Riverbed Steelhead Overview

What is Riverbed Steelhead?

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.

Riverbed Steelhead is also known as RIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead.

Riverbed Steelhead Buyer's Guide

Download the Riverbed Steelhead Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: January 2021

Riverbed Steelhead Customers

Orasure Technologies, Energia Communications Inc., GHD, JLL, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Lathrop & Gage, Carilion Clinic

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Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Top 5Leaderboard
Apr 20, 2020
Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN

What is our primary use case?

You should buy SteelHead for WAN optimization because it delivers more. WAN optimization is the process of increasing data throughput and improving the network and application performance over the WAN. This is what Riverbed SteelHead helps with. If you face a latency issue or slow application performance, go for this solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily."
  • "Application response time and network performance could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

I would 100 percent advise others to implement this product. When potential customers ask us why they should buy SteelHead instead of just increasing their bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 20 Mbps, we tell them that doing so does not eliminate protocol chattiness. The reason behind this is that the TCP three-way handshake will happen at 10 Mbps and at 20 Mbps as well. If you have 20 applications in your environment and your users are accessing those applications, there is a lot of protocol chattiness going on. Upgrading bandwidth will not eliminate it. If you buy SteelHead, you can eliminate the…