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Riverbed Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series Delivers Up to 60x Acceleration in WAN Performance and Up to 99% Bandwidth Reduction for Data Replication Workloads Between Datacenters
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 11, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that it has expanded its market-leading Riverbed® Steelhead® wide area network (WAN) optimization product family, delivering a new purpose-built appliance – the Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series – to address the unique needs of datacenter-to-datacenter data replication workloads, delivering up to 60x WAN performance acceleration and up to 99% bandwidth reduction. With the Riverbed Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series, organizations can transfer and protect more data more often, with less risk and cost and recover data far more rapidly to improve business continuity.
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“The Steelhead product family is already the most complete WAN optimization solution in the market, and with this announcement we added another important and business-critical use case,” said Paul O’Farrell, senior vice president and general manager, Steelhead Products Group, Riverbed. “The new Steelhead DX Edition eliminates distance between datacenters as a barrier to achieving true location-independent computing, which in this case means that data can be moved, stored and backed-up regardless of where facilities are located, but with performance similar to a local area network. Only Riverbed offers a complete solution for both large-scale branch-to-datacenter and datacenter-to-datacenter environments.”
Taking the Network Out of the Business Continuity Equation
“Maintaining fast and predictable WAN performance into and between datacenters has become critical for many of today’s enterprises,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director at IDC. “Protecting data within and across multiple datacenters is essential to keeping a business online and operational. The challenge is doing so without generating ever increasing operational cost and risk, even as data sets and replication workloads continue to increase.”
The Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series features software and hardware purpose-built and optimized for datacenter-to-datacenter workloads. Supporting up to 2 Gbps of optimized WAN capacity and up to 10 Gbps of optimized LAN capacity while optimizing up to 10,000 TCP and UDP application flows, Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series delivers superior value for accelerating data transfers over long distance. In addition, the solution provides unique optimizations for data replication applications such as NetApp® SnapMirror® and EMC® Symmetrix® Remote Data Facility (SRDF®), providing advanced performance, enhanced visibility and fine-grain control of data replication processes end-to-end across the WAN.
Steelhead WAN Optimization Solutions and the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™
In a world where application performance equals business performance, Riverbed offers the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing, so that business objectives – not technical constraints – drive how applications and data are delivered. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform is a set of integrated solutions that give companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business and maximize employee productivity.
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“Riverbed provides the most complete solution for optimizing WAN performance between datacenters,” said David Titov, Practice Director at Trace 3. “The predictably fast performance provided by the Steelhead DX Edition appliances, coupled with enhanced visibility and control of DR processes, allows our customers to sleep better at night knowing that their data replication workloads will complete on time every time, even in the presence of unforeseen changes in workload or network conditions.”
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