Riverbed Technology has announced updates to its Performance Partner Program with an emphasis on cloud and digital strategies/solutions, cloud networking (including SD-WAN, and service delivery.

These updates include a strengthened incentives package and details on the development of a suite of partner-delivered services that address SD-WAN-as-a-service, Visibility-as-a-Service, Network-as-a-Service and Branch-as-a-Service.

These announcements further Riverbed’s efforts to help drive mutual growth opportunities with partners.

“As customers continue to go digital and cloud-first, it opens up significant growth potential for our partners with Riverbed’s disruptive SD-WAN, visibility and software-defined edge solutions, along with our continued leadership in WAN optimization,” said Karl Meulema, senior vice president Global Channels at Riverbed. “Earlier this year, we also launched the Riverbed Service Delivery Platform for service providers and partners to enable their network-as-a-service strategy. Our platform approach makes us the ideal go-to-market partner in this dynamic industry.”

Channel Impact®
The Riverbed updates are essentially the go-to-market component of a technology strategy geared towards helping customers to transition from legacy hardware to a software-defined and cloud-centric approach to networking.