Now available on Nutanix’s AHV platform, Riverbed® SteelHead™ is the industry-leading network optimization and application acceleration solution chosen by over 30,000 organizations worldwide. SteelHead dramatically speeds up the performance of applications anywhere in the organization while delivering the best end-user experience even under sub-optimal network conditions.

Key Benefits

Accelerated Application Performance and Reduced Bandwidth Consumption

  • Reduces bandwidth utilization by up to 95%, deferring costly network bandwidth upgrades
  • Increases performance by up to 100x for on-premises applications
  • Leverages application awareness to distinguish between business and non-critical network  traffic to select optimal acceleration path
  • Enables rapid, resilient, and secure replication and backup over the WAN

Integrated Visibility

  • SteelHead can send Riverbed® SteelFlow, enriched flow data to Riverbed®  NetProfiler for analysis of:
    • Optimized network performance
    • WAN optimization reporting (i.e., bandwidth reduction)
    • SteelHead QoS configuration and usage
  • Application recognition Improves network troubleshooting capabilities through enhanced packet capture for analysis with Riverbed® AppResponse

Enhanced Control and Management

  • Performs ongoing centralized management through the SteelHead Controller Web Interface,   or from CLI
  • Discovers and reports on applications in use across the organization
  • Leverages simplified configuration with REST API for hybrid features— path selection, QoS, and secure transport—and custom API scripts for monitoring
  • Secures optimized traffic between SteelHead solutions across private and Internet links with standardsbased encryption
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