Using Riverbed and VMware to advance your hybrid enterprise

With new solutions from Riverbed Technology and VMware, you can cut the costs of operating IT infrastructure, improve cloud deployment and network visibility, and boost application performance for your users.

Operate software-defined data centers

Software-defined data centers (SDDC) are a leap forward in efficiency and automation, and VMware NSX virtualization platform is a cornerstone of SDDC. Riverbed SteelCentral provides visibility into NSX virtualized networks. With Riverbed, VMware admins can proactively monitor and troubleshoot virtual and physical network performance in a single solution, and better control virtual overlay network performance that results in SDDC being a reality.

Deliver virtual desktops

VDI delivers desktop security and control, but cost and distance barriers make it difficult to deliver these at your remote sties. VMware Horizon and Riverbed SteelFusion have developed a branch converge infrastructure that combines local desktop performance with fully centralized provisioning. The results? VMware admins can provision virtual desktops 30x faster and recover from branch outages 96x faster.

Up to 98% data reduction - Over 4x Faster

Manage physical desktops

Not pursuing a VDI architecture but still struggling with managing branch desktops? No problem. Riverbed SteelHead accelerates VMware Horizon Mirage. SteelHead, available as a virtual appliance in any VMware environment, leverages a superior data reduction algorithm and transport layer optimization to provide a foundation for acceleration of Mirage traffic, resulting in 4x faster upgrades from Windows XP to Windows 7, 4x faster backups, and up to 98% reduction in Mirage bandwidth utilization.

Delivering LAN Performance for VMware View over the WAN
Performance Brief: SteelHead and VMware Mirage


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Riverbed delivers the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing, turning location and distance into a competitive advantage. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ allows IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. At more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed has 25,000+ customers, including 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100.

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