Mindware blends technology from Microsoft and Riverbed to deliver powerful WAN-Op solutions to Middle East enterprises

Mindware offers innovative mix of Riverbed SteelHead and Microsoft Azure to accelerate app migration, ensure low latency and enhance customer experiences

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Mindware has today announced that Middle East organisations can now leverage the proven ROI benefits of WAN optimisation and application acceleration technology through a new bundle incorporating industry-leading solutions from Microsoft and Riverbed.

By blending Riverbed SteelHead WAN optimisation 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 per cent. Riverbed’s SteelHead WAN optimisation 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.

Riverbed’s WAN optimisation technology has been the market’s leading solution for the last 15 years, improving application performance levels by 33x and reducing bandwidth needs by as much as 99%. Riverbed’s SaaS Accelerator also offers flexible acceleration for SaaS applications, such as Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Box, ServiceNow and more, delivering up to a 10x performance boost.

In bundling the market-leading SteelHead and SaaS Accelerator with Microsoft’s cloud offerings, Mindware has further enhanced WAN Optimisation 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 organisations 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 utilising 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."

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