SteelHead for WAN Optimization

The #1 WAN optimization solution that delivers applications and data at the fastest speeds across the optimal networks at the lowest cost.

Formerly Known As: Steelhead

Riverbed SteelHead is the industry’s #1 WAN optimization solution that accelerates the delivery of applications to the branch and from the cloud, and allows IT to prioritize delivery of mission-critical applications over the fastest networks. A leader in the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers” for seven years in a row, SteelHead pioneered WAN optimization in 2004 with unique innovations for application and data streamlining across the WAN and Internet to deliver the best end-user experience regardless of location, network, or device while dramatically reducing network bandwidth.

With SteelHead, SaaS apps can be delivered up to 33x faster while using 97% less bandwidth. As a result, SteelHead has become critical to Microsoft Office 365 deployments with over one million users being accelerated to date.

What's New in SteelHead 8.6

"In a cloud-first world, applications should be accessed and delivered quickly - without the challenges of application latency, competition among applications, and bandwidth restrictions. This is what's required for the best user experience in today's app-driven economy, and that's what Riverbed is all about."
Garth Fort, General Manager of System Center and Virtualization, Microsoft.

Riverbed is extending support to 90% of IaaS clouds, enterprise-scale virtual environments and identifying more applications on your network than ever before. Read what's new >

SteelHead is part of the most complete application performance platform for location-independent computing.

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What is WAN optimization?

WAN optimization accelerates applications and data transfer so connected people can be more productive. Learn more about how WAN optimization works >

Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

7 years as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

Gartner for WAN Optimization 2014

With Riverbed SteelHead WAN optimization appliances, organizations run faster and more efficiently.

Pernod Ricard India: Multinational Beverage Company Transforms Core Infrastructure with Riverbed Steelhead

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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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