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Qatargas: Riverbed Steelhead Appliances Improve Application Performance for Liquefied Natural Gas Company

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Executive Summary

Qatargas is the pioneer in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production in Qatar. Qatargas were faced with application performance challenges when accessing files and data over the WAN, particularly Microsoft Exchange and increasing bandwidth, but found that the cost to do so was prohibitive and would likely not have solved many of the performance challenges. Instead, Qatargas chose to implement a WAN optimization solution from Riverbed. The result is a 3x improvement in bandwidth utilization and an over 80% improvement in file download speeds. For users, documents which used to take over 20 minutes to download can now be accessed in 3-4 minutes. Not only has this led to vast improvements in employee productivity but also allowed Qatargas to avoid an expensive bandwidth upgrade project.

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