CenterPoint Properties Deploys Riverbed's Application Performance Platform

By CIOReview | Thursday, August 13, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Riverbed Technology – a provider of application performance infrastructure –provides Riverbed Application Performance Platform (APP) to CenterPoint Properties, a real estate company, to support the company’s cloud-based IT environment.

The Riverbed Application Performance Platform is a set of integrated software solutions that give companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business. It ensures flawless delivery of apps to better leverage global resources, reduction of cost of running business, and maximization of employee productivity.

The Riverbed APP offers: application-specific visibility and control into application performance; deployment of appliances, software, and cloud; and acceleration and delivery optimizations that to centralize and converge IT infrastructure, or move applications to the cloud, for lower total cost of ownership.

Riverbed SteelHead provides increased visibility into cloud-based application performance and end-user experience.  The SteelCentral product family is a performance management and control suite that combines user experience, application, and network performance management to provide the visibility needed to diagnose and cure issues before end users identifies a problem.

By leveraging Riverbeds SteelHead SaaS, CenterPoint Properties has witnessed reduction in Office 365 traffic on its network by 63 percent, improving end user productivity. The company also uses Riverbed SteelHead and Riverbed SteelCentral network performance management (NPM) solutions for visibility, optimization, and control of its cloud applications and multi-networked environment.

“We have a standard set-up for each of the offices now. Every office gets a managed router from AT&T and a SteelHead appliance, so it has immediate traffic optimization. We don't wait. We just build that into the cost of every office. Our IT organization isn’t that big, having our own datacenter is not our core business, and Riverbed has helped us feel bigger, move faster, and be more agile. We find using the cloud for access anywhere, anytime better fits our model,” said Beverly Maestas, VP of Technology Operations, CenterPoint Properties.