FEATURE BRIEF: RiOs – What’s New
RIVERBED OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM (RiOS)
— WHAT’S NEW
NEW FEATURES & CAPABILITIES
• Cost-effectively leverages and enhances hybrid networks to meet business demands • Delivers support for application-level visibility and reporting • Introduces industry-first optimizations for Microsoft and NetApp applications • Offers Steelhead CX 255 for branch offices — high-speed performance with enterprise-class WAN optimization
ACCELERATION EVERYWHERE WITH ENHANCED IT CONTROL AND VISIBILITY
With the increased reliability of internet connections and adoption of cloud-based services, businesses want to balance, optimize, and accelerate applications across hybrid ...view middle of the document...
FEATURE BRIEF: RiOs – What’s New
STEELHEAD RIOS 8.5 ADVANTAGES
Path selection delivering acceleration everywhere with enhanced control and visibility
To meet changing business and end-user demands, the network is evolving rapidly to a hybrid architecture leveraging the ubiquity, price, and speed of the Internet to complement the MPLS-based WAN network. With the introduction of path selection in RiOS 8.5, IT organizations can cost effectively deploy and manage complex hybrid networks to deliver greater application reliability, performance, and cost-savings. The path selection feature maximizes the performance of applications using deep packet inspection (DPI)-based application awareness to distinguish between business-critical and recreational traffic. In the event of performance degradations, the path selection feature reroutes application flows, thus ensuring no impact to users. Riverbed’s competitively differentiated approach is transparent to the existing network, easy to configure through an intuitive graphical interface, and tightly integrated with a rich deep packet inspection engine for flexible and granular policy definition. With integrated quality of service (QoS) and now path selection, Riverbed WAN optimization product family provides IT organizations with the ability to control network consumption, prioritizing mission-critical and latency-sensitive applications, while minimizing utilization by recreational traffic and reducing IT costs.
Combined support for application-aware network performance management
Combining WAN optimization, QoS, path selection, and application-aware network performance management capabilities, Steelhead products are the industry’s first integrated solutions, providing you with unprecedented control and visibility—even in the most complex environments. Support of Cascade 10.0.7 in RiOS 8.5 extends application-aware network performance management capabilities to Steelhead WAN optimization deployments. Steelhead appliances can now send Cascade flow with application DPI information to provide enhanced application-level analytics and reporting. This capability enables organizations to quickly identify, prioritize, and route business-critical applications and non-essential web traffic using the new path selection feature, as well as QoS found natively in RiOS.
Optimizations for businesscritical applications
RiOS 8.5 introduces unique optimizations for business-critical Microsoft applications and environments, including SharePoint® 2013, Exchange 2013, Office365®, as well as file sharing applications that utilize the server message block 3 (SMB3) protocol in Windows® 8 and Server 2012 environments. • Steelhead appliances with RiOS 8.5 greatly enhance SharePoint usage experience by optimizing and accelerating protocols such as Front Page Server Extension (FPSE) and WebDAV that run on top of the HTTP...