Datacentrix has signed an agreement with wide area data services (WDS) solution provider, Riverbed Technology, to resell the company’s Steelhead products, becoming a certified partner locally.

Riverbed’s Steelhead WDS product range addresses the issues that affect application performance over the WAN, dramatically improving the performance of applications that companies and knowledge workers rely on every day – including file sharing, e-mail, backup, document management systems and IT tools, as well as ERP and CRM solutions.
With Riverbed’s solutions, any of these applications can be accelerated somewhere between five- and 50-, and even up to 100-times faster.
Additional problem areas addressed by Riverbed's Steelhead appliances include:
* Insufficient, expensive or congested network bandwidth into remote
* Difficulties in IT consolidation; and
* Challenges with slow remote data backup and replication.
"In very simple terms, the impact for companies using Riverbed’s solutions is the difference between having dial-up and having broadband," says Christo Briedenhann, regional sales manager at Riverbed. "Suddenly, the impossible becomes possible, just like that."