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Microsoft names Riverbed an Application Acceleration Hardware Partner

Posted by riverbedtest on June 20, 2011

Microsoft_logo11 Our friends at Microsoft made it official today, as we announced that they've made us a application application acceleration hardware partner in their Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs).  The bottom line here is that Microsoft and Riverbed are close partners, and that our products can make a serious difference in the performance of their products.

Riverbed Steelhead appliances can now be seen at your local Microsoft Technology Center. Customers can use Steelhead appliances to run demos, architect solutions or build proofs of concept with Microsoft and Riverbed solution architects. Microsoft customers running applications such as SharePoint and Exchange, or using cloud services can now experience the acceleration of those applications over the WAN before they actually deploy them.  That acceleration can be as much as a 50x improvement.  (That's 50x and not 50%!)

We at Riverbed have felt for some time that WAN optimization is a critical part of any enterprise implementation.  We couldn't be happier that Microsoft agrees with us.


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