Network Analysis Tools: Intelligent Data Collectors

Kerstin Stief of the data://disrupted podcast details networking updates from the Nuvas Summer Party in Munich. This piece from Medium contains all of the breakdowns of the intriguing technologies displayed at the event. Check it out for more info!

Riverbed and the Search for Total Awareness

From his personal blog at, this piece by Justin Warren describes his experiences as a delegate during April’s Tech Field Day event, specifically the presentation by Riverbed. Their WAN acceleration product made them famous, but as they detailed during the event, Riverbed is expanding into the network visibility space. Read Warren’s blog to see what he thinks about Riverbed’s announcement and watch their presentations for all of the new announcements coming out of Riverbed.

Riverbed Optimizes Your Network and Applications Through Performance and Visibility

April’s Tech Field Day event served as the spotlight for Riverbed to talk about how their new Unified NPM platform is painting a bigger picture of network and app telemetry. This post details their presentation, specifically how the platform works and the benefits it provides enterprises. Read on to learn more, and be sure to watch Riverbed’s Phil Gervasi present on the Unified NPM platform during their Tech Field Day appearance.

Threat Hunter: How AI Protects Your Business

This article comes from Kerstin Stief, Tech Field Day delegate and proprietor of data://disrupted. The article dives into the role that AI plays in the modern enterprise, specifically in terms of security and how it can be used to radically advance whitelisting capabilities and root cause analysis, such as the products offered by Riverbed. Read on to learn more, but reader beware, you will need a functional understanding of the German language, or at the very least, a Google Chrome browser with the Translate function active to read.

Presenters React to the Tech Field Day Experience

Tech Field Day last month was a success and presenters were thrilled with the experience. Check out this video and post to see what the presenters thought of the interactive format, delegate interaction, and more!

Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero

You might fancy yourself a superhero: running around, solving all the problems around you just in time to save the day. But doing all that can be exhausting and hard to keep up. Instead, Tom Hollingsworth thinks you should be a Supervillain…just hear him out! At Tech Field Day last year, Riverbed presented on how you can move away from being a “wrench turner” and instead become a “conductor.” With Riverbed harnessing the power of AI and machine learning, you too can have your own minions focus on the wrench turning while you focus on the scheming. Check out Tom’s thoughts on and the Riverbed presentation from Tech Field Day on our website.

Making Bandwidth Work With Riverbed

There’s no question that the work from home environment has made things more complicated in terms of ensuring the reliability of everyone’s connection. As a delegate at Tech Field Day in December, Justin Warren got to see Riverbed present on a variety of topics including how they can help with some of the issues that arise out of the work from home environment. Writing on his blog, Justin talks about these challenges around bandwidth inequality and how Riverbed is working to fix them. If you haven’t yet, check out Justin’s take as well as the Riverbed presentations on how they can help work through these problems.

The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN

What does your branch office look like? I’m sure the answer to that question is different than it was just six months ago. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look back at Riverbed’s presentation from Networking Field Day and how they have the right tools to make your new branch work just like it should.

Network Field Day 22

Tony Efantis wrote up this piece looking back at Networking Field Day. An in-person event, Tony got to see first hand, not just the excellent presentations from a wide swath of networking companies, but to experience the community aspects that go on behind the scenes. We’re glad that Tony found the experience to be “magical”, and we’re happy that we’re able to keep the magic going with our virtual Field Day events too!

Riverbed Wasn’t Built in a Day

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Riverbed’s network security posture. At a recent Tech Field Day presentation, the company gave an overview of how they are addressing the increasingly complex world of security, and used the metaphor of the Roman Empire to frame their response. History buff Rich Stroffolino was fascinated by that framing, and breaks down the implication in this piece.

My View on Riverbed’s SD-WAN Solution

Evan Mintzer was definitely familiar with Riverbed prior to visiting the company as part of Networking Field Day. But it had been over a year since he worked with their solutions every day, so he was interested to hear their latest updates. One of the things that caught his eye during the event was a section by Chief Architect Vincent Berk. He detailed a new capability in Riverbed’s SD-WAN portfolio, that provides visibility into the network including when problems occur. This kind of continuous network monitoring is a vital addition to the Riverbed tool belt for Evan.

Cloud and Network Automation at Networking Field Day 22

Rowell Dionicio has been a delegate at a number of Field Day events, previously coming to Mobility Field Day and our newest event, Security Field Day. But this time around will be his first time at Networking Field Day, and we’re excited to hear what he thinks of the experience. Rowell has really enjoyed not just the technical content offered by Field Day, but the ability to directly connect with the presenters and fellow delegates. These are the kind of connections that help make Field Day a unique industry experience. Check out the post for his preview of the presenters at the event.

Edge Computing Is the New Black

Enrico Signoretti clearly see that the edge is increasingly important in IT, allowing for compute and data storage to be placed close to the edge of the network to improve response times. He sees SD-WAN, automation, and edge-designed hardware as the enables of the edge. At Tech Field Day, he heard how Riverbed and Scale Computing is innovating with these enabling technologies.

Drive Your Own Demo With Riverbed

As the organizer of Networking Field Day, and a former delegate himself, Tom Hollingsworth has seen his fair share of demos at our events. At last month’s event, Riverbed really stood out with how they presented their demo section. They opted for a “hands-on” demo, discussing with the delegates as they interacted with the product in real time. For Tom, it can be a risk proposition, but he thinks the benefits of seeing how people learn and build muscle memory in the application far out weights the potential pitfalls.

Packets Never Lie…

Al Rasheed heard from Riverbed during Networking Field Day late last year. The company had a wide ranging presentation showing what they now offer in their WAN optimization and SD-WAN portfolio. This included an extensive SD-WAN Q&A session, demos from Brandon Carroll, and a look at SteelCentral Aternity and Steelhead SD. It was a lot of information, so be sure to check out the video from the presentation.

BiB 064: Is Riverbed’s SD-WAN Product Too Late To Matter?

Ethan Banks hosted another episode of Briefings in Brief, looking at the Networking Field Day presentation from Riverbed. The presentation focused on Riverbed’s was on their SD-WAN solution. With a rich legacy in the WAN optimization market, Ethan thinks the company is well poised to transition customers to these SD-WAN solutions. He also looks at how their SteelHead SD and SteelConnect SDI appliances fit within their portfolio.

Riverbed Showcases SD-WAN Enhancements at Network Field Day 19

Riverbed presented at Networking Field Day earlier this year, being no stranger to the event. To get their perspective on it, be sure to read former-delegate Brandon Carroll’s post on the Riverbed blog. They introduced their SD-WAN 2.0 to the delegates, in conjunction with SteelHead SD. This delivers SD-WAN with a robust feature set to provide security and flexibility without sacrificing performance. Make sure to watch their presentation video to see Brandon give a full demo.

Riverbed Enhanced SD-WAN

Pete Welcher returned for his fifth Networking Field Day last month, and it looks like he didn’t leave disappointed. In this post, he looks at what Riverbed presented at the event. They presented on their SD-WAN solution. Given the crowded field, Pete was interested to see how they differentiated themselves. They did this with a solid GUI and robust feature set, with an emphasis on digital experience and performance. He also shows how Riverbed’s history with WAN optimization naturally extends into SD-WAN.

Exciting SD-WAN Updates From Riverbed

Kevin Blackburn was along as a delegate at Networking Field Day last week. At the event, he got to hear the latest updates on SD-WAN from Riverbed. SD-WAN is a great tool for routing connections between disparate locations in the enterprise. Riverbed demonstrated how their solution allows this to scale to large networks by seamlessly managing the overlay and underlay with a unified approach. Kevin was also impressed by Riverbed’s new subscription model pricing, as well as their overall ease of use.

Foskett’s Twelve: Network Field Day and SD-WAN

Romain Jourdan previews Riverbed’s appearance at Networking Field Day this week. He runs down the delegates who are at the even, and what Riverbed will talk about. Make sure to follow along on our live stream, and check out the full video soon after the event.