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WAN link is 8MB, Riverbed is licenced for 4MB. What is my effective link speed?

If the WAN link at once our branch offices is 8MB, but the riverbed appliance on site is only licenced for 4MB, what is my link speed?

Is the link throttled to 4MB in total
or is it 4MB compressed, & the remaining 4MB uncompressed?
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Howzatt
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matrix8086Commented:
Your WAN link speed is 8 Mbps. Your 4 Mbps license guarantee you that the riverbed applications can rely on a speed of at least 4 Mbps, so depending of the load of the INternet traffic at that branch, or if the traffic between that branch and HQ is very high, the riverbed technology will guarantee 4 Mbps for riverbed applications (of course, against non-riverbed applications, which have no guaranties)
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HowzattAuthor Commented:
We use them mainly to accelerate Citrix published Desktops & Apps & printing across the WAN.
So from the sound of it, the effective speed is still 8MB. However only 4MB is being accelerated?

Just wanted to make sure we weren't throttled to 4MB and paying for an additional 4MB which we weren't utilising.
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matrix8086Commented:
You don't have a max limit at 4 Mbps. You pay 8 Mbps and this is the max limit of WAN speed. If everything is OK and you have only Citrix traffic, it will use 8 Mbps. But if some other traffic occurs (browsing, mail, etc) Citrix will rely on 4 Mbps, the rest of traffic will use what it remains. OK? :)

Best regards!
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matrix8086Commented:
Also, I would like to add that is a good practice to have Internet speed greater than the license of the riverbed

Best regards!
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