Overall Satisfaction with Riverbed Steelhead
Our organization uses Riverbed Steelhead devices between our Production site and our Disaster Recovery site. It has drastically improved the throughput of our WAN connection between these locations. Our 100mb connection is often able to carry 800+mb of compressed and optimized data. Additionally, with 11 remote locations, we use the steelhead mobile controller to optimized traffic between our Production site and remote users. This dramatically improves the end user experience over VPN connections.
- Effectively improves data throughput over VPN WAN connections.
- Seamless operation.
- Optimizes a variety of applications. Including, HTTPS, Citrix, Netapp SM and SV, Exchange, etc.
- It would be great if Riverbed extended these capabilities to cellphones and tablets.
- Great cost savings for expanded WAN connections.
- The maintenance cost of the devices is high.
I have done a POC of several other vendors products and Riverbed Steelhead comes out on top.