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