Riverbed and Microsoft: New Integrations Announced

September 28, 2018


Microsoft Ignite just took place on 24-28 September and it was during the conference that Riverbed chose to introduce a series of powerful Microsoft product integrations, designed to accelerate mutual customers’ cloud strategies and maximise digital performance. Here’s what was announced:

Seamless integration between Riverbed SteelConnect SD-WAN and Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN with local branch path steering for Microsoft Office 365.

Using Riverbed SteelConnect SD-WAN, customers can now automate local branch path steering for Microsoft Office 365 via conventional Internet broadband.

SteelConnect Manager’s policy engine and intuitive GUI allow you to extend software-defined policies for traffic steering of selected apps, digital services, users or entire locations.

Through SteelConnect Manager, you can also connect to Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN, a global network backbone for managed site-to-site and branch-to-Azure connectivity.

Earlier this year, Riverbed announced that SteelConnect supports Azure ExpressRoute with automated “single-click” connectivity.

The result is that you can deploy locations in minutes easily in just a few steps, control access, and remove complex and expensive scenarios, all while delivering cloud workloads close to your users.

Riverbed SteelFusion cloud edge offering expanded to Microsoft Hyper-V customers.

Riverbed SteelFusion already provides customers with flexible and secure architectures, dramatically simplifying operations at the edge of the network, and it’s now been extended for Microsoft Hyper-V customers.

SteelFusion converges an Intelligent Storage Cache, industry-leading WAN Optimisation, and industry-standard virtualisation into a streamlined and centrally-managed platform for edge IT.

If you’ve selected Hyper-V as your hypervisor of choice, you’ll now be able to leverage SteelFusion for distributed IT, where you can instantly deploy and centrally manage edge services, data and apps to any number of remote branches and sites.

To date, customers across all industries have replaced older, more complex edge architectures with SteelFusion for a more modern approach to edge IT. They’ve seen substantial savings in their global operations expenditures and met performance, security, and protection requirements at their remote edge office locations.

To see a demo of these new features and to discuss how they could benefit your network infrastructure, please email us.

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