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Riverbed Cascade solutions enable you to find network and application performance problems earlier and fix them faster.

Riverbed Cascade® solutions enable you to find network and application performance problems earlier and fix them faster.

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IDC: Application-Aware Network Performance and Management

According to IDC, organizations must take a holistic, systems-based approach to network management in order to deliver a reliable, secure, and cost-efficient network experience. IDC provides expert advice on the value of application-aware network performance management and quantifies how the Cascade solution from Riverbed delivers a 519% ROI and payback in less than six months.

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Network Monitoring and TroubleShooting for Dummies

The Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies Book introduces you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and give you a new way of looking at solving them. This perspective allows you to see your network from your users’ point of view, namely, the services and applications they use and their experience with them.

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Troubleshooting Your Network without Breaking the Bank

Riverbed® Cascade® Pilot and Cascade Shark combine sophisticated, end-to-end monitoring with high-speed,high-fidelity packet capture and analysis to deliver comprehensive network performance monitoring and analysis. By continuously recording the packets traversing the network, rich troubleshooting details are always available, accelerating problem isolation and resolution times, and increasing productivity. Download this insightful solution brief to learn more.

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Gartner Report: Vendors in Application Aware Network Performance Management Space

As you upgrade and/or redesign your network, evaluating monitoring tools is really important. Application-aware network performance management (NPM) products provide deep views into apps and use patterns, and user-centric performance views. Network packet broker (NPB) products ease implementation and management of NPM and related technologies.

Download this vendor analysis to learn about the expanding NPM and NPB markets.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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What You Need to Know About Network Performance Management

Choosing the right network performance management tool shouldn’t be so hard, in fact there are pretty simple steps to consider when choosing the right solution. Check out this -What you need to know about Network Performance Management Infographic to learn more.

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Forrester - Application Visibility: The Root Of Good Service Management

New service models, such as cloud computing, demand a closer examination of service management. Through research and hundreds of client discussions each year, Forrester has found that IT professionals require a deeper understanding of the role automated application dependency mapping and visibility plays in service management. This report details the findings of the study. Downlaod this informative paper to learn more.

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Mitigating the Risks of IT Change

Riverbed® Cascade® is an application-aware network performance management solution with built-in application discovery and dependency mapping capabilities. Cascade quickly provides a complete and accurate inventory of the IT environment, including an understanding of how services and their underlying infrastructure impact the business. The result is dramatically shortened project times, reduced costs, and improved efficiencies. Download the whitepaper to learn more.

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EMA - Advanced Visibility into Virtual Data Centers

The growing complexity and abstraction that cloud and virtualization bring makes visibility across the enterprise all that more important. Consequently, any new options and capabilities that can help to shine a light into an otherwise obscured part of the IT architecture are most welcome. In this report EMA reviews Cascade to see how it measures up.

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Case Study - Boston College

In recent years Boston College has experienced rapid growth in data center network complexity. This complexity was driven by the need to provide a high level of fault tolerance to new, multi-tiered applications that had large bandwidth requirements. Read the case study to learn how the university deployed Riverbed Cascade™ to improve application performance management and increase network uptime.

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Case Study - Media Markt

Retail company, Media Markt, deployed Riverbed Cascade® for complete network and application visibility. Media Markt also implemented a WAN optimization solution from Riverbed which reduced backups from hours to minutes. These solutions will enable them to quickly and easily identify and fix problems across its network and scale its backup systems without compromising data backup speeds Learn more.

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Case Study - Pacific Dental Services

Pacific Dental Services’ wide area network supports 250 all-digital dental offices. Using Cascade Network Performance Management, PDS identified a problem that had been costing the company a significant amount of lost revenue and time. Learn more.

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The Importance of Performance Management in Software-defined Networking

Organizations have achieved significant benefit from virtualizing servers and storage environments, and now face the daunting task of deploying new network architectures to keep pace. Riverbed Technology and VMware have joined forces to help address these problems and make it easy to deploy and manage VXLAN overlay networks in highly virtualized data centers. Register to read the full report from The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

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Enabling Ubiquitous Visibility in Virtualized Environments

Enterprises are rapidly adopting virtualization for dynamic service delivery and service management agility. IT challenges already exist in virtual environments and will only be exacerbated with the higher adoption of virtualization. The ability to proactively monitor traffic within these environments is critical for enabling predictable and reliable delivery of applications and for troubleshooting diverse IT infrastructures. Read this white paper to learn more.

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Taking a Bite Out of Network Performance Problems - Solution Brief

Organizations can save significant dollars by improving the day-to-day management of their IT infrastructure. One way to do that is to achieve broad and deep visibility into application performance across the network with Riverbed® Cascade® Pilot and Cascade Shark. Cascade Pilot and Cascade Shark combine sophisticated, end-to-end monitoring with high-speed, high-fidelity packet capture and analysis to deliver comprehensive network performance monitoring and analysis. By continuously recording the packets traversing the network, rich troubleshooting details are always available, accelerating problem isolation and resolution times, and increasing productivity. Download this solution brief to learn more.

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When Is NetFlow Good Enough

As network demands and speeds increase, our ability to monitor capacity, utilization, and detailed information about the traffic on our networks is shifting from primarily a probe-and-polling approach to a balanced approach that includes summarized flow-based data sources, such as Cisco's NetFlow.

Download this report to learn about how best to use flow and packet data sources for comprehensive network visibility.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Perform, Accelerate and Deploy

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Fast Network Troubleshooting with Cascade Shark – We promise this webinar won’t bite.

Did you know that Sharks have the best underwater visibility of any fish? That’s just one of the reasons why Riverbed® Cascade® named their network troubleshooting product Cascade Shark. Like sharks in the wild Cascade Shark is known for its ability to find and devour elusive prey in an ocean of packets by using:
• Streamlined packet capture/analysis
• Accelerated troubleshooting
• Cascade® Pilot® and Wireshark - Shark’s constant companions

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Eye on ROI: Increase Visibility to Increase Your ROI

How can companies realize Business Value and ROI with Application Aware Network Performance Management? Listen to this webinar where Cindy Borovick, Program Vice President for IDC's Enterprise Communications and Datacenter Networks services and Liz Padula from Riverbed Technology, discuss how companies can:
• Reduce IT infrastructure costs
• Optimize IT staff productivity up to 80%
• Minimize network and application downtime

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Jack Demo - Cascade

Many things effect performance: problems with applications, databases, storage, infrastructure, and the network.

WATCH THE VIDEO and see how Jack uses Riverbed® Cascade® products to investigate issues in real time or retroactively and drill down into transaction and packet details to find the exact cause of issues. Jack saves money and easily identifies opportunities for consolidation, virtualization, and optimization.

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"The Cascade solution more than paid for itself in its first use, by solving a problem that had been 'a thorn in the side of the IT department' for a couple of years."
—Jason Irby, Network Administrator, Pacific Dental Services