Riverbed Steelhead Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Sr. IT Infrastructure and Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 12 2016

What is most valuable?

First of all we are great fan of Riverbed WAN optimization feature which I would say is the most valuable for us as we have couple of low bandwidth scenarios. Apart from this we are using specific Office 365 optimization since we are using Exchange online. We also use EX functionality of the box… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Many of our offshore installation are on low bandwidth but this has really helped to optimize the network which basically means we are able to achieve faster data connection or link.

What needs improvement?

There are issues with the tech support and scalability.

What other advice do I have?

Riverbed is great product and base functionality of these devices which is WAN optimization is handled by them in best and intelligent way.
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Security Technical Analyst at a government with 10,001+ employees
Aug 18 2016

What is most valuable?

The data reduction was fantastic, saved the company I was working for at the time a lot of time and money in upgrading circuits. Management of the device is simple, but… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Enabled the company I was working for then the opportunity to centralise file storage, which reduced the cost of Windows server licenses by a massive amount. It also meant… more»

What needs improvement?

The version of RIOS that I used was very good, and I can't think of anything that needed major improvement at the time. We were using most of the functionality of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Don't be scared of the pricing, they seem expensive, but in reality the performance of these appliances is astounding. Even a circuit of the equivalent speed would not be… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No, we went from bare WAN connections to Steelheads, we were running out of capacity on the WAN connections, users were complaining and we needed to centralise their data… more»

What other advice do I have?

Riverbed Steelhead is a brilliant concept, and well executed appliance. It really does do it's job very well and worth the investment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at Cisco WAAS at the time, but it was very early technology, and I didn't have confidence in it. We also looked at BlueCoat, but it didn't offer the full… more»

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.

Also known as
RIverbed Steelhead, Steelhead
Riverbed Steelhead customers

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

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