Riverbed Technology announced the release of Steelhead ™ Virtual, a virtual version of its Riverbed ® Steelhead ® wide area network (WAN) optimization appliance. With the launch of Virtual Steelhead, Riverbed is expanding the scope of their market leading WAN optimization solutions.
Virtual Steelhead allows customers to deploy WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed in a wide range of environments that may have specific requirements such as robust environment or space constrained environments and data centers that have been heavily virtualized. Companies and governments are now free to choose between physical Steelhead, Steelhead Steelhead Mobile and virtual software best suits their individual locations. In addition, service providers and systems integrators to offer managed services based on Riverbed’s WAN optimization now have the option to offer a virtualized solution.
Award-winning family of Riverbed Steelhead products provides organizations of all sizes for application acceleration and data regardless of location. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions speed application performance in some cases up to 100 times, making the feel more like WAN LAN. More than 8,300 customers across a wide range of markets, have implemented WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed to improve the productivity of remote and mobile employees, enable private clouds, and provide a network throughout the company and the visibility applications. As companies and governmental organizations have demanded more deployment options, Riverbed has developed innovative WAN optimization solutions to mobile factors, physical fitness and now virtual.
With the introduction of virtual Steelhead, built for VMware ™ Platform vSphere, organizations have the flexibility to provide anywhere access for employees of a comprehensive solution that meets the needs of customers in any environment.
“Our server infrastructure is 80% now virtualized.
The option of extending virtualization to WAN optimization solution based on best-of appliance Riverbed, Steelhead class will enable our continuing effort to reduce our IT hardware footprint . Virtual Steelhead are based on a proven WAN optimization solution. Virtualization is an innovative way to manage the consolidation, cost control measures, and even green initiatives, “said Searl Tate, director of engineering at Paul Hastings, a global law firm.