NitroAccelerator vs. Riverbed SteelHead

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NitroAccelerator
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
NitroAccelerator installs as a device driver to endpoints to optimize TCP-based connections. The solution is software-based and does not rely on third party proxies, distributed caching, lateral data-movement, or hardware appliances. The vendor states that NitroAccelerator is EPL Certified and approved to run on DoD networks with no known vulnerabilities or direct-competing vendors and is currently accelerating and securing enterprise-level connections all over the world.N/A
Riverbed SteelHead
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
San Francisco based Riverbed Technology offers Steelhead, a WAN optimization solution, which includes the SteelHead CX/GX delivering optimization for Hybrid WANs, accelerating the performance of applications to improve productivity and reduce costs, and SteelHead SD combining SD-WAN and WAN Optimization, providing a single, unified orchestration and connectivity fabric across the entire distributed enterprise network with embedded security, optimization, and visibility.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFirst year Maintenance & Support (M&S) are included in the license price. For the second year on, annual M&S will be charged at 20% of the original license price.
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Routers
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Routers
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
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User Testimonials
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Nitrosphere
If you have an analytics-supporting SQL Server instance on a VM or bare metal, this is for you. Any large queries will get a massive speed-up. If you're using a DBaaS, then you would need to set up a proxy VM to see the benefits. If you have a transactional-only database, you won't likely see any benefits.
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Riverbed Technology
If you are dealing with large CAD files on a daily basis "remotely", Riverbed Steelhead makes your home office feel just like the office
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Pros
Nitrosphere
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Riverbed Technology
  • Effectively improves data throughput over VPN WAN connections.
  • Seamless operation.
  • Optimizes a variety of applications. Including, HTTPS, Citrix, Netapp SM and SV, Exchange, etc.
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Cons
Nitrosphere
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Riverbed Technology
  • A reduction in price is always welcomed
  • Simplify and streamline advanced features and add-on pieces for more detailed traffic analysis
  • Getting granularity into traffic behavior becomes confusing and very expensive
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Alternatives Considered
Nitrosphere
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Riverbed Technology
We tested Cisco eleven years ago in parallel with Riverbed in a PoC. The Cisco configuration was very complex and sticky based on the location. The Riverbed configuration is flexible based on the whole storage. A software client for devices like laptops or tablets is not available for Cisco WAAS, therefore we selected Riverbed based on a PoC.
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Return on Investment
Nitrosphere
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Riverbed Technology
  • Files now open a lot quicker, at near local speeds.
  • We are able to respond to customers quicker as we can get access quicker.
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