Riverbed Accelerates Steelhead WAN Optimization Appliance With RiOS 8.5

Riverbed Technology updated its Steelhead WAN optimization appliance with new software that simplifies the management of hybrid MPLS and Internet networks and optimizes the performance of Microsoft and NetApp applications.

These enhancements, Riverbed said, are delivered through the latest version of its software platform, RiOS 8.5, which was rolled out this week.

In addition to RiOS 8.5, Riverbed introduced a new Steelhead hardware appliance, the CX 255 series, for small to midsize branches. According to Riverbed, the CX 255 series, available next quarter, gets up to 6-Mbps bandwidth capacity, meaning it offers triple the throughput of its predecessors, the Steelhead CX 150 and CX 250.

August 12,2013