Avinash Shetty, a product manager at Riverbed, explains how Riverbed and VMware enable customers to deliver desktop virtualization solutions that reduce bandwidth, improve response times, and centralize management.
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With new solutions from Riverbed Technology and VMware, you can cut the costs of operating IT infrastructure, improve cloud deployment and network visibility, and boost application performance for your users.
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To meet the demands of end users and IT organizations, enterprises are turning to desktop virtualization to deliver greater flexibility and reliability while increasing the efficiency and security of managing desktop environments. However, the promises of desktop virtualization are not always easy to realize in complex, real-world deployments.
VMware View allows IT to simplify and automate the management of thousands of desktops and to securely deliver desktop as a service to users from a central location with levels of availability and reliability unmatched by traditional PCs. By delivering secure access to applications and data to any device, when and where the user needs it, VMware View provides end users with the highest levels of mobility and flexibility.
Riverbed and VMware have partnered to deliver a solution for workers in remote locations. Our joint Branch Office Desktop solution leverages a new architectural approach featuring Riverbed Granite that “projects” VMware View virtual desktops to the edge where it runs as if it were local, enabling local performance even in the event of WAN outages, ensuring branch user productivity and satisfaction.
Application Level Control
Riverbed and VMware partnered to ensure that users always have secure, easy, and quick access to their virtual desktops no matter what device they are using, and no matter where they are accessing from. The integration of the Stingray Traffic Manager with VMware View AlwaysOn Desktop solution provides high availability and business continuity.
Cascade® application-aware network performance management solutions provide several inexpensive methods for achieving remote site visibility. These include capturing packets from existing Steelhead appliances, using Virtual Cascade Shark on vSphere, or by collecting NetFlow from existing network infrastructure.
Enterprises are increasingly looking to consolidate their file/application server infrastructure from remote offices to reduce costs, simplify management, and meet compliance demands. In addition, they are looking to increase server utilization and lower their TCO.
Riverbed solutions help enterprises unlock the true potential of virtualization by enabling the consolidation of IT resources from branch offices to central sites or data centers without negatively impacting the end-user experience. Enterprises can reduce the capital costs of acquiring new servers and the operational costs of deploying them in remote locations while gaining the ability to manage them from a central site.
Consolidation with Steelhead
Consolidation remains a top IT priority in businesses across verticals as organizations seek greater cost efficiency, improved data protection, and flexible resource provisioning. By enabling data center consolidation, infrastructure centralization, and branch services consolidation, Riverbed has helped 1000s of customers achieve business agility.
Cascade Enhances Consolidation
Cascade application-aware network performance management enhances consolidation efforts by as much as 20% (IDC), providing visibility into network and application performance and dependencies to enhance planning, manage capacity, and accelerate troubleshooting before, during, and after deployment.
vSphere Replication & Steelhead
vSphere Replication provides a cost-effective and simple-to-manage solution for replicating virtual machines and their associated data between remote locations. When faced with the performance challenges inherent in moving large amounts of data over a WAN, Steelhead WAN optimization solutions combined with vSphere Replication can be leveraged to ensure that data replication objectives can be met, while reducing the cost of WAN infrastructure.
Cloud computing changed the paradigm of computing within and beyond the boundaries of the data center, and now software-defined networks (SDN) enable the creation of virtual data centers in mere minutes.
Moving workloads between clouds in a secure and efficient manner is more imperative than ever before. The movement of data across WANs comes with its own challenges that need to be addressed in order to successfully move workloads between clouds.
vCloud & the Steelhead Product Family
Steelhead WAN optimization appliances can work within and across clouds to enhance VMware vCloud Connector to make movement of data and workloads over long distances feasible. And using vCloud™ Director, vShield™ Manager, and the vCloud Ecosystem Framework, customers can easily enable Steelhead® Cloud Edition capabilities into their cloud infrastructure to deliver WAN optimization as a service.
VXLAN & Cascade Network Performance Management
Cascade® application-aware network performance management solutions now support comprehensive monitoring and troubleshooting for VMware VXLAN overlay networks. They provide end-to-end visibility across the WAN, LAN, and within virtualized environments and software-defined data centers.
vFabric Application Director & Stingray ADC
Provision and scale your high performance applications faster in a hybrid cloud environment, and accelerate time to market and reduce costs with out of the box application blueprints.
Below are the latest downloads and tools to help you better understand the advantages of choosing VMware and Riverbed solutions.
Web link: VMware Solution Exchange
Partner brief: Riverbed and VMware Partner Solutions Overview
Partner brief: Performance Management for Software-Defined Networks
Partner brief: Delivering LAN Performance for VMware View over the WAN
Partner brief: Riverbed & VMware Delivering True IT Consolidation
Deployment guide: Branch Office Desktop - VMware View with Steelhead EX + Granite
Web link: Steelhead Solution Exchange
Solution brief: EMC-Granite
Solution brief: Stingray Traffic Manager + Vfabric App Director
Brochure: Cascade Family Brochure
Data sheet: Cascade Shark
Solution brief: Cascade VXLAN
White paper: IDC ROI Study
Brochure: Whitewater Cloud Storage Gateway
Solution brief: Whitewater Appliances and Quest Software vRanger
Case study: Constangy Brooks & Smith
Case study: Lantmannen
Case study: Canadian Cancer Society
Case study: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Partner: VMworld Site
Riverbed. WAN optimization for your network: Application acceleration, WAN bandwidth optimization, and IT consolidation. Riverbed is the IT performance company. WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed 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. Thousands of companies trust Riverbed to deliver greater productivity and cost savings by making their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Riverbed solutions are also available as managed services through select providers.