Riverbed, Verizon Team Up for Direct Connect AWS Bundle

The new package is implemented as a virtual network function within Verizon's VNS and Secure Cloud Interconnect environments.

Application performance optimizer Riverbed Technology has joined with Verizon Enterprise Solutions to produce a new Amazon Web Services Direct Connect Bundle networking package for hybrid cloud deployments.

Using this setup, enterprises can connect their branch offices and data centers to AWS environments through a centrally managed, secure and optimized network service that hasn't been available previously.

The announcement was made Nov. 28 on Day 1 of the Amazon re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

The AWS Direct Connect Bundle combines Riverbed's SteelHead WAN optimization software, Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect and Virtual Network Services solutions, and AWS Direct Connect solution into a single point-of-control product.

Verizon's VNS and Secure Cloud Interconnect enable enterprise users to deploy universal customer premises equipment for providing managed connectivity to their employees over a secure, efficient and high performance network, Riverbed said.

The new package is implemented as a virtual network function within Verizon's VNS and Secure Cloud Interconnect environments.

Inside it, Riverbed's WAN optimizer accelerates application performance in the cloud, fixing bandwidth and latency issues, to improve end-user experience and productivity. SteelHead accelerates access for users from virtually any location, and it speeds up data migration to the cloud, Riverbed said.

For more information on the Direct Connect Bundle, go here.

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