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TMCNet:  Kollective Announces Agreement with Riverbed to Provide Technology that Optimizes Live and On-Demand Enterprise Video Delivery

[June 16, 2020]

Kollective Announces Agreement with Riverbed to Provide Technology that Optimizes Live and On-Demand Enterprise Video Delivery

Leading Software-Defined Enterprise Content Delivery Network (SD ECDN) provider Kollective Technology today announced an agreement with Riverbed (News - Alert)®, the market leader in network and application performance, to provide technology that optimizes Microsoft Teams and Stream for live and on-demand video. Kollective's peer-to-peer delivery platform aligns well with the Riverbed mission to maximize performance and visibility of networks and SaaS (News - Alert), on-premises and cloud-based applications.

As employee engagement and alignment play an increasingly critical role in overall global marketplace competitiveness, enterprises are quickly adopting video-based collaboration solutions to accelerate innovation while ensuring alignment across their workforce. Kollective's enterprise peering platform helps organizations maximize their Microsoft (News - Alert) 365 investment by scaling these use cases leveraging Teams and Stream Live Events without the need to invest in additional network infrastructure.

Through the agreement, Kollective is excited to deliver technology that will help optimize video delivery across the Riverbed customer base. Kollective's cloud-native, globally distributed platform enables customers to immediately activate the solution and begin scaling live events within minutes. Real-time analytics optimizes communications and enables IT teams to easily access insights such as the event's geographic reach and Quality of Experience as well as overall bandwidth savings and peering performance.

Kollective CEO Dan Vetras had this to say about the partnership: "Riverbed's history as the leaer in network and application performance and current focus on cloud-based, enterprise SaaS acceleration make them the perfect partner for our company. Together, we will empower global enterprises to effectively engage employees with video, regardless of physical location."




 "Video collaboration is the future of enterprise communications," said Riverbed Chief Development Officer, Dante Malagrino. "Kollective provides us with technology that helps us continue to bring leading acceleration and optimization solutions to our customers."

ABOUT KOLLECTIVE

Kollective is the leading provider of enterprise content delivery networking (ECDN) infrastructure. Kollective's cloud-based, software-only platform leverages existing network infrastructure to deliver content faster, more reliably and with less bandwidth. With numerous pre-built integrations to applications such as Microsoft Teams, Kollective customers can easily and securely scale the best technologies to the edge of their global networks. Hundreds of organizations, including many of the largest companies in the world, trust Kollective to securely scale live streaming video, video on demand, and software updates to every device at the network edge. Learn more at kollective.com.

ABOUT RIVERBED

Riverbed enables organizations to maximize performance and visibility for networks and applications, so they can overcome complexity and fully capitalize on their digital and cloud investments. The Riverbed Network and Application Performance Platform enables organizations to visualize, optimize, remediate and accelerate the performance of any network for any application. The platform addresses performance and visibility holistically with best-in-class WAN optimization, network performance management (NPM), application acceleration (including Office 365, SaaS, client and cloud acceleration), and enterprise-grade SD-WAN. Riverbed's 30,000+ customers include 99% of the Fortune 100. Learn more at riverbed.com.

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.


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