both companies application acceleration solution sets.

"We are excited to partner with Riverbed to bring innovative, ground-breaking technologies to our enterprise customers. Riverbed's application acceleration and WAN optimization solutions will complement our strategic focus on delivering high-performance networking infrastructure and further enhance our position in both data center and consumer and business device domains. Our joint efforts with Riverbed will enable us to push the future of application networking," said Bob Muglia, executive vice president, Software Solutions Division, Juniper Networks.

"This multi-faceted partnership will allow us to expand our addressable markets by providing customers with integrated solutions that increase the efficiency of their IT infrastructure. We'll work closely with Juniper to bring solutions to market that impact the performance of the entire enterprise and close the gap between data and the geographically dispersed people accessing that data from all around the world on various platforms," added Eric Wolford, executive vice president and general manager, Products Group, Riverbed.

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