Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Riverbed Releases its Most Powerful SteelHead

Riverbed introduced its most powerful Riverbed SteelHead WAN optimization appliances to date.

The Riverbed CX 70 series features a complete hardware update, including solid state drive-based architecture, double the RAM capacity and increased processing power for great scalability and even better application performance. It is targeted at hybrid enterprises seeking to accelerate performance of on-premises, cloud, and SaaS applications.  To address these challenges, SteelHead CX 70 series can securely optimize the growing number of connections between end-users and web-based application servers.

Some highlights

  • Up to 5x more WAN capacity for SteelHead Network Services, which include Application Flow Engine, Network QoS, Path Selection, Secure Transport and SteelFlow – the integration between SteelHead 9.0 and SteelCentral AppResponse 9.5 for complete visibility of performance metrics
  • Rated to support 100% of optimized connections using secure socket layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS) application protocols, meeting the data transport security requirements of modern day applications
  • Greatly improved application performance and reliability with 100% solid state drive (SSD)-based architecture.

“Riverbed is best positioned to do for hybrid networks and SaaS applications what we’ve done for traditional WANs and applications running on-premises for over 10 years,” said Paul O’Farrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SteelHead Products Group at Riverbed. “SteelHead has always delivered unparalleled optimization to applications, and we’ve now added visibility and control across hybrid apps and hybrid networks, which are critical to enabling hybrid enterprises to achieve peak performance. Our new CX70 hardware series coupled with SteelHead 9.0 and SteelCentral AppResponse 9.5, offers the most powerful solution for IT to transform application performance into business performance.”