Dudek & Associates

Riverbed Application Performance Platform powers California environmental firm's efficient growth as a peak-performing hybrid enterprise
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  • Create an IT environment that enables interoffice collaboration and easily scales with the firm’s growth
  • Provide fast access to data and applications regardless of employees’ locations
  • Meet the terms of an acquisition regarding availability of centralized data storage


  • Fast access to applications and large data files supports collaboration and increases employees’ productivity
  • Availability of SteelFusion helped with an acquisition
  • Great application performance over the network, regardless of employees’ locations or their distance from the data center
  • 60% to 80% reduction in data traffic across the WAN reduces the need for costly bandwidth upgrades
  • Original SteelHead deployment paid for itself two-fold in less than a year


Dudek is a California-focused environmental firm with more than 300 planners, scientists, civil engineers, contractors, and support staff. Since 1980, the firm has provided its clients with environmental, permitting, planning, engineering, construction, and operational services.

In addition to its headquarters in Encinitas, Dudek has 12 sites located around the state of California. When Abe Esguerra, IT director at Dudek, started working for the firm in 2002, there were just five offices and only 120 employees. There was no wide area network (WAN), so when interoffice collaboration required employees to share large files, they had to do it via file transfer protocol (FTP), messaging application programming interface (MAPI), or mailing CDs from one site to another.

Dudek’s IT director needed a solution that would provide great application performance over the network, allow for fast transfer of large files, enable effective collaboration between the professionals in the various offices, and deliver these same advantages to employees working at remote jobsites. He also needed a solution that he could easily scale, because Dudek was growing.



  • Riverbed Application Platform for optimization, visibility, and control across the hybrid enterprise
  • 15 SteelHead virtual and physical appliances
  • 50 SteelHead Mobile licenses
  • 1 SteelFusion solution



The efficiencies and flexibility our employees have gained from this technology translate to real dollars. Thanks Riverbed. The SteelHead toolkit has definitely contributed to the firm’s productivity and profitability.

Esguerra, IT director

Dudek & Associates

CS dudek

California, United States


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