Openstack Public cloud – Flexible Engine

Riverbed SteelHead – market-leading Applications Acceleration for public clouds

Optimization solution that accelerates the transfer of data and applications over your Hybrid WAN

Product Overview

The Riverbed Steelhead VCX extends Riverbed’s market-leading Application Acceleration and WAN optimization to virtualized environments such as public cloud computing environments.

Public, private, and hybrid cloud environments all face the performance limitations inherent in today’s applications and networks. In order for enterprises to maximize the flexibility and cost savings of the public cloud, they must overcome the same latency and bandwidth constraints that challenge physical infrastructure environments.

By overcoming application and network performance problems, Steelhead VCX accelerates the process of migrating data and applications to the cloud and accelerates access to that data from anywhere.

Compatibility with the Flexible Engine environment eliminates vendor lock-in by giving organizations the freedom to move between cloud providers with ease. Steelhead VCX offers a number of features to help ensure a smooth transition and user experience across the board.

Ensure Network Performance and Efficiency

Data Streamlining

Maximize network efficiency

Transport Streamlining

Maximize network performance and mitigate latency

Application Streamlining

Maximize application performance and user experience

Elastic Performance

Optimize any network, accelerate any app, for users anywhere


SteelHead VCX  on Flexible Engine is provided on Bring Your Own License basis. To purchase the license through OCB please use the “Contact Us” button.

Please refer to the SteelHead Specification sheet for more information about license sizing.

The consumption of Flexible Engine resources is purchased at standard pricing.

Deployment Process

To create a SteelHead VCX image in your Flexible Engine environment, please follow these steps below:

  1. Log in to your Flexible Engine account
  2. Select the Elastic Cloud Server in Computing services
  3. Then click Create ECS
  4. Select the relevant flavor at least 2vCPU + 4GB RAM
  5. To select the image, click on Public Image and filter through Other field to choose Riverbed SteelHead VCX 9.10

Please refer to the Deployment Guide for instructions how to install and deploy the image in your Flexible Engine environment. Please refer to the Riverbed SteelHead Documentation website for instructions how to configure the features.

Deployment Guide (EN)


Support on SteelHead VCX  is ensured solely by Riverbed. Please refer to the Riverbed Support website  for more information.