We would have never even thought to
download large files over a 3G card before
Steelhead Mobile. Remote employees are
no longer difficult to collaborate with. Now
they can operate with the rest of their team.
Chris Pinckney, CIO, Psomas
Psomas is a leading consulting engineering firm specializing in the land development, water and transportation markets.
Ranked as one of ENR’s Top 100 Engineering Firms in the U.S. Founded in 1946 by George Psomas, Psomas has grown into a
full-service consulting firm of nearly 800 employees.
As enterprises continue
Make 3,000 Miles Feel Like 30 Feet
The world’s getting smaller every day. Headquarters is no longer the only place for their march toward mobility
transacting business. Your customers, partners, and suppliers are around the corner,
across town, or all over the globe. And each part of your organization needs
to freely participate in business no matter where it’s happening, no matter how fast
and an increasingly distributed
organization, the importance of
accelerating access to network
That’s what Riverbed® is all about: delivering a faster, more connected world by
creating working environments that are so fast and seamless that geographical and
technological constraints become irrelevant. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions
revolutionize the speed and efficiency with which data and applications are stored,
managed, protected, and delivered without adding cost or complexity. Riverbed assets and applications proves
virtually eliminates network and application latency as well as bandwidth constraint
issues, making instant accessibility of data and applications a reality for organizations
of any size or shape.
Optimizing Users and Applications in a Mobile World, Forrester, October 2007
Riverbed works everywhere with anyone on any platform (like Linux, Mac, SAN, etc.)
to eliminate geographical limitations. By fundamentally changing the way people
and organizations work over long distances, Riverbed allows people in Atlanta to
collaborate with people in Amsterdam as if they were in the same office. Entire
globally-dispersed companies start doing business faster and more reliably.
Suddenly, they can take on more customers and serve them at a lower cost. Servers
and other equipment can be centralized and deployed to meet strategic needs, not
merely geographic ones. IT infrastructure becomes more flexible and cost-effective,
data more protected and secure. And suddenly your whole organization — even mobile Riverbed Steelhead Appliance 1U Model
workers — becomes faster, more nimble, and more productive.
Going Where No Technology Has Gone Before In short, by optimizing performance of data and applications from the data center
Riverbed offers solutions that systematically address all factors that slow to remote offices to mobile workers and back again, Riverbed prepares you to take
performance and delivery over WANs, including bandwidth constraints, application your place in the global economy — whether you work in Berlin, Beijing or Boston.
chattiness, and storage limitations. And only Riverbed extends these high levels Or all three.
of optimization to mobile workers, arming road warriors with the speed to be as
productive and to collaborate as effectively as headquarters-based employees.
More than two-thirds of the workforce
now operate outside of headquarters.
Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2005-2009 Forecast and Analysis, IDC, October 2005
There are three major technologies that have
changed the way we do business in this firm. One is
email, two is the Web, and three is Riverbed. It’s that
important to us... It has allowed us to do work we could
never do before in ways we could never do it.
Bruce Bartolf, CTO, Gensler
Gensler Architecture Worldwide is the largest architecture firm in the world, with 35 offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
Moving at Speeds that Shrink the World ●● Freedom to simplify, consolidate, and protect
Reduce the cost, complexity, and vulnerability of your IT infrastructure without
Riverbed WAN optimization solutions surpass alternatives by enabling acceleration
degrading performance. Consolidating servers, applications, and backup enables
at all three key communication points of the enterprise: data center/headquarters,
you to not only dramatically cut IT maintenance and management costs, but be
remote offices, and mobile workers.
more compliant with industry regulations mandating data security.
Easily deployed within any organization, Steelhead® appliances from Riverbed are
●● Reduce bandwidth utilization up to 95%
scalable from ten to hundreds of thousands of users, transparently accelerating
By eliminating redundant network traffic, you can delay or avoid WAN bandwidth
traffic end to end. The Steelhead Mobile software product is deployed on laptops
upgrades and even de-provision current bandwidth to significantly reduce costs.
to complete the circle of optimization, giving mobile workers the same level of
performance as their office-based peers. And built in to each Steelhead appliance ●● Quickly and securely back up and replicate data across the WAN
and Steelhead Mobile solution, the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS™) software Cut backup windows by up to 95%, enabling more frequent backups across the
combines patented data de-duplication, TCP optimization, application-level latency WAN, greater data protection, and elimination of the inefficiencies and security
optimizations, and remote office file and management functionality. risks associated with remote office tape backups.
With Riverbed’s plug-and-play ease of implementation, any enterprise can be ●● Mobile workers collaborate in real-time
optimized to never-before-realized speeds — enabling geographically dispersed Executives, sales people, engineers, consultants, or anyone, nearly anywhere,
teams, partners, and locales to change the way they do business by sharing can benefit from LAN-like connectivity to business applications for continuous
documents, applications, and data with LAN-like performance and security. productivity. And by accelerating data and applications over their private VPN,
companies can improve collaboration with strategic partners and suppliers as well.
It’s Not Location, Location – It’s Acceleration, Acceleration
Companies of every size — ranging from the Fortune 50 and Global 1000, to growing
companies with a single office — rely upon Riverbed to bring the promise of speed,
Based on the average investment
flexibility, and IT cost savings to their enterprise. These organizations enjoy
unprecedented results because Riverbed solutions address all the factors that impact
of $21,360 per 100 users, the
the performance and efficiency of data and applications. The result? Accelerated data
delivery, protection, and storage at a reduced infrastructure cost.
●● Applications run up to 100 times faster payback period from deploying the
Accelerate Microsoft Exchange, Windows or UNIX file sharing, FTP, HTTP, Web
applications, secure SSL-encrypted traffic, MS SQL and other key enterprise Riverbed solution averaged 7.3 months
applications used on WANs to dramatically improve collaboration, file sharing,
and productivity. for the companies surveyed, yielding
an average ROI of 484%.
Adding Business Value with Wide-Area Data Services, IDC, 2007
Financial savings come both from the avoidance
of costly bandwidth upgrades and the reduction in IT
management costs. By reducing the amount of data
traversing the WAN, the savings in bandwidth costs
alone paid for our investment in Riverbed.
Steve Schmitt, IT Manager Performance Goes Up, Costs Go Down — Way Down
Le Coq Sportif
With Riverbed, performance doesn’t cost, it saves. Less traffic means lower bandwidth
Le Coq Sportif, the French sporting manufacturer established in requirements — expensive upgrades become unnecessary. Server-less remote offices
1882 by Emile Camuset, supplied all the great athletes, clubs,
federations and competitions in Europe throughout the 60’s, 70’s are finally a reality. Go ahead, consolidate IT assets — everything from file servers
and 80’s. The “tricolour” brand begins a new chapter reinforcing its to backup systems to IT support — and reap the savings. You’ll eliminate redundant
historical philosophy of authenticity, elegance and uniqueness. operating costs, save on disaster recovery, and cut bandwidth costs — all while
enabling employees to work more productively than ever before.
Faster Time to The Possible
Riverbed unlocks the potential of the global economy by changing the way business
works. Imagine the leaps in innovation your geographically dispersed employees
can achieve with faster, more effective collaboration. Revolutionize your supply
chain on a global scale — regardless of where your employees are located. Make your
organization the nimble operation it needs to be in today’s ultra fast-paced world.
With Riverbed, globally-distributed architects more rapidly design innovative new
buildings. Engineers on opposite ends of the U.S. collaborate on storm water
management systems to protect and preserve water resources. A manufacturer of
wireless telecommunications products rolls out new offerings ahead of schedule and
the competition. And a retail apparel brand expands its reach around the globe.
Whatever the business objective, Riverbed makes the impossible, possible. It’s just
We’re on the road all the time, working from client
sites, at projects, or anywhere in between. Steelhead
Mobile software delivers performance for our mobile
workers that is entirely comparable to the application
performance we enjoy here at the office.
Mike Simpson, U.S. IT Manager, Golder Associates
Golder Associates is one of the most respected engineering and environmental services groups in the world. Founded in 1960, Golder now employs
over 5,000 people who operate from more than 150 offices located throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
We’ve evaluated several of the WDS solution
providers and found that Riverbed offers the most
comprehensive solution available today.
David Galton-Fenzi, Group Sales Director, Zycko
Zycko distributes for over 35 leading IT solutions vendors, enabling its 3,000+ reseller, systems integrator and
service provider customers to deliver best-in-class open-system convergent solutions to customers around the
world. Operating from 13 offices on 4 continents, with over 250 staff, Zycko achieves annual sales of over $180 million.
Cisco Customers Love Riverbed
Riverbed helps us
Over 5,000 customers — the majority running Cisco networks — rely on tens of
thousands of Steelhead appliances to support remote offices and data centers
address the needs of the
on every continent on the globe. Likewise, Steelhead Mobile software extends this
performance to mobile workers — wherever they are. Our customers, including more entire organization: data
center, remote offices and
than 100 of the Fortune 500, encompass some of the largest banks in the world,
major oil companies, government agencies, major manufacturers, and thousands
of small businesses. From financial services to manufacturing, legal to engineering
firms, energy to governments — organizations across a broad swath of industries
enjoy the power and simplicity of the Riverbed solution to generate dramatic results.
mobile workers. No other
vendor delivers the way
Riverbed’s Steelhead David Galton-Fenzi, Group Sales Director, Zycko
appliances accelerated our
disaster recovery backups Through more than 1,000 technology alliances, strategic partners, and channel
by 55x, enabling us to
partners, Riverbed delivers comprehensive, award-winning technology and solutions
that rapidly scale and expand to meet the needs of every organization, from modest
deployments to the largest enterprise. Our extensive partner network includes
synchronize both a 240GB industry-leading companies with complementary technology and expertise, as well
as hundreds of resellers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
and 120GB database over a
1Mbps link in just 1.5 hours.
Michael Geldart, Senior Manager, Computer Operations, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development,
and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the
acute care environment.
The cost savings for the We’re Not Just Changing the World. We’re Shrinking It.
company have been signifi- Imagine running applications over the WAN up to 100 times faster to deliver the
immediacy of local performance to remote offices and mobile workers. Speed up
cant. In one year, the Riverbed any global organization. Or make any organization, no matter how small, play on a
Steelhead appliances have That’s Riverbed.
been quickly paid for them- Learn More
Riverbed is the market and technology leader in WAN optimization solutions, enabling
selves through eliminating distributed organizations to simplify, accelerate, protect, and consolidate their IT
infrastructure and applications. Riverbed provides the highest performance levels
costly international bandwidth
across the broadest range of applications over WANs, accelerating applications by up
to 100 times, and reducing WAN traffic by up to 95%.
upgrades and will continue to Discover how Riverbed can change your business. Visit www.riverbed.com today.
pay for themselves over and
Riverbed Technology At-a-Glance
over again. That was easily ●● Founded: 2002
demonstrated to the head of ●● Revenues: $236 million (2007)
our manufacturing department
●● Steelhead Appliances Deployed: 50,000 and counting
●● Customers: Over 5,000 (including 45% of the Forbes Global 100)
and CFO, who provided ●● InfoWorld “Technology of the Year - WAN Accelerators” for fours years running
(2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008)
funding for the project.
Michael Geldar, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Riverbed positioned in
leaders quadrant of the
Gartner WAN Optimization
Magic Quadrant, 2007, for
the second year in a row.
WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) Magic Quadrant 2007, Gartner, December 2007