January 24th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
Riverbed Announces “One-click” Cloud Networking Solution For Azure
Today Riverbed Technology announced that its app-defined SD-WAN solution, SteelConnect, now offers an instant, “one-click” provisioning of SD-WAN connectivity into Microsoft Azure cloud networks. Riverbed is also announcing that it has attained Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency. To attain this competency means that Riverbed has demonstrated “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs and distinguished itself within the Microsoft partner ecosystem.
More and more applications are moving to the cloud. While there are multiple benefits to this migration of apps, performance and security are on the top of all companies' minds as they move their applications. According to Riverbed, SteelConnect is able to transform legacy hardware-based approaches to networking with a software-defined and application-centric solution. This transformation can lead to better agility, visibility and performance. SteelConnect gives users an intelligent approach to designing, deploying, and managing distributed networks and is the industry’s first and only SD-WAN solution that ensures seamless performance by unifying and optimizing application delivery across hybrid WANs, remote LANs, and cloud networks. Now with a single click, SteelConnect can deliver automated, secure connectivity to Azure cloud networks.
While roughly only 1% of Microsoft partners are able to achieve gold competency, Riverbed is most likely happy to among them. After completing the needed technical exams as well as demonstrating successful cloud projects that meet performance and technology assessments, Riverbed meets Microsoft’s cloud-first mission and helping customers drive innovation in the digital era. According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
SteelConnect 2.0 is available now.