In order to assist Organisations to gain best value from IT spend and leverage best ROI from planned growth areas, such as IT virtualisation and consolidation; WAN optimisation is identified as a key technology area to achieve this.
The Riverbed Steelhead WDS solution has consistently proven to be the highest performing line of optimisation and acceleration technology products providing the following benefits:
- Highly scaleable – scales from a software client for mobile workers, through to appliances designed for branch offices and appliances for data centers including an appliance for data centre replication links.
- More productive users – application acceleration provides LAN-like performance irrespective of users location, including home-workers.
- Consolidated IT infrastructure – the goal of virtualization and consolidation can be achieved, as improved performance for applications traditionally constrained to a LAN (i.e MS Office apps) is achieved. This de-coupling of application from location allows the centralization of severs from out of the branch office into the data centre – where further savings can be gained with virtualisation.