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InfoWorld 2011 Technology of the Year

Posted by riverbedtest on January 12, 2011

We are extremely proud to announce that for the sixth straight time, Riverbed Steelhead 02SS-toy-2011-riverbed
Appliance has been selected as InfoWorld Magazine's Technology of the Year in the WAN Optimization Controller space.

In the article announcing the award, they said  that Riverbed Steelhead is the perennial leader in WAN optimization as it uses a variety of techniques to data transmission as much as possible, including application- and protocol-specific optimizations and a compression and data deduplication engine that adjusts on the fly. They also stated that Riverbed manages to deliver more optimization improvements with each passing year. Also add greater network transparency and traffic flow reporting than previous versions, and Steelhead with RiOS 6 is a compelling solution for virtually any distributed enterprise.

Award logo Riverbed has won this award previously, of course.  In fact, we've won it for six straight years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.  (InfoWorld did not award a winner in this category in 2010.)

The award is actually a follow-up to the review that InfoWorld published on Steelhead Appliances InfoWorld review- Riverbed Steelhead rules the WAN - Networking - InfoWorld and our RiOS 6 release back in May, 2010, where they gave us an impressive 9.1 out of 10.

The reviewer, Keith Schultz, said (among many other wonderful things) "Each time I get my hands on a new Steelhead appliance, I come away impressed by how Riverbed can still find ways to improve it. The new features in RiOS 6 add even more capacity, flexibility, and scalability to an already superb product, and the new chassis fits in well with midsize office needs, yet doesn't scrimp on any particular feature. All in all, Riverbed continues to define what a WAN optimization and acceleration appliance should be. No IT shop evaluating a WAN acceleration and optimization solution should pass up a chance to put a Steelhead appliance through its paces."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

4 Responses to “InfoWorld 2011 Technology of the Year”

  1. Thanks for sharing some useful info, keep them coming!!..

  2. RiOs 6 looks like a great network router. Can this challenge CISCO?

  3. Riverbed Steelhead appliances are not routers, they are WAN Optimization appliances. They work alongside routers, but do not replace them.

  4. I would like to say that this blog really convinced me, you give me best information! Thanks, very good post.

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