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Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 optimization solution that enables you to accelerate applications delivered from your datacenter, cloud networks or SaaS to workers around the world while enhancing IT visibility and control to ensure service levels. Riverbed pioneered WAN Optimization in 2004 and is a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers for seven years in a row - delivering the best experience regardless of location while dramatically reducing costs.

SteelHead is available as physical appliances, virtual software, cloud instances and client software for laptops to address the diverse needs of today's hybrid enterprise.

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SteelHead CX Model Specifications

Model VCX255 VCX555 Recommended
VCX755 VCX1555 VCX5055 VCX7055
Configurations U L M H L M H L M H L M H M H L M
Optimized WAN Capacity 2Mbps 6 Mbps 6 Mbps 10 Mbps 10 Mbps 20 Mbps 50 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 400 Mbps 622 Mbps 1 Gbps
Optimized TCP and UDP flows 50 75 150 230 250 400 650 900 1500 2300 3000 4500 6000 14,000 25,000 75,000 100,000

QoS Bandwidth

4 Mbps

12 Mbps

12 Mbps

20 Mbps

45 Mbps

100 Mbps


QoS Rules/Classes

No Published Limit (global QOS limit of 2000 rules and 2000 classes)

Disk Capacity Advised

88 GB

118 GB

140 GB

188 GB

438 GB

722 GB

1778 GB

2418 GB

Data Store Capacity

50 GB

80 GB

102 GB

150 GB

400 GB

10 x 80GB

10 x 160GB

14 x 160GB

Virtual CPUs Required (min)

1 x 1.0Ghz

1 x 1.2Ghz

2 x 1.2Ghz

4 x @ 1.2Ghz

12 x 1.2Ghz

16 x1.2 Ghz

24 x 1.2 Ghz

Reserved Memory Required





8 GB

16 GB

32 GB

48 GB

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Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in application performance infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed’s 26,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100.

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