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Rohm + Haas: Riverbed Steelhead Appliances Accelerate Applications Around the Globe for Fortune 500 Firm

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Executive Summary

Rohm and Haas is one of the largest manufacturers of specialty chemicals, cloths, electronic devices, etc. Rohm and Haas needed to overcome poor application performance caused by latency in a globally consolidated IT environment. While bandwidth was not an issue for the company, chatty traffic and application protocol inefficiencies created usability issues for end-users working in remote sites around the world. After reviewing technologies in the Wide-area Data Services (WDS) space, Rohm and Haas focused on a short list of vendors to test, including Riverbed. After a thorough evaluation of offerings in the market the firm deployed Riverbed Steelhead appliances to overcome the latency issues affecting applications. With Steelhead appliances, Rohm and Haas is now able to deliver LAN-like performance for ERP and image-based collaboration applications to their end-users worldwide.

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