Riverbed WAN Acceleration passes 50% APAC market shareJune 2 - 10am 7
Riverbed Technology today announced its number one Asia Pacific market share ranking for 2010 based on revenue, based on a recently released WAN Optimization Controller market report by Frost & Sullivan.
“Riverbed remained the dominant player in the APAC WAN optimization market in 2010, extending its market share lead in the WAN acceleration category significantly over the other market players,” said Cathy Huang, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
Commenting on the announcement Ian Raper, Riverbed’s ANZ regional director, attributed the success due to an early and continued focus on the cloud market and vertical industries, as well as a push into the managed services market. “In addition we have continued to expand our product portfolio, not only in the WAN optimisation market with new Steelhead products, but also in the cloud storage market (Whitewater) and in the network performance management area (Cascade and CACE),” Raper said.
Riverbed WAN optimization solutions are aimed at enabling organisations to overcome a wide range of IT infrastructure performance bottlenecks. By speeding applications between data centers, remote offices and mobile workers, in some cases by up to 100 times, Riverbed said its Steelhead appliances eliminate the performance barrier for those looking to adopt a cloud-oriented IT delivery model.
“Growing enterprise adoption of strategic initiatives such as virtualisation, consolidation, cloud computing and disaster recovery continues to be a key factor driving customer adoption of Riverbed WAN optimization solutions in the Asia Pacific region,” said John Higgs, senior VP sales in APAC at Riverbed.