5 Vendors Exploiting Cisco's ADN Downshift


Riverbed Technology

CEO: Jerry M. Kennelly

Riverbed is better known for its WAN optimization market dominance, but it's an increasingly more relevant ADN stakeholder given its recent acquisitions and deeper expansion into areas such as application delivery, Web content optimization and core-to-edge application availability. Riverbed's been pushing the ADN capabilities contained in its Stingray platform and has a trade-out program with what it describes as "financial incentives that provide a TCO advantage compared to ACE or other ADCs on the market." Riverbed is also offering free developer licenses to customers to experiment with Stingray.