Riverbed Steelhead Alternative
In recent weeks we’ve had a number of people contacting us because they see Replify as a low cost alternative to Riverbed Steelhead. In this post we’ll cover some of the reasons our current customers and OEM partners choose a Replify solution.
The Replify Accelerator focuses on lower bandwidth connections, typically up to 100Mbps. This makes the Replify Accelerator an excellent choice for optimising links such as satellite and 3G.
While a Steelhead boasts support for a larger number of protocols, the Replify Accelerator focuses that extra something! It provides excellent optimisation for a smaller set of the most commonly used protocols that bring huge benefits to our customers.
This focuses approach results in a more stream-lined, flexible and lightweight alternative. Helping to keep production costs down while providing similar levels of optimisation to rival products.
The flexibility of the Replify Accelerator means you can install the software on any piece of hardware (from top-end servers to a Raspberry Pi) or virtualization platform (VMWare, Hyper-V, Docker to name a few) that you have available, so there’s no need to purchase a new hardware appliance. You can even share hardware resources with other software on the same box.
The software-only approach provides some of our partners the unique opportunity to OEM our software; with deep integrations into their product and re-branding.
If you want to trial Replify Accelerator, you can download the software and install immediately. So there is no need to wait for a hardware appliance to be posted!
In summary, Replify Accelerator should be considered a better value alternative to Steelhead for many scenarios. If you want to know more about our SD WAN solutions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to try Replify’s WAN Optimization technology today!