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Riverbed SD-WAN gets connections to Amazon, Microsoft clouds

February 21, 2018 / Antone Gonsalves

Riverbed Technology has made it possible to connect its SteelConnect SD-WAN to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure using the public cloud providers' private links. Also, Riverbed introduced this week the option of provisioning and monitoring Xirrus Wi-Fi access points through the cloud-based SteelConnect management console. Riverbed acquired wireless LAN (WLAN) vendor Xirrus last summer. SD-WAN products choose the best links for different types of WAN traffic based on priorities set by network operators. Companies also use the software to monitor traffic flows from WLANs, MPLS links, broadband or cellular networks.