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"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."

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Top Answer: We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
Top Answer: I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication.
Top Answer: They should include a network switch in a future release.
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Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead also provides better visibility into application and network performance and the end user experience plus control through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking and path selection based on centralized, business intent-based policies for what you want to achieve as a business.

Silver Peak NX Appliances are the optimal hardware solution for accelerating the most stringent remote replication workloads. The NX appliances are sized for the smallest of branch offices to the world's largest data centers and disaster recovery sites, supporting up to 5 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of WAN capacity and 512,000 simultaneous flows. It can also overcome network bandwidth, distance and quality challenges when replicating data over the WAN.
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Sample Customers
Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic
Group Dekko, Kingston Technology, American Student Assistance, Ares Management, Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Colonial Savings, Community Bank, Denali Credit Union, Bed Bath & Beyond, Breweries of Cameroon, Carnival Australia, Coastal Beverages, Toshiba Electronics, Tru Blu Beverages, WAXIE Sanitary Supply, Charleston Area Medical Center, Community Health Plan, Healthcare Company, Mercy Health, Linklaters, Miles & Stockbridge, Thomson Snell & Passmore
Top Industries
Energy/Utilities Company23%
Construction Company8%
Media Company8%
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company26%
Media Company6%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise71%
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Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews while Silver Peak NX is ranked 9th in WAN Optimization. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.0, while Silver Peak NX is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak VX, Ipanema IpIengine and CloudGenix, whereas Silver Peak NX is most compared with Cato Networks, Citrix SD-WAN, Aryaka SmartServices and Silver Peak VX.

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