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Improving Application Performance Across the Hybrid WAN

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A discussion of the benefits of Riverbed SteelHead SaaS by Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at

With many business-critical applications moving to public clouds, less than optimal performance for those cloud apps is unacceptable. Unfortunately, SaaS applications frequently experience slow performance and deliver a less-than-optimal user experience due to the distance between the cloud and the user.

SteelHead identifies over 1300 on-premises and SaaS applications – more than any other optimization provider. With SteelHead SaaS, Riverbed accelerates the delivery of the widest variety of industry-leading SaaS applications, including Box, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online,, ServiceNow and Success Factors. The result? Up to 33x faster application performance for cloud-based services/SaaS applications, a reduction in bandwidth up to 97%, and the ability to securely use the public Internet.

And now with flexible SaaS licensing, all supported SaaS applications can be optimized with a single license, and new applications added with a click of a button. Subscriptions are based on the number of users supported, with no restriction as to which SaaS apps are optimized.

SteelHead also enables accelerated application delivery in 90% of public cloud environments with support for Microsoft Azure (certified), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and VMware ESX-hosted clouds and vCloud Air (certified).

With SteelHead solutions, you receive the same business benefits for SaaS applications and cloud as you do with Riverbed optimization of on-premises enterprise applications − Performance and Agility.

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  • Optimized experience

    Improve application performance up to 33x faster for cloud services and SaaS applications while reducing bandwidth use by up to 97%.

  • Global application performance

    Deliver location-independent SaaS optimization for a global workforce to accommodate user, client, and application mobility.

  • Scalable control

    Support dynamic scaling that accommodates an increase in user connections and automatically load balances based on the number of users.


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Schneider Electric transformed its IT infrastructure, increasing business agility, reducing costs, and accelerating application performance for 110,000 employees in 100 countries.

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