Liz Claiborne: Riverbed Steelhead Appliances Deployed by a Global Retailer to Improve Employee Productivity, Centralize Applications, and Ease WAN-Based Backup
Liz Claiborne Inc. designs and markets an extensive range of branded women's and men's apparel, accessories and fragrance products. Currently in a period of fast growth, Liz Claiborne wanted to make sure that its global workforce was as productive as possible. Application performance over the WAN was a limiting factor across the world. After extensive testing, Liz Claiborne decided to deploy Riverbed Steelhead appliances across its global Cisco network. The organization saw application acceleration from 20x to 40x faster, and backup windows cut from 16 to just 6 hours. In addition, Steelhead appliances enabled high performance globally from centralized ERP and finance applications.