Riverbed Introduces Application Delivery as a Service
May 8th, 2013 By: John Rath
Riverbed (RVBD) announced a new platform enabling any customer to deliver application delivery controller-as-a-service (ADCaaS) with the Stingray Services Controller. This new product will automate the deployment of application delivery services for any network architecture including software defined networking (SDN).
With the evolving application and data center architectures, workflows, and operations models, an “ADC per application” deployment model is made possible through the Stingray Services Controller. Riverbed’s ADCaaS enabling technology now gives cloud providers and enterprises deploying in the private cloud the ability to automatically provision, deploy, license, meter, and manage their ADC inventory in an as-a-service model.
Stingray Traffic Manager (STM) “micro” instances provide a consumption model for customers deploying ADC services. This eliminates the traditional throughput-based ADC sizing model that forces customers to guess their traffic load and pre-procure ADC capabilities in advance. With the STM “micro” instance, ADC services can now be elastically scaled on demand and right-sized to suit each application in the data center, offering high density, full isolation, and multi-tenancy scaling.
“With the emergence of the virtualized data center, legacy ADCs can be a bottleneck and were starting to be excluded from virtualization strategies and cloud deployments,” said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of the Riverbed Stingray application delivery business unit. “With Stingray Services Controller, customers will have a hyper-elastic ADC platform that can adapt to workload changes. This is a game changer – today we are introducing a software-defined application delivery fabric that enables Layer 7 services on top of any data center architecture.”
“Riverbed’s Stingray Services Controller and the Joyent high-performance cloud will enable our customers to provision, license, and scale ADC services in a very easy, agile, and cost effective way,” said Jason Hoffman, founder and chief technology officer, Joyent. “This ground-breaking, high-performance approach maps to our DNA and will enable us to deploy and manage ADCs in a truly elastic cloud delivery model.”