Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Riverbed Application Performance Platform accelerates Office 365 and other applications, and delivers network visibility for a successful IT consolidation at Sub-Zero.
Sub zero Wolf kitchen appliances


  • Ensure a successful IT consolidation with consistently fast application performance over the distributed network and centralized management and troubleshooting
  • Improve HD video end user experience for customers at remote showrooms delivery across network to improve showroom experience for customers


  • Reduced WAN traffic by 50%
  • Accelerated Office 365 performance; file save time shrunk from 10 seconds to 2 seconds
  • Improved customer experience at showrooms
  • Cut application troubleshooting times to less than a minute
  • Built foundation for future infrastructure improvements


Sub-Zero Group, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances, including the Sub-Zero line of refrigerators and freezers and the Wolf line of cooking products. The third-generation, family-owned company recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. It is based in Madison, Wisconsin, where it was originally founded.

Sub-Zero deployed a mix of physical and virtual SteelHeads across their facilities with SteelHead SaaS to accelerate Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps such as Microsoft Office 365.



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We set this very high bar as far as application performance, and with SteelHead, we met it.

Eric Niebuhr, Director of IT

Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

With Riverbed, I’m confident that we’re ahead of the curve, and that we’ve set ourselves up nicely for the future.

Eric Niebuhr, Director of IT

Sub-Zero Group, Inc.


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