Riverbed Technology announced that it has closed its acquisition of OPNET Technologies. The Riverbed Cascade business unit and OPNET will be combined into the new Riverbed Performance Management business unit and will be led by General Manager Paul Brady.
The OPNET acquisition builds on Riverbed’s heritage and experience in delivering solutions that improve the performance of technology for business. OPNET has built its success on application performance management (APM). By combining APM with leading-edge network performance management (NPM), Riverbed is now able to offer customers performance management solutions that diagnose both application and infrastructure issues. Whether the problem is server, application, or network-based; in a virtual, physical or cloud infrastructure; or, using mobile or fixed clients, Riverbed performance management solutions will help application and infrastructure teams identify the problem and deliver actionable insight for solving the issue.
“Customer satisfaction, employee productivity, business agility, and the bottom line all hinge on business-critical applications working as expected,” said Philippe Elie, Director, Business Operations EMEA at Riverbed. “The application and the underlying infrastructure on which it runs are tightly coupled, but previously were managed in fragmented technology silos. Through the OPNET acquisition, Riverbed is the only company that provides customers with the solutions needed to manage and optimize all aspects of both application and network performance in a single portfolio of products, ensuring high performance, very fast problem resolution, and an enhanced end-user experience.”