Riverbed WAN Optimization

By | 16/11/2015


WAN Optimization are useful on a high latency links (>200ms?). 60-90% data

Steelhead devices are setup in-path.

WAN Optimization techniques

  • Compression at the TCP packet level
  • Scalable Data Referencing – Data is stored on the local Steelhead with a pointer. If the remote Riverbed sees a block of data that has already been sent, it send the pointer to that data, not the full package.
  • Transaction prediction.



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