Media Markt & SteelHead

Riverbed SteelHead Technology enables backup and disaster recovery strategy and network traffic visibility at retail organization
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  • Required a backup and disaster recovery strategy that could scale over time
  • Needed to understand, monitor and manage application and network traffic performance


  • 4 times reduction in data backup time
  • Ability to quickly identify and fix application and network issues quickly


Media Markt relies heavily on IT for many of its business processes, and the company has created a virtualized IT system concept which is deployed to each of the Shanghai stores. With ambitious growth plans for the China market, the issue of slow backup speeds due to latency couldn?t be solved unless Media Markt used a WAN optimization solution.
Media Markt is Europe’s largest electrical goods retailer, and has expanded into China with several stores in Shanghai. Media Markt plans to continue its expansion across China and open 100 stores by 2015. Media Markt is part of the Media-Saturn Group which has around 850 retail stores across 15 countries in Europe. The Media-Saturn Group has more than 70,000 employees and a turnover of €21bn ($30bn).



  • Riverbed Steelhead appliances
  • Riverbed Cascade

Riverbed provides a scalable backup and recovery solution with network performance management

“Unlike many retail outlets Media Markt stores make extensive use of IT”

John-Erik Horn, Director of IT sourcing and infrastructure solutions

Media Markt

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