Riverbed and Microsoft
Move forward with confidence - SteelHead 9.2 delivers cutting-edge optimization for Windows 10, Office 2016 and Office 365.
Riverbed remains committed to delivering best-in-class optimization for the applications critical to your business. With SteelHead, you can take advantage of the latest features from Microsoft, and achieve optimal application performance.
With the introduction of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, Microsoft enhances encryption with SMB 3.1.1.
SteelHead 9.2 is the first and only solution that accelerates file sharing for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 environments. SteelHead latency optimization for SMB 3.1.1 provides up to 99% bandwidth reduction and up to 40x improvement in data transfer rates.
Exchange 2016 / Office 365
The latest Exchange and Outlook users can experience improved reliability and stability with MAPI over HTTP. SteelHead 9.2 is the first and only solution that provides acceleration and data reduction across the most popular email system and its newest protocol variant.
SteelHead provides up to 98% bandwidth reduction and up to 10x improvement in data transfer with new latency optimization for MAPI over HTTP.
Improved Performance Management
SteelHead has always streamlined performance management across the enterprise. With SteelHead 9.2, we give you more so you can do less! With improved services management at greater scale and expanded virtual support, we’re making it easier than ever to deliver optimal application performance across the hybrid enterprise.
Hybrid Networking Improvements
SteelHead 9.2 improves the scale for Hybrid Networking, including path selection, secure transport, and quality of service (QoS). SteelHead 9.2 includes capacity to manage these network services across 500 SteelHeads. SteelHead 9.2 also includes coordination with the new SteelHead Interceptor 5.5 to provide greater throughput for path selection on SteelHead appliances with 10Gbps NICs.
SteelHead 9.2 also simplifies the management of services. In-path rules now accept Host Labels, which include IP addresses, IP address ranges, and Hostnames. The result is a list that is much easier to read and manage granularly. Domain Labels let you apply a specific in-path rule to a service that matches both the IP address as well as a specific domain name (e.g. Service.domain.com).
SteelHead for Virtual on KVM
In response to the demand from customers moving to KVM infrastructure, SteelHead 9.2 can now run as a virtual model on KVM.
With over 100 improvements based on customer feedback, SteelHead 9.2 is full of new capabilities.