Enterprises today must focus on digital transformation to remain competitive or disrupt their industries. As a result, business leaders expect IT teams to seamlessly deliver next-generation mobile, analytic, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications to the right locations across any device. The foundation for successful transformation is IT's adoption of a "cloud first" mantra that provides the agility and efficiency to enable these innovative new digital services and applications. However, IT organizations must address legacy infrastructure and fragmented management tools that require modernization to reduce costs of operations, ensure application performance, and keep pace with the rapidly changing demands of digital business. This IDC Technology Spotlight looks at the role of Riverbed in accelerating digital transformation by addressing the new requirements for a cloud-ready enterprise.