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Taming The Distributed Enterprise WAFS

In many respects, the branch office is still the “wild frontier” of enterprise IT: an uncharted, unknown territory best left to the adventurous. This frontier mentality is especially evident in the world of storage. There are over 1 million corporate branch offices in the United States, most of them utilizing some manner of file serving technology.

Publish date: 03/01/04

Taneja Group WAFS ROI White Paper

Over the past year, Taneja Group has been closely tracking the development of the Wide Area File Services (WAFS) market. Based on the level of interest from the end user community, there is now little question that this product segment solves legitimate technical and business challenges for the distributed enterprise.


Publish date: 07/01/04

Branch Office Data Consolidation Strategy: Delivering End-to-End Solutions - Solution Profile

Managing and protecting remote data islands in today’s distributed enterprise presents enormous challenges for IT staff. As a result, many companies are considering and pursuing branch office data consolidation initiatives to tame their escalating capital and operational costs. This paper will describe the benefits of branch office data consolidation, key solution requirements, and highlight EMC’s branch office data consolidation offerings.


Publish date: 02/01/05

Wide Area Data Services: Optimizing the Branch - Technology in Depth

In February 2004, Taneja Group defined the term Wide Area File Services (WAFS) to describe a group of bright young companies that were optimizing network file access across wide geographic areas. Since that term, we have continued to track the rapid evolution of various optimization challenges for the distributed enterprise, spending significant time talking with both customers and vendors.


Publish date: 05/21/05

Tacit Networks

Improving remote office management is one of the key initiatives in practically every IT shop we have talked to in the past eighteen months. The reason is simple: greater than 60% of corporate data is outside the data center and often half of that is in remote locations. Practically all data outside datacenters is poorly managed today.

Publish date: 04/01/06

Expand Compass

The world of the remote and branch office (ROBO) has become increasingly complex in the past two years. As more and more enterprises seek to address business challenges that span many geographies, developing a coherent, converged wide-area strategy becomes paramount. We see that customers need to find solutions that optimize their flexibility from a converged platform.

Publish date: 11/01/06

Riverbed RIOS 4.0

On March 14th, Riverbed released RiOS 4.0, a major enhancement to its flagship operating system behind the Riverbed Steelhead WDS (wide-area data services) appliance. With RiOS 4.0, Riverbed has addressed several crucial areas in terms of accelerating encrypted, secure traffic and improving the performance of chatty web-based applications that previously had been unaddressed by WDS products.

Publish date: 03/01/07

Riverbed Introduces Enterprise Disaster Recovery Support

Riverbed has expanded WDS to include enterprise DR support, enabling the efficient and secure transport of large datasets over the WAN from one data center to another. In this profile we will spotlight the first vendor with a product offering in this expanded WDS space: Riverbed. We believe that this ability is nothing less than a breakthrough in WDS.

Publish date: 11/12/07
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Riverbed Accelerates Cloud Storage with Whitewater

Congratulations to Riverbed on the launch of the new Whitewater appliance for cloud storage acceleration.

  • Premiered: 11/10/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Riverbed.com
Topic(s): Atmos Cloud Storage EMC Riverbed WAN Optimization Whitewater

Riverbed and EMC Deliver Capacity-Optimized Cloud Storage for Backup, Recovery, Archiving, and DR

Many innovative enterprises are turning to cloud storage to meet their data protection demands. Cloud storage promises an elastic “pay-as-you-go” storage pool for backups and archives, which not only reduces expensive up-front backup disk and tape costs, but eliminates the need to maintain them off-site. This paper explores the factors that are driving the move to cloud storage and then introduces a solution from Riverbed and EMC that enables organizations to perform cloud backup and replication at LAN-like performance that is as reliable and secure as local disk or tape at a lower cost.

Publish date: 11/15/10

Riverbed Optimization for the Cloud – Weaving together the connectivity behind the hybrid cloud

There’s little doubt today that the concept of cloud is an irresistible force that is altering the landscape upon which IT systems are built and integrated. The fact is, the cloud is already here in data centers today, as the footprint of IT has rapidly changed and is quickly becoming a mix of services drawn from both public and private clouds. Whether it is by a small degree, or a large degree, the potential of using many of this first generation of Internet-scattered, public cloud services has opportunistically drawn in many users, even within the most stoic and unchangeable of institutions. In this Solution Brief, we’ll examine how one vendor – Riverbed – is turning their technology to the integration of these cloud services with the traditional infrastructure; an area where they are particularly enabled to deliver with their rich history of optimizing connectivity and capabilities across systems scattered around the globe.

Publish date: 07/25/11

Riverbed Extends From Wan Optimization To Global Storage Infrastructure: Enabling Next Generation...

Riverbed and Taneja Group have identified a critical emerging challenge that limits IT performance in highly distributed customer environments: costly, complex, and hardware-heavy branch offices. Riverbed customers report that they are struggling to achieve the same level of consolidation (and cost efficiency) in their branch offices that server and storage virtualization have enabled in their datacenters. So the WAN optimization pioneer has now turned its full attention to overcoming its customers’ top barriers to further branch office consolidation. The result is the new Steelhead EX + Granite, which extends the virtual edge of the data center, combining a true “branch-office box” virtualized hardware platform with a first-of-its-kind block storage technology.

Publish date: 02/03/12
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Riverbed's Edge Virtualization Redefines What Data "Center" Means

We've seen one physical barrier after another fall in the IT datacenter under increasing advances in virtualization and new "software defined" capabilities ... Riverbed, leveraging their world-class WAN optimization and storage "extension" solutions, has just rolled out an interesting new capability that they are calling edge-virtualization...

  • Premiered: 10/03/12
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Riverbed Edge Virtualization Storage Software Defined Datacenter
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Riverbed in the wild - will HP go to market be big?

Could a Riverbed and HP partnership on a converged infrastructure platform be the next big thing for Riverbed?

  • Premiered: 02/26/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): RVBD Riverbed Steelhead Granite Cloud Branch Office VDI convergence HP Acceleration

Transforming Branch IT Delivery from Provisioning to Recovery

Thursday, September 19, 2013 

11am PDT / 2pm EDT 

Organizations that operate remote and branch offices are often faced with a difficult choice: deploy servers and storage close to users at the edge to ensure local performance or consolidate to the data center to ensure control and safekeeping. A new architectural approach enables IT organizations to resolve the conflict by delivering the best of both worlds – local performance in the branch delivered from the data center. 

Join Riverbed Technology for an overview and discussion with industry analyst Taneja Group as they highlight breakthroughs in storage delivery that enable organizations to present datacenter-managed storage, servers, and applications as if they’re local in remote locations. You’ll learn how to: 

Ensure control of servers, applications, and data centrally to lower costs, improve security, centralize protection, and simplify management without impacting branch user performance
Recover a remote site and resume operations in minutes from the data center over the WAN
Provision, upgrade, and patch branch systems centrally and resume operations with minimal disruption
Lower costs and transform the delivery of IT services to remote offices like many other industries have already done, including government, healthcare, retail, legal, financial, manufacturing, oil & gas, mining, government, architecture, engineering, and construction


Featured Speakers: 

Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst and Consultant, Taneja Group

Eric Carter, Director of Product Marketing,Riverbed

  • Premiered: 09/19/13 at 11:00am Pacific Time
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
  • Sponsor(s): Riverbed Technology
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Riverbed Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mike Matchett Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): storage delivery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IT Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): WAN Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data protection Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Remote Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Branch Office Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Center
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Enterprise Storage Projected to Branch Locations: Riverbed and IBM Team Up

I just had the pleasure of sitting with Rob Whitely from Riverbed and Michelle Tidwell from IBM to discuss their solution that combines IBM enterprise class storage in the data center with Riverbed Granite in branch locations. Together, the result is as if you had enterprise class storage in each branch location, but really all data is managed and protected in the data center. And each branch gains resiliency to network failures and local storage performance. See the video of our talk...

  • Premiered: 01/24/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Riverbed IBM ROBO Virtualization Distributed Storage

Data Centralization vs. Speed: Today's Data Center Challenge

Hear leading industry speakers explain how centrally managed, yet branch-agile, modern data centers from the partnership of Riverbed and IBM storage solutions let you consolidate and protect data, save costs with advanced storage capabilities, virtualize to manage heterogeneous storage systems, and provision and recover from disasters in real time.


Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group

Michelle Tidwell, Business Line Manager, Storage ISV Solutions and OEM STG Storage, IBM

Rob Whiteley, VP, Product Solutions Marketing, Riverbed Technology

  • Premiered: 01/24/14
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Sponsor(s): IBM, Riverbed
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IBM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Riverbed Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): data Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Center Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery

Vendor Panel: Backup and Archiving in the Age of the Cloud

Backup and archiving in the age of the cloud, where we'll discuss the fundamental challenges and the emerging capabilities that are taking customers down the path of new approaches to data backup and data retention in their on-premise and/or off-premise cloud infrastructures. 

The panel will consist of leading thinkers from four vendors that represent the leading innovations for private and public cloud information protection and retention.

Jeff Boles, Taneja Group

Stephen Aldous, HP

Eric Carter, Riverbed

Mat Hamlin, Spanning

Rick Vanover, Veeam

  • Premiered: 01/30/14
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTALK
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Taneja Group Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): HP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Riverbed Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Spanning Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Veeam Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Archiving Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data protection Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR

When and how to implement an object storage platform

When deciding whether to implement an object storage platform into your environment, it makes sense to first outline what kind of data you're storing and how it's typically used.

  • Premiered: 02/04/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA Archive TBA Backup TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA EMC TBA Cleversafe TBA Compuverde TBA DDN TBA Dell TBA HP TBA NetApp TBA Quantum TBA Scality TBA Tarmin TBA OpenStack TBA Gluster TBA Inktank TBA RedHat TBA HDS TBA Riverbed TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Microsoft TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA File Storage TBA Block Storage
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Pain Points within the Virtual Infrastructure: How to Not Lose Your Cost Savings

If you're reading this blog chances are you're a storage practitioner, a virtual administrator, or the boss of some of those folks - and you likely know that storage is expensive. But do you know just how expensive?

  • Premiered: 03/28/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Storage Virtualization Virtual Infrastructure Scale Riverbed SteelFusion VMWare VSAN Tintri