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WAN optimization vendor Riverbed Technology on Tuesday launched the Riverbed-Ready Technology Alliance.
The program lets partners use the Riverbed Application Performance Platform – which allows for analysis, diagnosis and resolution of application, network and other performance problems in the hybrid enterprise – as a starting point. Riverbed-Ready partners then can use the company’s open APIs and other development tools to build customized resources for end users.
The idea is to give partners the tools to tie Riverbed products into their own platforms, creating competitive advantage. All Riverbed-Ready products are tested, verified and supported.
Riverbed-Ready partners will focus in areas including security, cloud and virtualization, business applications, network performance management, application performance management, networking, and storage.
Some of Riverbed-Ready’s 17 charter members include Cloudian, APCON, Cyphort, Arista and Anuta Networks.