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VMware pioneered virtualization to solve the problem of deploying physical servers everywhere. By embedding a Virtual Services Platform (VSP) based on VMware’s vSphere, Riverbed SteelFusion extends the power of virtualization and the resiliency of the data center to all branch offices and remote locations. SteelFusion provides instant provisioning of branch applications and services while achieving unprecedented business continuity with instant branch recovery. SteelFusion also delivers complete data protection eliminating corporate risk without compromising performance.
With SteelFusion and VMware vSphere, you can consolidate infrastructure - no servers, no storage, and no backup are needed in the branch. You can achieve complete data security and full visibility as all services are centrally managed from the datacenter, and you can deliver LAN performance for VMware Horizon View virtual desktops over the WAN.
Today’s mobile users are accessing applications and data over a mix of network architectures and technologies including private networks, the public Internet, hardware-based networks, and software-based virtualized networks. Riverbed SteelCentral provides visibility into all networks, including VMware NSX. With Riverbed, VMware admins can proactively monitor and troubleshoot virtual and physical network performance with a single solution.
With SteelCentral and VMware vSphere you can scale application delivery infrastructure across VMware vSphere virtualized server hosts, analyze and troubleshoot the performance of critical sessions or channel actions in VMware View environments, and troubleshoot VMware NSX virtualized networks faster with visibility into overlay protocols.
VMware vCloud Air provides customers a seamless architecture to support on-premises workloads as well as cloud-based workloads. Riverbed’s SteelHead and SteelCentral provide visibility and optimization across all aspects of the virtualized, hybrid enterprise
With SteelHead, SteelCentral, and VMware, you can increase application performance up to 100x, while reducing bandwidth by up to 97% in virtualized environments, and you can analyze and troubleshoot the performance of critical sessions or virtual channels in VMware View environments.