Riverbed Furthers SDN Strategy with Ocedo Acquisition

By Rory Lidstone January 20, 2016

Riverbed Technology is a company that knows what its customers want. For an example, look no further than the company’s recent Global Application Performance Survey 2015, which states that businesses really want a few good apps to deliver the best business results. And to fill that goal, Riverbed recently announced the acquisition of Ocedo.

Based out of Germany, Ocedo is a provider of software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions. This means the company is an excellent fit for furthering Riverbed’s strategy of delivering next-generation SDN solutions that offer superior application performance and business agility for hybrid enterprises.

In particular, the acquisition will expand and accelerate Riverbed’s delivery of best-in-class SD-WAN solutions to its customers while creating new growth opportunities for the company and its partners. It also falls in line with furthering Riverbed’s Project Tiger initiative, which will bring to market a new suite of application-centric SD-WAN solutions that will eliminate the need for traditional branch routers.

“Ocedo is a compelling and strategic acquisition for Riverbed. Their innovative software-defined networking solutions perfectly complement our own strategic investments in R&D, expanding our position to aggressively compete in the emerging markets for software-defined networks and SD-WAN, bringing disruption to the multi-billion-dollar branch router market,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, Riverbed’s chairman and chief executive officer.

A privately held company, Ocedo is a pioneer in the SDN space, having developed an advanced software-defined branch office networking solution and a portfolio of products that include secure gateways, wireless access points and switches, and an integrated cloud management system. Meanwhile, Riverbed’s application-centric approach to SDN ensures fast and agile application deliver to the edge of distributed enterprises.

“As the industry goes through one of the largest transformations in a decade, with cloud and hybrid IT environments requiring a different approach to networking, Riverbed is well positioned to help businesses reap the benefits of newer and superior network architectures that are application-centric and software-defined,” added Kennelly.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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