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Riverbed Improves Application Performance by 80% at the International Union for Conservation of Nature
[September 12, 2017]

Riverbed Improves Application Performance by 80% at the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Riverbed (News - Alert) Technology, today announced that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world's largest and most diverse environmental network, is using Riverbed® solutions to deliver efficient network and business operations in some of the world's most challenging locations. IUCN reports that, in the year since the solutions were deployed, Riverbed SteelCentral, Riverbed SteelFusion and Riverbed SteelHead, key components of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, have enabled IUCN to send 450% more data using the same bandwidth and improve application performance by 80%.

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IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Its most high profile projects include the Bonn Challenge, a global forest reforestation effort, The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, and Mangroves for the Future, an initiative to build the resilience of coastal communities in Asia against tsunamis and other disasters. IUCN operates in different regions across the world, and wanted to centralize its operations, with a longer-term goal of digitizing the entire organization.

"IUCN has offices in more than 50 countries around the world and a fast and reliable connection between them is paramount, yet we were relying on each location to arrange its connection to the Internet," said Francois Jolles, CIO, IUCN. "A new infrastructure will greatly improve the way different IUCN teams - including those located in the most remote areas - can access our global applications and collaborate with one another."

IUCN turned to Riverbed to address their network challenges. Everything started with end-to-end visibility using Riverbed SteelCentral to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot IUCN's global network. Riverbed SteelFusion addressed IUCN's remote office IT infrastructure to centralize 100% of edge data from the 15 largest offices to the organisation's datacenter, ensuring instant application provisioning and data recovery. IUCN also used Riverbed SteelHead for WAN optimization to improve local application performance.

"We've demonstrated that the strategy of globalization and digitization is working," said Jolles. "The improvements are clear - an 80% improvement in application response times, 4.5 times more data through the same bandwidth, and data center replication times cut from 24 hours to less than an hour. We've removed the need for local back-ups - all data is nowstored centrally, and we have the network infrastructure to support the creation of new applications."

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Riverbed is delivering solutions to help companies transition from legacy hardware to a new software-defined and cloud-centric approach to networking, and improve end user experience, allowing enterprises' digital transformation initiatives to reach their full potential. Riverbed's integrated platform delivers the agility, visibility, and performance businesses need to be successful in a cloud and digital world. By leveraging Riverbed's platform, organizations can deliver apps, data, and services from any public, private, or hybrid cloud across any network to any end-point.

Riverbed 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 notice a problem, call the help desk, or jump to another web site out of frustration. Riverbed SteelFusion™ enables a software-defined edge by bringing together best-of-breed virtualization, intelligent storage caching, and industry-leading WAN optimization into a single hyper-converged infrastructure solution that meets both the needs of the enterprise as well as the needs of branch employees for high-performing applications that simply work so they can do their jobs. Riverbed SteelHead™ is the industry's #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery and peak performance of applications across the software-defined WAN.

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