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Riverbed Acquires Zeus Technology and Aptimize

Posted by riverbedtest on July 19, 2011

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that it has acquired Aptimize Limited, a privately-owned company that is a market leader in web content optimization. The Aptimize organization, based in Wellington, New Zealand, will become the new Web Content Optimization product group, led by the former CEO of Aptimize, Ed Robinson. Riverbed® also announced today the acquisition of Zeus Technology, a privately-owned company that delivers high-performance software-based load balancing and traffic management solutions for virtual and cloud environments. The acquisitions of the two companies will form the cornerstone of Riverbed’s asymmetric optimization strategy.

It's a natural transition for us for so many reasons to add these technologies to our portfolio. At the end of the day, customers have come to rely on Riverbed to solve their performance problems for any application over any network. They don't necessarily care what tool they use – a WOC, an ADC, or NPM – just so long as their businesses can operate the way they need to.

Zeus and Aptimize make sense because they have created software the way application owners and devops teams want to consume application delivery – and build it right into the application stack. They are designed to be deployed into modern public and private clouds, unlike much of the legacy hardware ADCs that are sold today.

With Zeus and Aptimize, customers will get faster, more reliable, more secure Web applications, regardless of whether they are consumer facing or behind the firewall. We look forward to sharing this new technology with you in the coming days!

 

4 Responses to “Riverbed Acquires Zeus Technology and Aptimize”

  1. Steve said

    You guys bagged a bargain with the Zeus stuff, really great tech and lovely people!

  2. Chris Bidwell said

    Your links to Aptimize and Zeus’ websites are broken (relative hrefs by virtue of the fact they’re missing protocol identifiers).

  3. Thanks, Chris. Fixed them.

  4. Thanks, Chris. Fixed them.

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