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San Francisco based Riverbed Technology offers Steelhead, a WAN optimization platform.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/Bt/yn/4QICOZS4827A.pngUps and downs of RiverbedSteelhead is used to limit the bandwidth usage for our remote offices.,For many protocols, Steelhead does not need any tuning to provide benefit. In our offices that are using SnapMirror replication we've seen over 90% optimization.,We've had a recurring issue with SPORT errors causing Steelhead to crash across our environment. This has been an issue across several versions of code. Steelhead will randomly drop out of the AD domain thus disabling SMB2/3 optimization and encrypted MAPI optimization.,6,We've been able to increase the amount of data we are replicating and thus increasing our recover ability in the case of DR.,,Infoblox IPAM, Cisco Cloud Web Security, Cisco ASASteelhead Riverbed - a solid performerWe have Riverbed Steelhead deployed across our global organization. We use it to optimize traffic, which allows us to use lower MPLS bandwidth than otherwise needed, saving us thousands of dollars. We also use it to analyze traffic flows.,Optimizes traffic, reducing bandwidth needs Gives insight into traffic Simple to set up and deploy,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,9,We have been able to keep our MPLS expenses to a minimum The ease of management and deployment keeps our IT personnel costs down,Aerohive Wireless WAN, Cisco Wide Area Application Services and Silver Peak NX,SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer, Statseeker, PRTG Network Monitor
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May 01, 2017

Riverbed Steelhead Review: "Ups and downs of Riverbed"

Score 6 out of 10
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Steelhead is used to limit the bandwidth usage for our remote offices.
  • For many protocols, Steelhead does not need any tuning to provide benefit.
  • In our offices that are using SnapMirror replication we've seen over 90% optimization.
  • We've had a recurring issue with SPORT errors causing Steelhead to crash across our environment. This has been an issue across several versions of code.
  • Steelhead will randomly drop out of the AD domain thus disabling SMB2/3 optimization and encrypted MAPI optimization.
Steelhead does a good job reducing WAN traffic, but recent instability of code has made the product less desirable than previously.
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September 02, 2016

Riverbed Steelhead Review: "Steelhead Riverbed - a solid performer"

Score 9 out of 10
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We have Riverbed Steelhead deployed across our global organization. We use it to optimize traffic, which allows us to use lower MPLS bandwidth than otherwise needed, saving us thousands of dollars. We also use it to analyze traffic flows.
  • Optimizes traffic, reducing bandwidth needs
  • Gives insight into traffic
  • Simple to set up and deploy
  • 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
Riverbed Steelhead significantly helps with bandwidth optimization for Microsoft file sharing and Microsoft Exchange. If these services are centralized, Riverbed Steelhead makes sense. Less suitable areas where I might not implement Riverbed Steelhead would include SAP and Web based optimization/bandwidth reduction.
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San Francisco based Riverbed Technology offers Steelhead, a WAN optimization platform.
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