Items Tagged: WAN
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.
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.
Riverbed's recent announcement of its partnership with Akamai to port its WAN optimization engine into Akamai's global delivery network has more to it than what meets the eye at the first glance. It has the potential to be revolutionary in and propel the mass adoption of cloud based SaaS services by minimizing WAN and network based latency that has plagued many such delivery mechanisms - especially for small and medium sized businesses who cannot afford a fat pipe to the internet.
The data center is rapidly evolving. As a result, most data protection and disaster recovery (DR) plans were developed for an IT environment that bears little resemblance to today's dynamic, highly distributed and increasingly virtualized data centers. Traditional disaster recovery planning assumed that remote locations had a dedicated IT staff, applications and data were generally static, local data protection was most efficient, and wide-area networks (WANs) between locations were strictly limited and expensive.
WAN optimization allows an enterprise to maximize the potential benefits of cloud computing
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.
Award-Winning WAN Optimization Company Garners Analyst Community Recognition for Leadership Role Validating the Impact of Big Data on the WAN.
AMI StorTrends already optimizes iSCSI primary storage for high performance over the LAN. Their iTX Data Storage Software optimizes data for fast transport over the WAN as well.
Providing and managing ROBO storage can be a challenge, but a hybrid approach using a combination of local and cloud-based storage may be the best solution.