Riverbed: Leaders in WAN Acceleration & WDS (Wide-area Data Services)
Riverbed are global leaders in point to point network acceleration. Their range of Steelhead Appliances enable applications running over the WAN to behave with LAN like performance. Improvements in many cases can be 200x faster.
Unlike point products that improve one part of the WAN performance problem - like WAFS, WAN optimisation, and web application acceleration, Riverbed's Wide Area Data Services is the only comprehensive solution to remote office IT problems.
What can Riverbed do?
Riverbed use a number of technologies encompassed under the title WDS (Wide Area Data services) to solve inefficient WAN issues such as:
- Poor application performance
- Insufficient, expensive or congested network bandwidth into remote offices
- Difficulties in IT consolidation
- Challenges with slow remote data backup and replication
- Increasing demands of the mobile workforce
Riverbed's Wide Area Data Services provide LAN like access to data and applications anywhere throughout the enterprise network, enabling real-time collaboration for users in branch offices and mobile workers all over the world.
Riverbed's RiOS 5.0 operating system offers incredible benefits including:
- Application acceleration
- WAN Optimisation
- Wide area file services (WAFS)
- QoS and traffic shaping
- Web caching
What Acceleration Benefits Can Riverbed Deliver?
The diagram below illustrates the order of magnitude of the acceleration possible with Riverbed Steelheads.