A Better Approach to Branch IT
Branch offices or locations away from headquarters are where business truly gets done. A recent Riverbed survey revealed that on average, nearly half of all employees of mid-to-large sized enterprises work in these remote locations. This is where revenue is generated, so IT must ensure that branches always have the applications and services they need to stay productive.
Studies show that approximately half of company data resides in remote locations, often far away from the secure data center. Securing and backing up this data in the branch is a major challenge for IT departments. In fact, support of branch and remote locations represents roughly 50% of the IT budget. Even so, organizations struggle to deploy new applications and services and often can’t quickly recover from branch outages.
With the industry-first Hyper-converged Edge infrastructure, Riverbed offers a new and better approach to branch IT: Zero Branch IT.
- No servers. No storage. No backup.
- Instant provisioning. Instant recovery.
- Complete security. Full visibility.
- Apps that simply work.
Benefits of SteelFusion Hyper Converged Edge Infrastructure:
Secure and protect all branch data in the data center without compromising local performance or availability at the branch
Instantly deploy new branch services or entirely new branch site
Instantly recover from a branch outage with little or no data loss
Do all of the above with centralized management out of the data center
Riverbed helps global manufacturing company scale its business and take central control
Roxtec manufactures cable and pipe sealing solutions for industries including marine and offshore, telecom, energy and construction. The company is headquartered in Sweden and has 23 subsidiaries around the world.
Thanks to Riverbed, we are able to support two major processes: qualification of applications during the development phase as well as content visibility of services and business applications.Jean-Noël Simonnet, Chief Infrastructure Architect, Michelin
Riverbed enables Engen to centralize IT resources and data, boosting business and IT efficiency, productivity and end-user satisfaction
Engen is an African-based energy group focused on the refining and marketing of petroleum and petroleum-based products. It also has an extensive retail network. Founded in 1887, Engen is the market leader in South Africa, with around 3500 employees. It exports to more than 30 territories, mostly in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
The contract process has been reduced from more than 30 minutes to just a minute or two. It has a huge effect on customer and employee satisfaction.Rich Jackson, Sr. Director of Technical Operations, Hilton Grand Vacations
SteelFusion serves as the foundation for a statewide IT modernization effort that is saving more than $900,000 annually while better protecting critical data and reducing user frustration
For the agencies that serve Kentucky’s citizens, IT delivery is complicated by the state’s large size, rural nature, and limited connectivity. With the exception of offices in the capital of Frankfort, most state government facilities are served by 10-Mbps network connections at best. For many more remote locations, a T1 line (1.5 Mbps) is all that’s available.
We saved money. We modernized our infrastructure. Back-ups are now completing. If we want to spin-up a new server there is no buying a new server and waiting for it to come in. The time to deployment has been reduced significantly because we can leverage our existing VMs. So, we have future-proofed our infrastructure.Travis Wagers, Information Systems Manager, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Information Technology
Riverbed helps global manufacturer scale its business with improved application performance and greater data security.
BOBST Group is a leading global supplier of equipment and services to the packaging and label industries. Headquartered in Switzerland, BOBST has around 5,000 employees around the world, a presence in more than 50 countries, and twelve production facilities across three continents.
Riverbed SteelFusion sets a new standard in application and network performance – it’s like having a data center in a box. SteelFusion is the way to go.Xavier Plautard, Group IT Infrastructure Manager, BOBST Group
Cbp takes control of branch IT with Riverbed.
Cbp provides expertise in the domain of brokerage, credit insurance consultancy services and pension products. The Cbp group has been offering its clients a range of bespoke digital solutions for twenty-five years. Cbp assists its European clients, which include internationally renowned banks and the biggest European insurance companies, by providing them with advice as well as operational services: call centers, risk selection, processing policy applications and claims through its local platforms.
The major advantage of using SteelFusion integrated with SteelHead is that the data is protected and, in the event of a business continuity plan being triggered following a crisis in a subsidiary, it can be up and running in just a few hours.Olivier Lavry, Head of Networks & Telecoms, Cbp