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Riverbed vs SolarWinds

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Riverbed
Based on 75 reviews.
SolarWinds
Based on 264 reviews.
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Overview
Riverbed Technology, Inc. is an American company founded in 2002 with the goal of reducing the latency and bandwidth constraints in delivering applications via wide area networks to multiple locations across long distances. Riverbed is known primarily for pioneering WAN Optimization with Riverbed SteelHead, which first shipped in 2004 and continues to lead the market with over 50% market share. As information technology has evolved over the past decade and begun to move to the cloud, Riverbed has also evolved: Businesses increasingly rely on applications and data that run both in on-premises data centers as well as in the cloud, delivered to users over a mix of private networks and public networks. This is the hybrid enterprise, and Riverbed offers a platform to give enterprises visibility to deliver, control, and optimize IT resources across this hybrid enterprise.
SolarWinds Inc. develops enterprise information technology infrastructure management software for IT professionals. In 2007, SolarWinds raised funding from Austin Ventures, Bain Capital and Insight Venture Partners. SolarWinds completed its initial public offering of $112.5 million in 2009. In 2012, SolarWinds' total revenue reached $269 million. In June 2014, the company purchased the Swedish web-monitoring company Pingdom.
Sample Customers
Alluvio AppResponse
N11.com, OneMain Financial, China Bank, Halkbank, Kaust
Alluvio Aternity
Maersk, SwissRe, Travis Perkins, Michelin, National Instruments, Simmons & Simmons, Lighthouse Guild
SolarWinds NPM
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Air Rarotonga
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
SolarWinds AppOptics
TraxoCovea Insurance BTE TechnologyDatarista
Solarwinds Web Performance Monitor
commscope, COCC,
SolarWinds Pingdom
Spotify, MailChimp, Slack, Twitter
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Computer Software Company
20%
Comms Service Provider
19%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Government
9%
Comms Service Provider
22%
Computer Software Company
18%
Government
10%
Financial Services Firm
6%
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