Riverbed SteelHead: The Relevancy of WAN Acceleration in the Digital Transformation

WAN Acceleration Improves Digital Performance

Everyone is moving to the cloud: business critical apps, voice and data, even entire data centers. But moving to the cloud–or to a hybrid network–introduces latency where it didn’t exist before. In the era of digital transformation, fast and reliable applications are essential and SteelHead appliances are critical to deliver the performance that your end users expect. 

Application optimization accelerated across your WAN with SteelHead appliances enhances the end-user experience while enabling business-critical applications to run as quickly as possible across the network. Now, more than ever, you need WAN acceleration to improve your digital performance. Learn why WAN acceleration is more relevant than ever. Learn why your network is slow and why you’ll need SteelHead WAN acceleration to allow users to access their data from wherever they are—as if they were working from the data center. 


Riverbed’s SteelHead WAN Accelerators Address Network Latency

If you are frustrated by the slow speed of your local, hybrid or cloud network, Riverbed’s SteelHead WAN acceleration can speed up digital performance.

Traditionally, there were two ways to address the slowness of accessing files over WAN/VPN connections. You could either move the data closer to the users, or move the users closer to the data. Remote desktop, and similar solutions, was a way of moving the user closer to the data negating the need to pull those large files over the connection. Many of today’s competitors utilize the “move the data closer to the user” strategy.

SteelHead WAN accelerators solve the problem of slow access, by addressing network latency to boost your network’s performance. Riverbed SteelHead implementation is fast, easy, and does not require network security changes, override of Microsoft’s file locking system, nor require replication of your data to the branch offices. The data can reside on your corporate server (or cloud) and allow remote users to access that one set of data as if they are all sitting in the same room as the server.

Share CAD Files in Real Time

Riverbed’s SteelHead technology is scalable from a single office with remote users, all the way up to a multi-office corporation. If you need to share CAD files, or partner with multiple firms in multiple locations, a Riverbed SteelHead solution can help you  manage centrally, partner globally, work locally, in real time…at the speed of business.

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