Riverbed Offers Virtualized WAN Optimization Management
Riverbed, which has already virtualized its Steelhead Mobile Controller appliance, is now offering a virtualized version of its Central Management Console, enabling MSPs to centrally manage multiple Steelhead appliances from a single physical server. The CMC-VE will let MSPs save on both capital and operational expenses, with further savings offered through flexible licensing.Weeks after rolling out a virtualized version of its Steelhead Mobile Controller appliance, Riverbed Technology is offering managed service providers an easier way to manage multiple sets of Riverbed's Steelhead WAN optimization appliances. Riverbed Aug. 10 unveiled its Central Management Console-Virtualized Edition-or CMC-VE-enabling MSPs to centrally manage and scale multiple Steelhead appliances for their customers from a single physical machine, eliminating the need for additional hardware.
"They can support multiple deployments of Steelheads from a single console," Karin Gerster, director of product management for verticals for Riverbed, said in an interview.