Extend WAN optimization to deployments where physical hardware may not be conveniently suited, and manage it with industry standard virtualization tools for a seamless fit into fully virtualized data center environments where interoperability with existing management infrastructure is a must-have.
Easily upgrade WAN optimization capacity
No need to replace boxes in racks, or rewire the network to accommodate future growth. You just pay for a simple license key upgrade and you can scale WAN optimization capacity in number of connections and bandwidth.
A necessary component of your virtualization deployment
As you consolidate servers in a virtual environment, use Steelhead virtual appliances to ensure network performance in remote offices stays consistent.
More efficient use of your resources
Save money by deploying less hardware and increase utilization with pooled resources.
Maintain business continuity during IT consolidation
Virtualization offers easy no-downtime solutions for moving applications and data centers.
Use the same tools as with virtualized data centers
If you’re familiar with standard virtualization management tools you’ll have an easy path to using Virtual Steelhead because it fits seamlessly into fully virtualized data center environments.
Hire virtual staff to manage devices
Virtualization not only scales your network, but also your staff. Hire outside managed service providers (MSPs) and system integrators (SIs) to manage and provide scalable WAN optimization as an on-demand product offering.
Virtual is often the best option for easy data center scalability
Data throughput needs can flex seasonally or with the launch of new products. Manage network unpredictability with a virtual deployment.
When equipment must be ruggedized
Military deployments often require custom and highly durable equipment. Virtual appliances sidestep the issue and minimize physical hardware.
Virtual Steelhead brings the same optimization as physical Steelhead appliances, but without the physical space. That makes it ideal for tight spaces , such as mobile news vans or construction trailers.
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