Rayonier Expands use of SteelHead - What it Calls the ‘Most
Successful Technology We Put in Place in 14 years’ to Now Accelerate
Delivery of SaaS Applications
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Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc., the world’s leading producer of high-value specialty cellulose fibers, was recently spun off from international forest products company, Rayonier. Rayonier has long been a satisfied Riverbed customer, having deployed Riverbed SteelHead extensively seven years ago to support the consolidation of what had been a highly distributed IT infrastructure. Using SteelHead and VMware, Rayonier consolidated 230 distributed servers spread across eight data centers into a private cloud environment consisting of 15 virtualized servers in two data centers. Users experienced up to 18x faster performance with many of the centralized applications, and the company saw a return on its Riverbed investment in less than one year.
When Rayonier decided to spin off Rayonier Advanced Materials, Rayonier’s director of IT operations,
Nettles chose Peak 10 as the company’s cloud database vendor and installed two SteelHead CX 1555 appliances in Peak 10’s data center in
Rayonier adopted a location-independent computing strategy years ago, in large part because the company’s foresters needed to be able to go from office to office and still have access to all of their applications. Nettles sees the Riverbed SteelHead solution as a critical component of location independence. “We have a ‘Riverbed-first’ strategy that lets us deliver applications to anyone, anywhere without running into network problems. To me it’s a no-brainer. I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t use SteelHead,” he concluded.
Riverbed SteelHead and the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™
Riverbed SteelHead is the industry’s #1 WAN optimization solution that helps IT ensure optimal service levels for applications among data centers, branch locations, cloud networks, and end users. SteelHead, further, allows IT to prioritize delivery of mission-critical applications over the best available network with customized per-application service level agreements (SLAs). SteelHead pioneered WAN optimization in 2004 with unique innovations for application, transport, and data streamlining across the WAN and Internet to deliver the best end-user experience regardless of location while dramatically reducing network bandwidth costs. With SteelHead, enterprise and SaaS applications can be delivered up to 33x faster while using 97% less bandwidth.
Riverbed SteelHead is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing, so that business objectives – not technical constraints – drive how applications and data are delivered.
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