Riverbed’s SteelHead WAN Optimisation technology enables IT consolidation at global insurance company.


INDUSTRY: Insurance


  • Distributed, global IT environment was costly to maintain
  • Employees had poor access to corporate applications and information, which limited global collaboration.
  • Many international locations were hampered by inadequate bandwidth and infrastructure


  • Riverbed’s SteelHead WAN Optimisation solution was deployed around the world
  • Clustered SteelHead Interceptors were deployed in the main US Data Centre


  • Projected cost savings of $30 million over five years
  • Consolidated two Data Centres into one and removed servers and other IT infrastructure from many international offices
  • Consolidated 200 major applications, including Microsoft Exchange, and several thousand small applications into one location
  • Improved employee access to information globally


The insurance world is all about information, and a significant challenge of our business is getting access to information quickly and efficiently.

Eoghan Doyle, Director of Infrastructure and Operations