The RTO / RPO Challenge(r): SteelFusion



Rebuilding from the ground up is costly and time consuming. Whether it be an automobile, data center or a branch office, building anything from scratch is always a difficult and expensive undertaking. Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) are two key technology topics that exist to validate and address the potential threat to business operations up to and including catastrophic events that might create a complete rebuild scenario.

RTO – is the targeted duration of time and a service level within which a business process must be restored after a disaster (or disruption) in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in business continuity.

RPO – is the age of files that must be recovered from backup storage for normal operations to resume if a computer, system, or network goes down as a result of a hardware, program, or communications failure.

SteelFusion gives you network resiliency

In the modern high-paced digital world, businesses rely on uninterrupted technology operations at data centers and at remote offices, branch offices (ROBOs). For many businesses, income generated at the ROBOs is their primary means for capital.

If disaster struck your infrastructure, would you be able maintain ROBO operations and generate revenue?

Built for RTO and RPO

SteelFusion is the Riverbed solution engineered from the ground up that can give you RTO and RPO times in seconds and minutes, not hours and days. SteelFusion is architected to allow ROBOs to run independently of data centers while at the same time removing all the burdensome IT management that is customary to branch locations. SteelFusion is truly the best of both worlds, increased resiliency with decreased maintenance needs and costs at remote sites.

Building from the ground up

Building something from the ground up is something you should WANT to do, not have to do. Rebuilding a 1973 Dodge Challenger from the frame up is quite an undertaking. This was my very first car though. My brother and I are willing to endure the time, cost and headaches to get this back on the road. How about building your network from the ground up? Can you afford hours, days or even weeks to rebuild your infrastructure? And what about the planned and unplanned down-time?

Do you have the right solutions in place to avoid extended downtime scenarios?

SteelFusion lets you avoid ground up rebuilds

Keep your engine running

SteelFusion gives you the ability to operate your ROBO without being connected to a centralized data center. You also have the ability to quickly spin up a ROBO environment at the same or a complete different geographic location, in minutes. With SteelFusion your engine will always be running and the wheels will continue to spin.

SteelFusion is a powerful Zero Branch IT solution

What’s under the hood?

SteelFusion consists of two components:

SteelFusion Edge: A dedicated appliance or SteelFusion software installed on prescribed 3rd party servers that uniquely integrates server, storage, network and virtualization to run local ROBO applications, eliminating the need for additional branch infrastructure.

SteelFusion Core: A storage delivery controller that interfaces with SAN or NAS storage arrays in the data center or public cloud-based storage for additional flexibility.

SteelFusion Edge and Core for your ROBO

With SteelFusion’s SD-Edge solution, you can:

  • Converge remote storage, server, backup and networking infrastructure into one appliance
  • Secure 100% of a company’s data in the data center or public cloud while delivering the application performance required by remote workers to get business
  • Achieve agile IT with instant provisioning of new network services, line of business apps and entirely new sites
  • Eliminate remote backup, achieve near real-time RPO and significantly reduce RTO
  • Minimize operational costs by extending hybrid cloud investments in storage, virtualization, backup and IT staff to every edge in the business

Your pit crew

Your trusted companions that keep you rolling down the raceway.

SteelHead: Think of SteelHead as that nitrous boost throwing you into the back of your seat. Industry leading world-class optimization to accelerate your applications and optimize traffic.

SteelConnect: The solution designed for the open road. Easily connect all your travel routes with just a few mouse clicks with the revolutionary SD-WAN solution.

SteelCentral: The one screen tachometer that shows you everything that is going on with your operations. From the end user to detailed network and application reporting, you know exactly what is happening in your environment.

The RTO / RPO challenge

What does your ideal RTO and RPO look like?

What if you could shave off an extra second from that quarter mile or reduce your restore time or restore point by hours or even days. Put SteelFusion to the test, let us show you how we can create resiliency in your environment and accelerate your recovery processes. Contact us, we love a good challenge.

Grab the Checkered Flag with SteelFusion

Riverbed SteelFusion – grab the checkered flag with the fastest RTO and RPO times on the track.

Cloud-Ready, Rock Steady – Riverbed.


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