Applied Voice & Speech Technologies: Steelhead/Whitewater Combination Creates a Cost-Effective Platform for Hybrid Cloud Computing
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of unified communications solutions. Their challenges were unacceptable (30-minute) application response latency over the WAN and data volume growing by 70 percent/year, tape storage capacity exceeded. They chose Riverbed to overcome these challenges. They deployed Steelhead WAN optimization appliance, Whitewater cloud storage gateway appliance, 10-fold data reduction from Riverbed appliances, Cloud storage for archived data, Hybrid cloud computing environment. The benefits are backups reduced by 35 to 40 percent, IT labor reduced by 5 hours/week and restore times improved by 25 to 30 percent.