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Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 WAN optimization 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 CX is available as physical appliances, virtual appliances, 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. 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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