- Traffic acceleration: Improves performance of applications and data migration into and out of the Amazon Cloud.
- Flexible cloud pricing model: The Cloud Steelhead features a subscription-based pricing model to provide cloud-like economics for WAN optimization.
- Simple, portal-based management: The Riverbed Cloud Portal allows organizations to connect to their cloud provider and deploy a Cloud Steelhead instance in just a few clicks.
The Riverbed® Cloud Steelhead® extends Riverbed's market-leading WAN optimization to a solution that is purpose-built for public cloud computing environments. Public, private, and hybrid cloud environments all face the performance limitations inherent in today's applications and networks. In order for enterprises to maximize the flexibility and cost savings of the public cloud they must overcome the same latency and bandwidth constraints that challenge distributed IT infrastructure environments. By overcoming application and network performance problems, Cloud Steelhead accelerates the process of migrating data and applications to the cloud, and accelerates access to that data from anywhere. Compatibility with Amazon Web Services and ESX-based cloud environments eliminate vendor lock-in by giving organizations the freedom to move between cloud providers with ease. Cloud Steelhead offers a number of features to help ensure a smooth transition and user experience across the board.