Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) estimates that Riverbed SteelConnect delivers 6X ROI over a 5 year period. This includes making it easier to manage the network by 4X.
Riverbed SteelConnect offers a simple, unified and powerful approach to cloud networking. In partnership with Microsoft, Riverbed is developing the ability to enable fast, secure and reliable connectivity between user locations and the Azure Virtual WAN. This expands on Riverbed’s existing integrations with Microsoft Azure to help you unlock benefits of the cloud through unique software-defined capabilities.
Here is what the integration with Azure Virtual WAN will do for you:
Automate secure branch-to-branch and branch-to-VNet connectivity via the Azure Virtual WAN.
Define performance and security policy via simple app- and user-level criteria, not arcane network parameters.
Unify policy enforcement across cloud, data center, WAN and WLAN.
Deliver complete performance assurance with real-time path steering, app acceleration and visibility.
Secure cloud-adoption with a native firewall and unique cloud security integrations.
That’s just the beginning. Powered by unique software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology, Riverbed SteelConnect enables a larger set of use-cases including:
Agility: Quickly respond to the needs of your business with application-centric, business intent-based policies that are centrally managed and applied network-wide across all remote locations.
Reduced Costs: Maximize the use of redundant and lower cost connectivity options with zero-touch provisioning & centralized management to reduce the cost of deploying and maintaining a hybrid WAN architecture.
Security: Leverage secure transport network services & integrated firewall capabilities to ensure the secure delivery of all applications across your hybrid enterprise. Securely identify and manage the performance of today’s modern and encrypted applications running over SSL, TLS and HTTPS.
Reliability: Create a highly available WAN architecture that virtualizes and dynamically leverages multiple links at remote locations. Retain end-to-end visibility of network performance and end-user experience for troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Performance: Deliver superior application performance to your business with the industry-leading WAN optimization solution from Riverbed.
GHD needed a simple, cost-effective solution to enable the rapid deployment of 50 new sites.
When global professional services company GHD merged with North American engineering consultancy Conestoga-Rovers and Associates (CRA), it added more than 3,000 employees in 100 offices, including 50 small sites. They needed a simple, cost-effective solution to enable the rapid deployment of those new sites onto the company’s network. Riverbed SteelConnect has helped GHD achieve this, fueling stronger collaboration amongst its project teams spread across the globe, business agility and cost savings of an anticipated USD 1 million a year.
GHD deployed Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution SteelConnect across 50 new offices in just four weeks, and we anticipate saving $1 million annually.
Elizabeth Harper, CIO, GHD
SD-WAN and cloud networking solution helps Attune Hearing boost business agility and deliver a better experience to its customers
Attune Hearing, Australia’s largest independent audiology service provider, is using Riverbed’s SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) solution SteelConnect, combined with SteelHead SD, across its 44 clinics nationwide, to enable greater business agility, and the flexibility and visibility it needs to deliver new, dynamic experiences for customers and staff, and remain competitive amidst major industry disruption.