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Riverbed supports 90 per cent of public cloud deployments

Riverbed Technology has added support for Microsoft Azure as part of its flagship SteelHead product.

This week Riverbed, a leader in application performance infrastructure, unveiled SteelHead 8.6, which brings its market-leading application acceleration solution to Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure. The update means the SteelHead, which was already available with many other leading providers, now supports 90 per cent of all public cloud deployments.

Along with version 8.6, Riverbed also announced SteelHead CX 7055v, an enterprise-scale virtual solution delivering up to 1Gbps of optimised traffic for private and hybrid clouds. This means that enterprise customers can now expand virtualisation in their data centres to improve efficiency while also lowering IT costs.

With an upgraded App Engine, SteelHead users can now set policies and classes for over 1,100 applications. As a result, it now enables more granular control over all network traffic, automatically reserving bandwidth for business-critical apps and steering them on to low-latency, uncongested links – this allows IT to align application delivery more directly with business needs.

Paul O’Farrell, senior VP and general manager of SteelHead Products Group at Riverbed, said: “SteelHead is the dominant platform for accelerating business applications across enterprise networks."

“Our customers are now deploying applications in multiple clouds and scaling their network infrastructure to 1Gbps to ensure the highest level of user experience at all locations. SteelHead 8.6 simplifies these deployment challenges by allowing our customers to deliver consistent application performance across an increasingly dynamic IT environment.

“With SteelHead 8.6, enterprises can enjoy an enhanced user experience for the full range of Microsoft business apps and Microsoft Azure-based cloud workloads.”

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