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Application performance specialist Riverbed Technologies launched its Stingray Services Controller, a new platform for application delivery controller-as-a-service, or ADCaaS.

Riverbed said the new ADCaaS platform can automate the deployment of application delivery services for virtually any network architecture, including software-defined networks. The new platform is being targeted largely at cloud providers and enterprises with private cloud deployments looking for the ability to provision, scale and deploy ADC on an as-needed basis.

Stingray works, Riverbed said, by shaking up the traditional ADC deployment model, whereby a shared ADC infrastructure must support multiple applications. With Stingray, the company said, it's possible to deploy an "ADC per application" model, meaning more agility and higher levels of automation.