The data compression through the WAN. It is like being on a LAN. It is even more effective when the technology uses an adaptive transfer scheme known as "warm transfer".
Improvements to My Organization
Critical data such as emails and Sharepoint files being able to move faster across the WAN via Riverbed Steelhead's compress/decompress mechanism.
Room for Improvement
Need to handle more traffic simultaneously.
Use of Solution
No, everything is plug and play with minor configuration involved.
Not at all
Not at all
Customer Service and Technical Support
Customer Service: 5 out of 5Technical Support: 5 out of 5
I used Cisco WAAS technology before. The Riverbed Steelhead is much easier to configure and works faster on packet delivery.
Setup was very straightforward.
Less bandwidth usage
Please do some diligent research before purchasing the product. It is quite expensive but it is worth it in the long run.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Aug 31 2014