According to Riverbed, traditional WAN architectures are failing.
Many apps have moved from on-premises data centers to the cloud, making it harder to guarantee app performance. Modern applications are encrypted end to end. And coupled with the rise of shadow IT, it’s hard to even know what apps are running on your network.
Worse, bandwidth-intensive apps demand more and more WAN capacity, which can strain budgets. Deploying internet broadband based capacity can help reduce or defer the total cost of WAN bandwidth, but the result is create a complex, fragile insecure network that is costly to manage.
Riverbed posits that it’s time for a new WAN architecture. One agile enough to react to ever changing business needs. One that is optimized to deliver superior performance for all applications across the hybrid enterprise. One that is easier and less expensive to deploy and operate.