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Riverbed Stingray Integrates Aptimize Web Content Optimization

Riverbed acquired Zeus and Aptimize in July of 2011. Zeus had developed ADC technology while Aptimize built Web content optimization tech. In October of 2011, Riverbed issued its first release of technologies formerly owned by Zeus and Aptimize. The Zeus tech was renamed the Stingray Traffic Manager and Aptimizer was rebranded as Riverbed Aptimizer.

Aptimizer was last updated in January of 2012 to version 2.5. That release includes support for mobile devices and browsers.

WCO and ADC technologies are typically kept separate. ADCs provide optimization based on a load balancing type model where traffic is balanced across Web server resources. WCO on the other hand actually optimizes the underlying content of a webpage, including graphics, CSS and JavaScript. According to Prabhu, this is the first time there is complete WCO functionality on any ADC offering. The new Stingray integration provides the ability to deliver WCO across all devices/browsers and combinations of the two directly from an ADC platform.

"Under Riverbed’s ownership, Stingray Aptimizer Web content optimization (WCO) has been integrated with Stingray Traffic Manager in this release," Naveen Prabhu, senior manager of product marketing for the Stingray business unit at Riverbed, told InternetNews. "When the aquisition of Zeus and Aptimize was made, we announced an intention to integrate Aptimize's WCO functionality with the Stingray Traffic Manager. This release fulfills that promise."

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Riverbed Accelerates Stingray ADC

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.