Consolidate infrastructure from branch offices into data centers
For various reasons, application infrastructure has found its way into makeshift server closets and micro-data centers in branch offices at many organizations. This decentralized approach has led to overly complex operations and inefficiencies. Centralizing application infrastructure reduces the complexity of branch IT infrastructure and improves security and data protection practices. It also allows IT to take advantage of even greater cost efficiencies at data centers.
Riverbed solutions deliver a comprehensive approach to consolidating branch office infrastructure, including optimizing WAN links to centralized applications, projecting centralized data to support edge applications, and prioritizing WAN traffic between branches and central data centers.
- With Steelhead® appliances, customers can centralize applications and improve application response time across the WAN by as much as 100 times, while reducing bandwidth utilization by 50-90 percent.
- With Granite® products, customers can reduce branch storage costs by up to 50 percent by fully virtualizing edge servers and storage, consolidating to the data center, and projecting data and applications to edge locations as if they were local
- With Riverbed quality of service (QoS), customers can allocate bandwidth and prioritize centralized applications based on their latency sensitivity
Figure 1: Riverbed solutions provide key enabling technologies for enterprise-wide consolidation between data centers, from remote locations, and within branch offices.