The flexibility and agility of the cloud, such as pay-as-you-grow pricing and the ability to add capacity as required, is driving the adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings at a rapid rate. Services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce.com are a couple of the most popular cloud-based offerings.
As data centres are no longer local when services are moved to the cloud, the end user experience can suffer. Sluggish application delivery as a result of a poor or congested internet connection limits user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.
Riverbed Technology’s SteelHead wide-area network (WAN) optimisation solution has been addressing these performance issues for some time. The technology has developed to combine internet and WAN optimisation to accelerate SaaS offerings (such a Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce.com) through Riverbed’s SteelHead SaaS, ensuring a reduction in bandwidth and delivering a superior user experience.
Riverbed solves end user application performance problems across WANs including:
- Data Streamlining reduces bandwidth consumption by 60-95% by working across all TCP applications
- Transport Streamlining , 65-98% reduction in the number of TCP packets required to transfer data
- Application Streamlining reduces application protocol chattiness up to 98% and minimises overhead through the provision of order-of-magnitude performance improvements
Deployment Scenario for Office 365
A 20.8MB file downloads from Office 365 SharePoint Online up to 33 times faster* (on second and subsequent downloads) with the Steelhead SaaS solution than without.
*Riverbed optimisation tests
For more information please download:
Accelerating the Delivery of Microsoft Office 365
Performance brief: Accelerating Microsoft Office 365 with Riverbed SteelHead SaaS
Fast Facts: Top Ten Reasons to use SteelHead SaaS
Case Study: MTC Australia Riverbed SteelHead Case Study
Datasheet: SteelHead SaaS Datasheet
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