NET-A-PORTER Prioritizes Network Performance With Riverbed Deployment

THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP has deployed Riverbed® SteelCentral™ solutions, including SteelCentral™ AppResponse, SteelCentral™ Transaction Analyzer and SteelCentral™ Packet Analyzer.

This new deployment is part of The Group's APM strategy and will aid in optimizing the performance of mission critical SaaS applications and websites, in order to deliver an unparalleled experience for luxury fashion customers worldwide. With SteelCentral solutions, The Group gains a central view of its network traffic, enabling the technology team to detect, analyze and swiftly resolve any performance related issues. Riverbed's solutions will also address previous gaps on the physical network and protocol aspects.

THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP is built on a foundation of technology innovation and operates a hybrid IT infrastructure. This includes product and order management, and warehouse logistics all deployed in multiple data centers, and accessed by staff from various locations. The Group sought to ensure that the platform could be integrated simply into the existing infrastructure so that every member of the technology team, from the CTO to system engineers, has access to the data they need, whenever they need it.

"We needed a solution to replace our current processes, provide us with insightful instrumentation, and increase collaboration across teams so that when network performance issues arise, they can be resolved faster than ever," explained Simon Fotakis, global network perations manager at THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP. "It was crucial to deploy a solution that could provide us with a consolidated view, something that became evident from Riverbed's very successful proof-of-concept."
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