Riverbed powers Veolia Water to improve application delivery speed by 80 percent

Riverbed Technology on Thursday said Veolia Water Technologies is using Riverbed SteelHead and Riverbed SteelCentral to improve the performance of its business applications and to identify, analyze and resolve network and application issues.

Utilizing Riverbed technologies, Veolia has an end-to-end view of its global network and is optimizing the performance of centralized applications delivered to remote sites, improving application delivery speed more than 80 percent.

Veolia Water Technologies supports 130 geographically dispersed business units from a data center in Paris, provisioning IT services to widely spread out locations across a global MPLS network.

Earlier, Veolia Water Technologies’ applications like ERP were delivered from the data center to sites with patchy application performance, especially in Australia and Malaysia. Round-trip application delays on these routes impacted how well the apps worked locally.

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Opening the ERP app locally in Paris would take around three seconds, but in Australia it took about ten times longer.

Nicolas Stab, performance manager, Veolia Water Technologies, said: “Before the SteelHead deployment, a CRM tool in Malaysia took around 47 seconds to open. After the SteelHead appliances were in place, the time to open the app was reduced to around six seconds – an improvement of more than 80 percent.”

How Riverbed supported Veolia Water

Riverbed SteelCentral NetShark, which is embedded in Veolia’s SteelHead appliances, provides the company with network visibility across its entire global network.

The SteelCentral analytics captures, indexes and stores packets traversing the network to provide rich troubleshooting data in real-time into Riverbed’s performance management solutions.

Veolia uses SteelCentral NetProfiler and SteelCentral Flow Gateway to obtain better insight into peak usage, packet loss and Quality of Service (QOS), and to provide proactive monitoring, analysis and reporting. SteelCentral Packet Analyzer provides full analysis reporting via an intuitive graphical user interface.

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