Riverbed ties up Asiana deal

Riverbed Technology has announced that Asiana Airlines has selected and deployed Riverbed’s Steelhead wide-area data services (WDS) appliances to accelerate the
performance of applications at its offices worldwide, including Korea,
Russia, Japan, Vietnam, India, Uzbekistan, and Australia. Asiana Airlines conducted multi-staged proof-of-concept tests on
wide-area data services (WDS) solutions from Riverbed(r) and two other
competitors, and chose Riverbed’s Steelhead appliances after evaluating
their performance, scalability, ease-of-use, and management

With the implementation of Steelhead appliances, which enable LAN-like
performance on remote office WAN lines, Asiana Airlines managed to
decrease network utilization rate by more than 60%, achieving
considerable speed and performance enhancements for its WAN-based


“Since implementing the Steelhead appliances, application performance
between our Russian and Japan offices has improved by up to 10 times,
depending upon the applications,” said Mr. Jang Byong Kil, manager of
the system technology team at Asiana Airlines. “And particularly, most
frequently used groupware applications such as e-mail, message board
services and Web-based search applications have experienced dramatic
improvements in response time - downloads that used to take several
minutes are now finished within seconds. Remote users now get LAN-like
quality over the WAN.”