Clearing Up the Cloudiness of SaaS with Riverbed


While we often extoll the virtues of moving your data to the cloud, we also hear the concerns raised prior to making that move such as losing control of the your data, the performance impact for your users, or can your employees in a remote village in Belgium, have the same experience and benefits as those in downtown Manhattan?

With Riverbed, the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’

Riverbed SteelHead™ SaaS can extend the same business and user benefits of application acceleration that you’ve experienced with your enterprise applications to cloud services, and popular SaaS applications such as Office 365, SalesForce, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Box, ServiceNow and many more.

Riverbed SteelHead SaaS leverages an Internet optimization platform, the Akamai Intelligent Platform, for optimizing application delivery across the open Internet. Delivered as a services, SteelHead SaaS is easy to deploy and requires no changes on the end-user side or in the SaaS provider cloud. IT can increase the service availability based on user demand, while meeting and exceeding IT service agreements. 

Benefits of Riverbed SteelHead SaaS include:

  • No changes to the user side or in the SaaS provider cloud
  • Accelerates application delivery, improving SaaS performance for end users
  • Bandwidth reduction
  • All supported SaaS applications optimized with single license
  • Dynamic scaling to accommodate increase in users
  • Automatically load balances based on number of users

To quote the famous Irish author WB Yeats, ‘Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.‘ With the economies of scale afforded by moving to the cloud, you can not only be confident in seeing a positive end-user experience, you might also find that the transition to cloud is surprisingly affordable with SteelHead SaaS.

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