Steelhead to integrate HP network services

HP to market Riverbed Technology’s high-end wide area data services for remote locations.

Wide-area data services (WDS) specialist Riverbed Technology has signed a systems integration deal with HP to make its WDS solutions available worldwide as a component of HP’s networking services portfolio. Riverbed’s family of WDS solutions, including its Steelhead appliance and Interceptor product lines are now available from HP.


Riverbed’s Dave Peranich said, ‘We can now access HP’s broad market reach, technical competence and brand to extend our own value proposition. This agreement builds a foundation for faster time-to-market for our integrated solutions.’

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Riverbed claims clients among the largest exploration companies operating at remote locations or offshore, where providing high-performance connectivity can be a challenge. Riverbed’s compression and caching technologies are used to improve user experience over restricted bandwidth and high latency satellite connections. The company claims a 70 fold throughput improvement with its Steelhead appliance for one West African to Houston link.


HP’s Brian Brouilette added, ‘The Steelhead appliance complements HP’s branch office consolidation and data center replication solutions. This agreement brings HP customers complete network design, implementation, and support services mission critical networks.’

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