Sappi: Riverbed Technology Enables Paper and Pulp Company to Monitor Applications and Improve Efficiency and Performance
Sappi was founded in 1936 as the South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited. Their challenges were gain greater insight into network and application behavior to improve efficiency and performance. They chose Riverbed to overcome these challenges. They deployed Riverbed Steelhead appliances in 37 offices across the globe, and at the company's data center in Austria, to improve application performance across the WAN. This resulted in a 50 percent reduction in data traffic. Soon after installing the Steelhead appliances, Sappi deployed Riverbed Cascade, a network and application visibility solution. By using Cascade, Sappi has been able to identify application and network issues and resolve them in a matter of minutes.