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Riverbed expands SteelHead appliances range

CX 70 series specifically designed for hybrid infrastructure

Riverbed expands SteelHead appliances range
ElKhayat: We’ve now added visibility and control across hybrid apps and hybrid networks.

Application performance infrastructure specialist Riverbed Technology today announced the expansion of its SteelHead appliances range with the introduction of the CX 70 series.

The company claims the SteelHead CX 70 is "the first WAN optimisation solution specifically designed to meet the needs of modern applications in the hybrid enterprise".

The solution is designed to offer a new hardware form factor to complement its SteelHead 9.0 and SteelCentral AppResponse 9.5 cloud optimisation solutions, which were released in November 2014.

The SteelHead CX 70 series includes a complete hardware update, including solid state drive-based architecture, double the RAM capacity, and increased processing power, according to Riverbed.

"Riverbed is best positioned to do for hybrid networks and SaaS applications what we've done for traditional WANs and applications running on premises for over 10 years," said Taj ElKhayat, regional vice president, Middle East, Turkey, North, West, and Central Africa, Riverbed Technology.

"SteelHead has always delivered unparalleled optimisation to applications, and we've now added visibility and control across hybrid apps and hybrid networks, which are critical to enabling hybrid enterprises to achieve peak performance. Our new CX70 hardware series coupled with SteelHead 9.0 and SteelCentral AppResponse 9.5, offers the most powerful solution for IT to transform application performance into business performance."

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