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SteelCentral

Drive performance insight…not hindsight. SteelCentral enables you to deliver and proactively maintain the applications that are critical to your business. It is the only end-to-end solution that combines user experience, infrastructure, application, and network monitoring for a holistic view of application performance.

Improve Application Performance in the Hybrid Enterprise

SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead enables you to easily leverage and control hybrid WANs for accelerated delivery, based on your business requirements, of critical applications over faster, more secure networks and less-critical recreational applications over the public Internet. The solution simplifies application performance and path management and ensures secure service-level delivery for business critical applications.  SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead also provides performance monitoring with reporting metrics such as traffic levels, application throughput performance and TCP session flow characteristics – to help diagnose and fix problems.

Easy configuration, visibility, optimization and control

SteelCentral Controller leverages a wizard-like process for defining application policies based on customer business requirements and helps you prioritize, secure and deliver applications over any network (MPLS and Internet) based on intent-based, global business policies.

The SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead provides easy configuration, monitoring, upgrading, troubleshooting and reporting on your Riverbed SteelHead solutions including groups of SteelHead CX appliances, virtual or cloud instances, and SteelHead Interceptor appliances in an easy-to-use, browser-based management console.

Easy Configuration

  • Centralizes configuration for a SteelHead deployment from a single dashboard
  • Enables configuration of security setup to enable hybrid path selection of secured networks
  • Sends configuration to SteelHeads automatically once they come online

Centralized monitoring and reporting

  • Monitors SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead Mobile and SteelHead Interceptor including health checks, auto-registrations and automatic backups
  • Supports SNMP MIBs to monitor SteelHeads through third party applications
  • Provides reporting capabilities on the SteelHead solution’s health and other statistics in an easy-to-use format

Uninterrupted service

  • Supports additions or removal of SteelHeads without affecting operations
  • Facilitates backup and restore of all configuration files from distributed SteelHeads
  • Allows scheduling of updates and policy configurations so they can take place after-hours or at any specified time

Manage hybrid WAN optimization at scale with SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead

SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead enables you to maximize the ROI of your SteelHead deployment.

Centralized management

  • Streamlines configuration and ongoing management of a large SteelHead deployment
  • Simplifies configuration management with flexible group features to deploy consistent configurations
  • Provides cluster management for the SteelHead Interceptor appliances
  • Facilitates configuration by automatically deriving all application path possibilities across all SteelHeads

Aggregated and granular reporting

  • Provides flexible reporting on the performance improvements
  • Reports on bandwidth usage, bandwidth compression, and specific performance of particular ports/apps /appliances
  • Displays a centralized view of the overall health of all SteelHeads

Visibility, Optimization, Control

  • Provides at-a-glance views globally, by sites and by application in dashboard views
  • Dynamically selects the best path based on application-aware, business intent-based policies and network availability
  • Increases application and data transfer performance up to 100x
  • Delivers improved visibility with end user monitoring for all optimized traffic on premise and now including optimized Web and SaaS applications

Learn more about SteelHead and Hybrid WANs

 

Today, application performance equals business performance. Improving IT collaboration and troubleshooting is critical in today’s application-driven business world to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. At the same time, application complexity— with cloud, SaaS, hybrid networks and end-user mobility—has grown beyond the ability of the old-school, domain-centric performance management tools to manage efficiently. An “application” is not just the software code sitting on a server, but a very complex combination of services and databases; physical and virtual severs hosted in on-premise datacenters and in the cloud; multiple networks connecting everything; and finally end-users on many device types from many locations accessing the application. Any piece of the puzzle, any flaw in the service, can slow performance down or cause it to fail completely. Unfortunately, companies typically take a point solution approach to managing performance with multiple, siloed tools that don’t interact with one another.

 

Riverbed® SteelCentral™ takes a new approach to application performance management. It captures and analyzes performance data, deeply and broadly, across all networks and applications while monitoring end-user experience across all users, all the time. SteelCentral is a comprehensive and integrated performance management platform that provides centralized visibility and insight to ensure optimal performance of enterprise applications while maximizing IT efficiency and productivity. It’s modular in nature; you can start with any aspect of performance monitoring and grow to a unified performance view. So, whether the challenge is monitoring performance broadly across all applications, networks and infrastructure, or delving deep into mission-critical application code or the network using packet analysis, SteelCentral is the only end-to-end solution that combines user experience, application, infrastructure, and network monitoring for a holistic view of application performance.

 

STEELCENTRAL PORTAL

Your single source of truth for application performance

Effectively managing application performance in today’s hybrid enterprise requires deep and broad visibility across complex networks and hosting environments. Enterprises often take a fragmented approach to managing applications.

SteelCentral Portal brings everything together in a single pane of glass, eliminating the war room approach to address performance issues that often take months to fix or never get fixed.

Managing performance in a hybrid world?

Application performance equals business performance and visibility into application performance is critical for organization’s today.  But visibility is increasingly difficult to achieve with today’s complex IT environments and applications, which often span traditional data centers, third-party hosting facilities, branch offices, mobile devices, and SaaS and IaaS-based clouds.

To manage the application performance, most IT organizations address performance issues in a “war room” where cross-domain teams come together to troubleshoot problems. Each of these domains – network, applications, infrastructure, end-user experience –has its own set of tools leaving IT with a fragmentary, incomplete view of performance.  As a result, IT engineers spend a lot of time analyzing data and metrics but arrive at different and often conflicting conclusions on the cause of performance problems.

Features and benefits of SteelCentral Portal

“SteelCentral Portal provides our clients with true end-to-end end visibility into application performance, network performance, and end-user experience which is very compelling. In addition, it enables all IT teams, whether focused on the network or applications, to get information faster, and easier.” 
– Gary Middleton, Global Business Development Manager, Dimension Data

Riverbed SteelCentral Portal integrates data from Riverbed’s industry-leading SteelCentral and SteelHead solutions to create a centralized, dynamic view of an enterprise’s application performance environment. This holistic view gives operational teams a single source of truth for application performance, accelerating troubleshooting, and providing meaningful data for stakeholders throughout the enterprise. Ultimately, IT is able to efficiently control and optimize application, data and traffic across the entire hybrid network, keeping key resources focused on strategic projects.

Key benefits include:

  • Improved stakeholder visibility for network, infrastructure, end-user experience and application performance
  • Rapid resolution of operational issues
  • Efficient use of resources across IT
  • Focus IT resources on strategic initiatives, not firefighting

Free Trial: 30-day Free Trial of SteelCentral Portal

See the Complete Picture

SteelCentral Portal brings visibility into and control over end-user experience, application performance, and network performance together in one easy-to-use collaborative tool.  As a result, you will improve business performance & productivity, reduce the risk of business disruption, and improve delivery of strategic IT initiatives.

How It Works

Riverbed SteelCentral Portal uniquely blends data from all relevant sources into a single, actionable source of truth for stakeholders. These sources include Riverbed’s industry-leading visibility tools: SteelCentral AppInternals and AppResponse for APM data, NetAuditor, NetProfiler, NetSensor and UCExpert for NPM data, and SteelHead for additional performance telemetry.SteelCentral Portal uniquely integrates this cross-domain data to create a dynamic map of application performance. Different teams can get a complete picture of the application environment at any level, which helps to more rapidly diagnose and fix service issues.

 

Why SteelCentral + SteelHead?

When you add Riverbed SteelCentral to your SteelHead deployment you’ll get complete application visibility & optimization

Application Visibility Anywhere

Deep application intelligence and network visibility to see all applications, everywhere they run.

Responsiveness & Control

Real-time application visibility to ensure critical applications get Quality of Service (QoS) levels that are aligned with business objectives.

Accelerate Business

Deliver application acceleration anywhere while enhancing end-user experience and visibility to increase productivity levels, optimize resources and reduce TCO.

 

 

STEELCENTRAL CONTROLLER FOR STEELHEAD

Simplify and manage your SteelHead optimization deployments

Delivers an application-centric approach with new centralized, business-intent-based policies and intuitive control and management of users, applications and networks that is based on what you want to achieve as a business. Automatically derive all path possibilities and prioritize, secure and deliver business-critical apps over the fastest networks.

Improve Application Performance in the Hybrid Enterprise

SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead enables you to easily leverage and control hybrid WANs for accelerated delivery, based on your business requirements, of critical applications over faster, more secure networks and less-critical recreational applications over the public Internet. The solution simplifies application performance and path management and ensures secure service-level delivery for business critical applications.  SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead also provides performance monitoring with reporting metrics such as traffic levels, application throughput performance and TCP session flow characteristics – to help diagnose and fix problems.

Easy configuration, visibility, optimization and control

SteelCentral Controller leverages a wizard-like process for defining application policies based on customer business requirements and helps you prioritize, secure and deliver applications over any network (MPLS and Internet) based on intent-based, global business policies.

The SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead provides easy configuration, monitoring, upgrading, troubleshooting and reporting on your Riverbed SteelHead solutions including groups of SteelHead CX appliances, virtual or cloud instances, and SteelHead Interceptor appliances in an easy-to-use, browser-based management console.

Easy Configuration

  • Centralizes configuration for a SteelHead deployment from a single dashboard
  • Enables configuration of security setup to enable hybrid path selection of secured networks
  • Sends configuration to SteelHeads automatically once they come online

Centralized monitoring and reporting

  • Monitors SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead Mobile and SteelHead Interceptor including health checks, auto-registrations and automatic backups
  • Supports SNMP MIBs to monitor SteelHeads through third party applications
  • Provides reporting capabilities on the SteelHead solution’s health and other statistics in an easy-to-use format

Uninterrupted service

  • Supports additions or removal of SteelHeads without affecting operations
  • Facilitates backup and restore of all configuration files from distributed SteelHeads
  • Allows scheduling of updates and policy configurations so they can take place after-hours or at any specified time

Manage hybrid WAN optimization at scale with SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead

SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead enables you to maximize the ROI of your SteelHead deployment.

Centralized management

  • Streamlines configuration and ongoing management of a large SteelHead deployment
  • Simplifies configuration management with flexible group features to deploy consistent configurations
  • Provides cluster management for the SteelHead Interceptor appliances
  • Facilitates configuration by automatically deriving all application path possibilities across all SteelHeads

Aggregated and granular reporting

  • Provides flexible reporting on the performance improvements
  • Reports on bandwidth usage, bandwidth compression, and specific performance of particular ports/apps /appliances
  • Displays a centralized view of the overall health of all SteelHeads

Visibility, Optimization, Control

  • Provides at-a-glance views globally, by sites and by application in dashboard views
  • Dynamically selects the best path based on application-aware, business intent-based policies and network availability
  • Increases application and data transfer performance up to 100x
  • Delivers improved visibility with end user monitoring for all optimized traffic on premise and now including optimized Web and SaaS applications

Learn more about SteelHead and Hybrid WANs