Maersk Line deploys Riverbed technology to digitize operations


Maersk Line is using Riverbed SteelCentral to monitor business-critical applications and services and to ease operations across the company.

Maersk Line is part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator. Including a stand-alone Energy division, the Maersk Group employs roughly 88,000 employees across operations in 130 countries. Maersk Line is the company’s largest brand, comprising 40 percent of the Group’s $40.3 billion  revenue.

The five-year contract with Riverbed will support Maersk Line’s strategy to become the digital leader within the shipping sector.

“The digitalization at Maersk Line has been significant,” said Andy Laurence, Head of Production Services at Maersk Group Infrastructure Services, a unit responsible for the Maersk Line IT infrastructure. “Five years ago, 20% of our revenue was digital, and today it’s over 90%.”

“As we continue on our digital journey, having a scalable and stable digital platform infrastructure and end-to-end visibility across our digital services and into the cloud is critical,” said Laurence.

Maersk Line understood that application uptime is hugely important to it to smoothly transact business processes.

“There has been a real requirement for an architected solution that gives us the visibility and transparency we need to target where we have weak points in our infrastructure and remediate them accordingly and swiftly,” said Laurence.

“Riverbed SteelCentral gives us a circle of development that helps us to be responsive, pushes us to be proactive, positions us to be predictive, which then allows us to be pre-emptive,” concludes Laurence.

Maersk Line expects that a full implementation of SteelCentral will allow it to effectively monitor the application infrastructure and provide end-to-end visibility across its IT environment.

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