The winning combination of Riverbed Steelhead® EX and BlockStream™ technology lets you consolidate remote servers and storage into the data center with no degradation in performance for end users — even during WAN outages. With a simple add-on module to your SteelHead EX appliances, you can consolidate and secure all of your data in one central location. As a result, there is no need for questionable branch-office backup operations, as all back up can take place in the data center.
SteelHead EX + SteelFusion appliances are available in a range of models to suit the needs of any office. SteelFusion requires two components:
- BlockStream™ Edge, a built-in service running on a SteelFusion™ Edge Enterprise Edition in the branch office
- BlockStream™ Core, a physical or virtual appliance deployed alongside the SteelHead appliance and storage arrays in the data center