Swedish Manufacturer Roxtec selects Riverbed to improve operations

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Riverbed Technology announced that Swedish manufacturer Roxtec has deployed Riverbed SteelFusion and Riverbed SteelHead to enable IT efficiencies.

Roxtec, headquartered in Sweden with 23 subsidiaries around the world, manufactures cable and pipe sealing solutions for the marine and offshore, telecommunications, energy, construction, and many other industries.

With customers in more than 70 global markets, Roxtec has 700 employees and revenues of $220 million. The size and scale of Roxtec’s business meant its IT infrastructure was widely dispersed and fragmented, therefore difficult to manage.

Roxtec streamlined branch infrastructure by using SteelFusion to centralize data in its data center and project virtualized IT services out to its 23 branches around the world.

With SteelHead, Roxtec provides its sales force with rapid access to files and applications for increased productivity.

“SteelFusion was a strategic choice for us. The most important thing was the ability to scale, which was only possible with the centralization of applications and data. Riverbed helped us gain that centralized control,” said Johan Jartelius, chief information officer at Roxtec.

“We can now manage our IT from one place. If we want to launch a new application, I can do it all from the data center. I can provision an entirely new subsidiary in less than a week by deploying a virtual machine that’s physically stored in our data center in Sweden.”

Roxtec has now deployed SteelFusion across five sites, including in India, Korea, Japan, Russia, and the United States, and has also deployed SteelHead Mobile throughout Europe.

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