Riverbed has announced expanded product capabilities and strong market momentum of Client Accelerator, with nearly 100% sequential growth, as IT organisations look to accelerate business-critical applications and performance of remote employees as increasingly more employees work from anywhere.
Delivered in a software form factor, Client Accelerator extends best-in-class optimisation and acceleration technology all the way down to the end-user – laptops or desktops – eliminating performance problems caused by network congestion, latency and increasingly unpredictable last-mile networks, providing accelerated access to on-prem, IaaS or SaaS-based applications, even in less than ideal user conditions and regardless of location. Client Accelerator reduces network data congestion by up to 99% and offers up to 10x faster and reliable performance for business-critical SaaS apps, on-prem applications and IaaS cloud workloads. As a result, the user experience of business-critical applications significantly improves along with employee productivity.
Client Accelerator features enhancements include added support for scaling up to 200,000 clients per customer instance, new reporting APIs and enhanced integration with Riverbed SaaS Accelerator, which eliminates network inhibitors that impact the user experience of key SaaS apps such as Office 365 and Microsoft Teams Live Events and Stream Video, Salesforce, Box, ServiceNow and more.
“In the continued work from anywhere reality, Client Accelerator offers a path to fast, consistent and available enterprise applications wherever employees do their work,” said Dante Malagrino, Chief Development Officer at Riverbed. “While there was an immediate and significant increase to remote working at the start of the pandemic, we expect to see a long-term shift toward employees increasingly working from anywhere, including hybrid work environments, where employees spend half the time in the office and the rest of the time remote at home, client locations, at cafes or while travelling for business. We’ve experienced significant market momentum and customer demand for Client Accelerator, as IT and business leaders are looking to deliver strong user productivity and performance regardless of where an employee resides.”
By eliminating performance problems caused by network latency, congestion and unpredictable competition for last-mile network access, businesses can move from remote workforce triage to achieving improved customer/client/employee satisfaction, faster time-to-market, increased pipeline/revenue, improved reputation and lower cost/risk to the business. Organisations globally, across all industries, have been deploying Client Accelerator to accelerate the performance of their remote and hybrid workforces.
By using Client Accelerator, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services, provides accelerated access to centralised files and applications to 5,500 employees (in 42 countries and territories) who are working remote from home or at a client location. A 15MB Excel file or 30MB PowerPoint file that previously took minutes to open without Riverbed Client Accelerator now opens in a few seconds. Company-wide, the time savings are significant – if half of ERM’s 5,500 employees open three large files a day and save just one minute each time, ERM gains 137 hours of work time daily, the equivalent of an extra 17 employees year-round.Click below to share this article