Riverbed Speeds Up More And More Office 365 Sites
Riverbed Technology has reached over one million clients using its Steelhead Cloud accelerator for Microsoft Office365, proving its capabilities over the WAN.
The Steelhead Cloud accelerator, a first-of-its-kind solution, is a software add-on for Riverbed Steelhead appliances. It accelerates cloud-based services and SaaS applications over the WAN and optimises traffic across the public internet. Without the accelerator, application delivery to the end user can struggle due to congested networks, protocol inefficiencies and limited or restricted bandwidth.
The accelerator uses the internet optimised Akamai Intelligent Platform, resulting in an improvement in the speed and delivery of Office365 by up to 33 times. A reduction in bandwidth of up to 97 per cent is also possible.
The acceleration service makes a WAN operate like a LAN – vital for end users that are located far from a Microsoft datacentre and accessing Office 365 through public internet spaces and increasingly on mobile devices.
As the Riverbed solution accelerates routing, browsing, file transfers, email and attachments, the overall experience for Office365 users is significantly enhanced.
According to a Riverbed spokesperson, the explosive growth rate for the take up of Riverbed technologies for Office365 is also being driven by an exceptional value proposition for the customer.
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