Application performance monitoring company Riverbed announced today that it is joining forces with Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions unit to deliver an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Bundle for hybrid enterprise architecture deployments.
The bundle, being announced to coincide with the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, aims to help customers connect branch offices and data centers to AWS environments through managed network services.
While none of these products are new individually, combined they create new capabilities. Verizon’s VNS and Secure Cloud Interconnect system allows enterprise customers to use universal customer premises equipment to provide connectivity to employees.
Riverbed’s WAN optimization is implemented within Verizon’s VNS as a virtual network function (VNF) to accelerate application performance in the cloud — specifically addressing bandwidth and latency. It also accelerates the migration to the cloud.
All of this lies on the AWS Direct Connect Converged Infrastructure, which helps businesses use the same storage and network management tools used in private clouds as they migrate to public or hybrid architectures.
Verizon isn’t the only network provider working with AWS Direct Connect. AT&T NetBond, for instance, has a similar offering called the SaaS Architecture Direct Connect Bundle.
It is also worth noting that Riverbed’s application performance monitoring system is integrated with its own software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) offering. Riverbed also recently completed its acquisition of Aternity, expanding its performance management capabilities with end user experience monitoring.