BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - Ramp, the leading provider of next-generation video and search experiences for media, marketing, and enterprises, today announced that it has joined the Riverbed®-Ready Technology Alliance program to bring new capabilities to Riverbed customers, expand the value and impact of Riverbed solutions in specific industries and markets, and help customers master the technical challenges of the hybrid enterprise. Integrating Ramp products with Riverbed solutions allows Ramp to leverage Riverbed's advanced technologies and market-leading products to enhance their offering to customers. Ramp can assure their customers that Riverbed-Ready solutions are tested, verified, and supported.

Ramp's interoperability with Riverbed SteelHead Live Split Streaming lets customers leverage both their "platform of record" (for example, SharePoint) as a native app, and the customer's existing Riverbed networking investments, instead of adding a stand-alone video portal and proprietary, video-specific, networking infrastructure. Ramp's interoperability with Riverbed Live Split Streaming allows joint customers to leverage Riverbed technology out-of-the-box rather than requiring them to install additional proprietary software.

"Ramp Video Live with Riverbed SteelHead provides customers with an optimized video experience -- even when large numbers of employees are streaming HD video, the network is not negatively impacted and the best end-user experience is delivered," said Erik Herz, vice president, business development at Ramp. "Joining Riverbed-Ready lets us develop integrated, tested solutions that give our customers the assurance that the solution works as promised."

Riverbed SteelHead, part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, gives organizations visibility to deliver, control, and optimize all IT resources across the hybrid enterprise and make applications perform at their peak. Riverbed SteelHead and Ramp's cloud-based video and audio content platform, Ramp Video Live, help joint customers stream HD video without overloading their network.

Today, hybrid architectures and SaaS applications bring significant benefits to organizations -- agility/time to market, cost savings, flexibility -- but also challenges, such as the complexity of multiple clouds, networks, service providers, and SLAs, plus end users everywhere, and hundreds of applications (including SaaS apps like Salesforce, Microsoft Azure/Office 365, and Amazon Web Services) that need to be managed and delivered across a mix of networks. In addition, bandwidth needs are increasing due to prolific use of video, cloud computing, and mobile devices.

"Through the new Riverbed-Ready program, Riverbed and Ramp will provide our customers integrated solutions that extend the Riverbed Application Performance Platform," said Katie Colbert, vice president, global technology alliances at Riverbed. "Together, Riverbed and its partners are providing end-to-end solutions that provide deep visibility, optimization, and control to inspect, direct, and protect workloads across the hybrid enterprise."

The Riverbed-Ready program framework enables partners to extend the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, the most complete platform to enable CIOs to deliver unparalleled visibility, optimization, and control of all IT resources across the hybrid enterprise. Riverbed-Ready partners will focus in areas such as security, cloud and virtualization, business applications, network performance management, application performance management, networking, and storage. Partners can leverage Riverbed open APIs and additional development tools to help with customization, integration, and automation.

Riverbed Application Performance Platform product families include: Riverbed® SteelHead™ to optimize and control application delivery throughout the hybrid enterprise; Riverbed® SteelCentral™ for end-to-end visibility, analytics, and diagnostics across the hybrid enterprise; and Riverbed® SteelFusion™ to consolidate branch infrastructure in the data center and optimize delivery of apps/data to branches.

About Ramp

Ramp provides a next-generation media content platform, making it easy for companies to manage live and on-demand video and audio content across a wide range of industries, from media and entertainment to enterprises in every vertical including financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare, energy, technology and more. Ramp's end-to-end, cloud-based video and audio content platform delivers a total solution for data-driven viewer experiences with the best ROI of any video platform. Companies benefiting from Ramp's solutions include Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Energy Transfer, Entercom, Levi's, EyeforTravel, FOXNews, Golf Channel, Meredith and many more. Learn more about Ramp at, and follow us on Twitter at @RAMPINC.

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