Digital transformation is challenging enterprises to rethink their IT infrastructure. Traditional approaches to networking are no longer meeting business needs in the era of cloud and mobility. The way data is managed at edge sites is often inefficient and may increase the risk of loss or theft.
Riverbed can improve the way you deliver applications to move with greater speed and agility. Our solution simplifies the design, implementation, and administration of enterprise networks. It also enables you to remotely deploy and manage the application and data services needed to power any edge location.
The Riverbed next-generation infrastructure consists of:
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) – Unify connectivity across WANs, the Cloud, and local networks
Application Acceleration – Speed data transfers through network bottlenecks and lessen the impact of latency
Software-defined Edge (SD-Edge) – Rapidly deploy Wi-Fi networks, WAN gateways, and new applications at branch offices. Securely consolidate data in a central location while delivering superior experiences for users at the edge.
Build a Next-Generation Infrastructure with Riverbed
Unified Connectivity Across Cloud, WAN, and LAN/WLAN
Deploy an SD-WAN solution that greatly simplifies management of the entire enterprise network including hybrid clouds, WANs, and local networks. Control thousands of devices from a central, cloud-based GUI console. Implement changes quickly and consistently across the network with automation.
Find the right balance between cost, reliability, and performance for a diverse mix of application traffic running over a hybrid WAN. SD-WAN makes this possible with application-aware, policy-based management and dynamic path steering.
Rapidly expand infrastructure
Keep up with changing business needs—more sites, endpoints, and bandwidth. Design network additions using shadow appliances before shipping equipment. Then use centrally-orchestrated workflows to set up new Wi-Fi access points and WAN gateways at remote locations without the need for onsite IT personnel.
Automatically apply operational rules aligned with global policies for security and performance management to new devices. Securely connect sites to AWS, Azure, and other enterprise sites with just a few clicks.
Deliver excellent performance
Simultaneously monitor the performance of networks, infrastructure, applications, and end-user devices. Then view the correlated data in a single console to find and fix problems before end users are impacted.
Improve the performance of critical applications by writing policies that give them priority across the entire network using quality-of-service and dynamic path steering. Overcome bandwidth constraints and latency with application acceleration that streamlines data and protocols.
Make data secure and accessible
Storing data in fewer locations simplifies IT operations at the edge and can improve business continuity. Use Riverbed’s patented storage-caching technology to eliminate the trade-off between data security and application performance.
Centralize and protect data in the Cloud or your data center while making it quickly accessible to applications and users at edge locations. Data can be restored in minutes after a site outage using a centralized management console.
GHD needed a simple, cost-effective solution to enable the rapid deployment of 50 new sites.
When global professional services company GHD merged with North American engineering consultancy Conestoga-Rovers and Associates (CRA), it added more than 3,000 employees in 100 offices, including 50 small sites. They needed a simple, cost-effective solution to enable the rapid deployment of those new sites onto the company’s network. Riverbed SteelConnect has helped GHD achieve this, fueling stronger collaboration amongst its project teams spread across the globe, business agility and cost savings of an anticipated USD 1 million a year.
GHD deployed Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution SteelConnect across 50 new offices in just four weeks, and we anticipate saving $1 million annually.
Elizabeth Harper, CIO, GHD
Riverbed helps global manufacturer scale its business with improved application performance and greater data security.
BOBST Group is a leading global supplier of equipment and services to the packaging and label industries. Headquartered in Switzerland, BOBST has around 5,000 employees around the world, a presence in more than 50 countries, and twelve production facilities across three continents.
Before using Riverbed, it took users in Italy and India 30 minutes to start running a specific application; following the optimization, it now only takes ten seconds. SteelCentral helped us locate a problem with the underlying network protocols, and we used SteelHead to resolve this issue
Xavier Plautard, Group IT Infrastructure Manager, BOBST Group
Secure, reliable Wi-Fi is “invisible foundation for learning“
Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is a historically black men’s college in Atlanta, Georgia. Its mission is to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders to address the issues of the day.
Of the three Wi-Fi networks we tested, Xirrus was the fastest and most reliable. Now we have excellent throughput. We have excellent coverage. And we have fantastic cloud management tools.
Clifford Russell, Chief Information Officer, Morehouse College