Riverbed SteelHead License
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Dedicated Performance The Riverbed Steelhead CX series features dedicated appliances designed to provide the highest performing and most scalable WAN optimization solution for any sized environment.
Purpose built and singularly focused on delivering the speed, scale, and simplicity that are hallmarks of the Riverbed product family, the Steelhead CX series is powered by the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS ), which thousands of organizations rely upon to deliver LAN-like performance across the wide area network (WAN).
Riverbed SteelHead Features
The Steelhead CX series overcomes bandwidth and geographic limitations to make users more productive, data transfers faster, and applications perform seamlessly regardless of location. The demand for anywhere / anytime access to data puts tremendous strain on IT to maintain an organization’s competitive edge.
To keep up, companies have consolidated their IT infrastructure as a way to simplify management, increase resource utilization, and reduce costs. This greater concentration of consolidated and virtualized servers within the data center has also made data protection and replication an even greater priority.
Unfortunately, these consolidated architectures often result in poor performance and increased costs due to the constraints of operating across the WAN. The Steelhead CX series allows organizations to break through this performance barrier to deliver enterprise-class WAN optimization. Key features of the Steelhead CX series include:
The Acceleration of Key Enterprise Applications
The Steelhead CX series accelerates the broad range of applications that are critical to business. Through a combination of data reduction, TCP and UDP optimization, and application level protocol optimization, RiOS delivers dramatic performance increases across the WAN for applications, up to 100 times.
IT Infrastructure Consolidation and Virtualization
The Steelhead CX appliance allows companies to consolidate IT infrastructure, cut costs, and reduce operational complexity without sacrificing performance. Reduced bandwidth and response times improve the end user experience and make deploying virtual servers, desktops, and applications faster and easier than ever.
Reduced Bandwidth Utilization
Advanced data reduction processes typically reduce bandwidth utilization by 60 – 95 percent, often allowing companies to defer costly network bandwidth upgrades.
Enhanced Data Protection
Organizations can eliminate remote backup infrastructure and remediate the risk of data disclosure through lost tapes or media. By speeding data transfer, Riverbed enables speedy, resilient and secure replication and backup over the WAN, often reducing replication times from hours to minutes
The Steelhead CX series is designed to transparently deploy in minutes without changes to applications, users, routers, or other IT infrastructure. Each appliance seamlessly provides optimization with any member of the Steelhead product family and integrates in a vast array of network environments and topologies.
Ongoing management is available through the powerful web-based and command line interfaces, which provide in-depth reporting and NetFlow export.
High-performance Hardware The Steelhead CX series is built to accommodate the requirements of today’s intensive network operations. The appliances are available in a wide range of sizes and form factors and feature more memory, CPU, connections, and disk (including many with SSDs) than their predecessors in the xx50 series.
The Steelhead CX series is built to accommodate the requirements of today’s intensive network operations. The appliances are available in a wide range of sizes and form factors and feature more memory, CPU, connections, and disk (including many with SSDs) than their predecessors in the xx50 series.
The Steelhead CX series enables organizations to maximize the value of their WAN optimization investment. More robust specifications and the power of RiOS improve disaster recovery/replication performance and enable greater consolidation to the data center without sacrificing performance or increasing bandwidth.
Whether you are an international Navy needing to optimize communication with a distributed fleet or an enterprise building out your private cloud, the Steelhead CX series delivers the performance and ROI necessary to ensure project success.