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Rayonier: Riverbed Steelhead Enables Private Cloud Services for Global Natural Resources Firm

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Executive Summary

Rayonier is a leading international forest products company with three core businesses: timber, real estate and performance fibers. Rayonier wanted to develop a private cloud computing model in order to cost-effectively manage its global IT infrastructure needs. After looking to their networking provider, Cisco, for a solution, Rayonier elected instead to go with Riverbed for a global WAN optimization solution in order to make its private cloud a reality. With Riverbed, Rayonier was able to consolidate and virtualize eight data centers down to two, without diminishing end user performance and didn't require additional bandwidth. The success of this project enabled Rayonier to payback its Riverbed investment in less than one year.

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