The Riverbed Application Performance Platform

In a hybrid world, where applications and data and the people who use them are everywhere, Riverbed offers the most complete platform to give CIOs unparalleled visibility to deliver, control, and optimize all IT resources across the hybrid enterprise.

The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ is a set of three software solutions: SteelCentral™, SteelHead™, and SteelFusion™. These solutions can be flexibly delivered as appliances, software, or services. In addition, open APIs and developer tools, called SteelScript™, are part of each platform component to facilitate programmability, interoperability, and intelligence across the Riverbed platform and partner ecosystem. One of the key things that SteelScript enables is the ability for customers to automate the analysis and resolution of performance issues across their IT infrastructure, customizable for their unique business needs.

Companies running on the Riverbed Application Performance Platform ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are diagnosed and cured before end users even notice. Riverbed eliminates the performance constraints holding back modern IT architectures by integrating performance acceleration and performance management technologies to help IT automatically detect, analyze, and mitigate application and data delivery issues.

The Riverbed Application Performance Platform gives CIOs unparalleled visibility to deliver, control, and optimize all IT resources across the hybrid enterprise.
Riverbed SteelCentral



Riverbed® SteelCentral™ (formerly OPNET, Cascade®, and NEOP)

  • The only performance management and control suite that combines user experience, application, and network performance management to provide the visibility needed to diagnose and cure issues before end users notice a problem, call the help desk to complain, or jump to another website out of frustration.

Riverbed® SteelHead™ (formerly Steelhead®)

  • The #1 WAN optimization solution that guarantees application service levels across hybrid cloud architectures, maximizing end-user productivity, enhancing IT visibility and control, and reducing costs.

Riverbed® SteelFusion™ (formerly Granite™)

  • The only branch converged infrastructure that delivers local performance, data centralization, instant recovery, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Riverbed® SteelScript™

  • Open application programming interfaces (APIs) and developer tools across the Riverbed platform and partner ecosystem for customers and partners to customize and automate application performance infrastructure from Riverbed.

Riverbed® Professional Services—expert life cycle consulting and technical education services to help hybrid enterprises achieve peak performance.