Riverbed Technology Improves Application Performance in Private Cloud Environment, Resulting in Reduced Costs, and Increased Employee Productivity, for Manufacturing Company

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Executive Summary

Philip Morris International (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with products sold in approximately 160 countries. After consolidating its IT infrastructure to a private cloud environment, many of the employees at Philip Morris International (PMI) noticed deterioration in application performance when accessing files and documents over the WAN, with key applications running slowly or not at all. After carefully evaluating the major WAN optimization vendors, PMI chose Riverbed Technology and has deployed over 140 Steelhead appliances across more than 90 locations. The company has now seen a 5x improvement in application performance speeds and experienced a 2x reduction in bandwidth utilization. Employees are now able to access all files and applications over the WAN resulting in a more productive workforce.

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