WAN Optimization (Steelhead)

The performance of private, public, and Internet-based network is critical to every globally connected enterprise.  Wide Area Networks (WANs) — and now hybrid networks — connect people, applications, and data to make business possible. With Riverbed® Steelhead® WAN optimization appliances for hybrid networks, organizations run faster and more efficiently— with improved application performance and service delivery.

Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

Gartner for WAN Optimization 2014
After 7 years as a leader in WAN Optimization Controllers, Riverbed stands alone in the leader's quadrant.


WAN Optimization Appliances

Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances accelerate application and data transfer over wide area and hybrid networks, increasing performance while enhancing IT control and visibility across data centers and branch offices, in the cloud, and on the go.

WAN Optimization Software

Virtual Steelhead™ software appliances deliver WAN optimization to data centers running VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V, while Steelhead Mobile software accelerates performance for laptop users.

Cloud WAN Optimization

Cloud Steelhead and Steelhead® Cloud  Accelerator simplify WAN optimization into IaaS and SaaS environments for improved application performance and delivery of critical data and content.

Management and Scalability

Easily scale and load balance while simplifying IT management with a centralized, web-based interface to deploy, configure, manage and troubleshoot your Steelhead deployment.

With Server/Storage Optimization (+Granite)

Granite™ appliances enable infrastructure consolidation on the network edge, while delivering local execution and performance for branches.

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Riverbed. WAN optimization for your network: Application acceleration, WAN bandwidth optimization, and IT consolidation. Riverbed is the IT performance company. WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed liberate businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies trust Riverbed to deliver greater productivity and cost savings by making their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Riverbed solutions are also available as managed services through select providers.

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