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Silver Peak VX vs. Steelhead
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Silver Peak VX vs. Steelhead and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable features of Silver Peak VX are we can register our customers and they can receive free training and all the solutions features.""The most valuable feature of Silver Peak VX is the overall performance."

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"I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication.""It is very easy to install the solution.""The compression of Riverbed is very powerful. It can also handle large quantities of traffic."

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Cons
"There are some functional limitations that could improve."

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"The product should offer more integration capabilities.""They should include a network switch in a future release.""If we load a primary firewall, the secondary firewall usually handles all the active connections, but in Riverbed, this isn't the case. We lose all the active connections at the moment of failure."

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  • "The license could improve for Silver Peak VX."
  • "The price of Silver Peak VX is expensive compared to competitors. There are licenses, renewals, and support that need to be paid."
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  • "The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Silver Peak VX is the overall performance.
    Top Answer:The price of Silver Peak VX is expensive compared to competitors. There are licenses, renewals, and support that need to be paid.
    Top Answer:There are some functional limitations that could improve.
    Top Answer:We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
    Top Answer:The compression of Riverbed is very powerful. It can also handle large quantities of traffic.
    Top Answer:It's for a very specific use case. It's not for everything. Although the solution is very powerful, it doesn't apply to all enterprises. There is only one feature that needs to be improved. In the… more »
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    8.0
    4th
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    Also Known As
    VX
    RIverbed Steelhead
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    Overview
    Silver Peak VX virtual appliances support the full list of Silver Peak WAN optimization features for maximum functionality, including data reduction, path conditioning and traffic shaping. This enables customers to overcome bandwidth, distance and quality challenges when moving data over the WAN. The WAN optimization software runs on all major hypervisors (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, KVM) and can integrate into existing virtual infrastructures.

    The leading network optimization and application performance solution chosen by over 30,000 organizations worldwide

    The performance of networks and applications directly impacts business productivity. Riverbed draws from nearly two decades of experience in driving network and application performance over Wide Area Networks with its flagship offering, SteelHead. SteelHead delivers the underlying technology that helps enterprises of all sizes maximize the efficiency and performance of the networks and applications used to run modern business. 

    SteelHead is proven to dramatically speed up the performance of applications anywhere in the organization while delivering the best end-user experience even under sub optimal network conditions. Reduce bandwidth utilization by up to 95%, deferring costly network bandwidth upgrades. Increase performance by up to 100x for on-premises applications.

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    Sample Customers
    American Student Assistance, Ares Management, Baker Hill, Community Bank, Denali Credit Union, Eagle Bank, Fidelity Bank, Steria, Synplicity, Trade Me, TeraGate, Breweries of Cameroon, Carnival Australia, Coastal Beverages, John Sands, Ivey, London Marathon, SurePrep, Yusen Logistics, ARB Corporation, Ball Corporation, Brazeway, Finisar, Vancouver School Board, North Vancouver School District, US Navy, Baptist Healthcare, Charleston Area Medical Center, Community Health Plan, Healthcare Company, Comcast, Earthlink Telecommunications, Junto Telecom
    ElAraby, SFK Leblanc, Bobst Group, Northwest Pipe Company, Halkbank, Tradebridge, EFG Hermes
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Government29%
    Energy/Utilities Company21%
    Construction Company7%
    Media Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Silver Peak VX vs. Steelhead
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Silver Peak VX vs. Steelhead and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Silver Peak VX is ranked 6th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews while Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 3 reviews. Silver Peak VX is rated 8.0, while Steelhead is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Silver Peak VX writes "High performance, reliable, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Steelhead writes "Powerful compression and application optimization". Silver Peak VX is most compared with Citrix SD-WAN, whereas Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, SteelConnect and Fortinet FortiGate. See our Silver Peak VX vs. Steelhead report.

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