Mindware integrates new solutions from Microsoft and Riverbed in ME

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Mindware announced that Middle East organizations can now leverage the proven ROI benefits of WAN optimization and application acceleration technology through a new bundle incorporating solutions from Microsoft and Riverbed®.

By blending Riverbed® SteelHead™ WAN optimization and Riverbed® SaaS Accelerator with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, Mindware will introduce regional enterprises from all industries in the Middle East to a powerful solution architecture which will enable innovators to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

Automation delivers a brave new world of possibilities to enterprises of all types,” said Mr. Mostafa Kabel, Solutions Unit Manager at Mindware. “By bringing together Riverbed’s SteelHead offering and Microsoft’s UAE-based Azure locations, we can introduce our regional customers to unprecedented stability and low latency in the operation of their cloud-hosted infrastructure and applications, as well as saving on costly bandwidth upgrades.” 

As regional cloud migration has gathered steam, end users have faced several challenges in duplicating legacy, on-premises performance levels, with research from Mindware showing that unpredictable network latency can slow SaaS and IaaS application delivery by up to 60%. Riverbed’s SteelHead WAN optimization solutions focus on the acceleration of performance for on-premises and cloud-deployed applications, delivering optimal end-user experiences, regardless of distance from the cloud.

In bundling the SteelHead and SaaS Accelerator with Microsoft’s cloud offerings, Mindware has further enhanced WAN Optimization and SaaS acceleration. Riverbed for Microsoft IaaS and SaaS clouds delivers best-in-class user experiences across hybrid networks by optimizing the performances of cloud-hosted applications. In the Microsoft Cloud, SteelHead helps organizations improve performance SLAs for users regardless of their location and reduce any network latency or enterprise bandwidth limitations they may face.

“As an Azure-Certified and Gold Cloud Platform Competency partner, Riverbed is working with Microsoft at a global level to deliver the ultimate cloud experience. We are now excited to see Mindware make this conveniently available to regional businesses,” said Mena Migally, Senior Director, MENA at Riverbed. “By utilizing this compelling offering, enterprises in the Middle East will be able to extend the same application acceleration and business benefits they have experienced with their enterprise applications to mission-critical Microsoft cloud workloads.”

“This expertly integrated solution allows customers to get back on track with their digitization ambitions,” Mr. Kabel explained. “Speed up your migration and accelerate your adoption; optimize your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy with Azure Site Recovery while gaining incredible control over your enterprise applications; and accelerate those apps while enjoying reduced bandwidth consumption. We have found that at its most effective, our WAN Optimization can deliver SaaS and IaaS applications up to 33 times faster, while using up to 99% less bandwidth. Those are extraordinary figures that should appeal to any stakeholder concerned about ROI.”

“The world is digital. WAN Optimization allows you to join that world without compromise, free of the shackles of latency and geography. Such enterprises can innovate at will.”  


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