The International Rescue Committee (IRC) deployed Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances to dramatically reduce network traffic and WAN costs.
75 percent reduction in WAN traffic
65 percent reduction in HTTP traffic
45 percent reduction in MAPI traffic
99 percent reduction in SMTP traffic
The IRC is a 75-year-old non-profit that focuses on refugee issues. They have 10,000 staff members located in 42 countries throughout the world. In places like Africa, where satellite-based communication is the only way to go, IT was far from a reliable and dependable resource. They needed help and turned to Riverbed.
Riverbed's WAN optimization solution was an ideal fit for the IRC's low-bandwidth, high-latency environments. After installing SteelHead appliances, they were able to dramatically reduce their WAN costs. Specifically, they saw a 75 percent reduction in WAN traffic, a 65 percent reduction in HTTP traffic, a 45 percent reduction in MAPI traffic, and a 99 percent reduction in SMTP traffic.