Riverbed Technology has announced that the Riverbed Stingray product family has been positioned by Gartner as the only vendor in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2013 “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)” report.
Businesses and service providers face growing challenges in delivering reliable application performance for websites, portals and cloud applications across today’s complex and global IT environments. The Application Delivery Controller is “a key component within enterprise data centre architectures,” states the report, because it “effectively bridges the gap between the application and traditional packet-based network technologies.” By bridging this gap, ADCs “provide asymmetric functions that optimise enterprise applications as they are delivered to users across various internal and external networks and access methods.”
“Riverbed is proud to be recognised again as a visionary in the ADC market,” said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of the Stingray application delivery business unit at Riverbed. “Since we launched the Stingray product suite, we’ve focused on technology and business transformation for customers that harness the power of virtualised datacenters and the cloud. Our innovative hyper-elastic application delivery platform is an important step to give IT localised control on a global scale.”