Riverbed works closely with EMC to accelerate backup and data replication performance over the WAN
Riverbed® and EMC have joined forces to help companies large and small protect more data, faster, with less bandwidth. Riverbed Steelhead® appliances are powered by the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®) which has achieved EMC E-Lab™ qualification. This means that joint customers can confidently deploy Riverbed WAN optimization solutions in even their largest data centers. Riverbed is part of EMC Select which means customers can purchase Riverbed products through EMC and their partners.
Optimizing EMC Storage
Over the WAN
Steelhead appliances perform a number of optimizations, including deduplication, TCP protocol optimization, and a variety of adaptively tuneable options for compression and data reduction.
Steelhead products also include extensive Hierarchical Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to ensure that EMC traffic receives the appropriate, guaranteed level of WAN bandwidth and latency. This gives the traffic priority access to the network infrastructure, ensuring consistent performance to maintain RPO/RTO targets.
Steelhead appliances have been qualified by EMC as approved for WAN optimization, and testing has shown improvements in the throughput performance of EMC Celerra Replicator data transfers by as much as 545 percent, more than 5 times faster than the same operation when performed on an un-optimized WAN connection. Additionally, Riverbed has worked closely with EMC to develop specific SRDF application-level optimization and auto configuration capabilities that are unique to Steelhead platforms.
Riverbed and VMware: Delivering Low-cost, High-Performance DR
By combining Riverbed’s award-winning WAN optimization solutions with VMware’s virtualization products, enterprises can implement a high performance DR solution that results in improved data uptime and reduced bandwidth costs.
VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions and Riverbed Technology is the leading WAN optimization vendor, offering solutions that liberate businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage, or servers.
Accelerating Cloud Storage for Enterprise Data Protection
EMC and Riverbed have combined the best of their respective development teams and expertise to deliver a powerful, cloud-optimized storage platform and access appliance.
Through the EMC Atmos partner ecosystem, service providers can take advantage of this joint offering to give their customers a secure, easy, cost-efficient, cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solution.
For more information, please read the EMC Atmos / Whitewater solution brief »