Alfa Laval is a leading global supplier of products and solutions for heat transfer, separation and fluid handling equipment. Alfa Laval centralized its key applications at its main data center Sweden. However, high network latency resulted in poor application performance over the WAN, resulting in reduced productivity and user frustration. After considering various WAN optimization solutions, Alfa Laval selected Riverbed, and deployed Steelhead appliances across its organization. The result is that latency has been greatly reduced, application performance improved, employee productivity increased, and the company has seen a quick return on its investment.