Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, announced that Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals 10 is now Microsoft Azure Certified. SteelCentral AppInternals 10 provides the most complete, real-time analytics to improve performance, optimise user experience, and measure the business impact of any application, including cloud-based apps.
This gives IT professionals, application developers, and business managers the ability to monitor user experience and performance of applications deployed in Azure, along with the underlying infrastructure, to immediately expose and diagnose bottlenecks for fast resolution and minimal adverse business impact. An initial launch partner of the Microsoft Azure Certified program with Riverbed SteelHead in 2014, Riverbed further expands its strategic partnership with Microsoft by bringing SteelCentral AppInternals to the Azure Marketplace.

According to Gartner, global spending on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is expected to reach almost $16.5 billion in 2015, and managing Azure workloads will become increasingly important to ensure companies realize the full benefits of the cloud. With today’s distributed applications running in complex, hybrid IT environments, enterprises need to ensure optimal application performance and consistency down to the application code-level, which is critical for end-user and enterprise efficiency at its peak.

Breaking new ground in simplicity and ease-of-use, SteelCentral AppInternals 10 monitors applications in and off the cloud, to provide end-to-end visibility and powerful analytics that enable companies to improve application performance, optimise user experience, and measure business impact while simultaneously providing detailed diagnostics to help application developers resolve offending code or SQL. Benefits to AppInternals and Azure customers include:
* Ease of deployment and use – can be set up in minutes, while no special skills are required to set up and operate.
* Interactive dashboards – exceptionally easy-to-use, web-based dashboard offers multiple perspectives into performance with simple two-click workflows for root cause analysis.
* Most accurate, real-time monitoring – unlike other products, SteelCentral AppInternals traces every transaction from end-user device or browser to the application backend, while capturing second-by-second system metrics in production environments. This capability exposes and diagnoses even elusive, intermittent problems that impact user experience.
* Fast remediation – SteelCentral AppInternals enables customers to diagnose root cause of app problems down to the code-level and allows them to import these diagnostics directly into Visual Studio for rapid resolution. Developers no longer have to spend a bulk of their time recreating and troubleshooting error scenarios before they can identify, diagnose and eliminate the root cause.

“As Microsoft Azure works to erase the boundaries between cloud development and operational management, we look to partners like Riverbed for application performance solutions that provide comprehensive visibility into application performance and optimisation of the end user’s experience when apps are delivered from the cloud,” said Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management, Microsoft Azure. “In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, applications need to be accessed and delivered quickly – without the infrastructure challenges of application latency, resource contention, and bandwidth restrictions. This is what’s required for the best user experience in today’s app-driven economy, and we are excited about what users can do with Riverbed on Azure.”

With both Riverbed AppInternals 10 and SteelHead certified for Azure, customers can gain visibility, optimization and control across their Microsoft cloud environments and drive superior business performance through superior application performance. For more information on AppInternals 10 for Azure, please visit the Azure Marketplace or experience the power of AppInternals 10 instantly, without the need to download and install software. Try it here today.

SteelCentral and the Riverbed Application Performance Platform
The Riverbed SteelCentral product family is the leading performance management and control suite that combines user experience, application, and network performance management to provide the visibility needed to diagnose and fix issues before end users notice a problem, call the help desk, or jump to another web site out of frustration. Riverbed SteelCentral is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, a complete platform that gives CIOs end-to-end application visibility, optimization and control, across the entire enterprise. Riverbed SteelCentral has been recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) for two consecutive years and “Visionary” in the Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (2014). In addition, Riverbed SteelHead has been recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization” eight years running.