Riverbed Unveils IT Performance Solution for Accelerating VMware vSphere® Replication

Riverbed Unveils IT Performance Solution for Accelerating VMware vSphere® Replication

Joint Riverbed and VMware Solution Critical for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud and Virtualized Environments
 
SAN FRANCISCO—August 30, 2011—Today at VMworld® 2011, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced its Steelhead® appliance wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions accelerate VMware vSphere® Replication, a new feature of VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ 5. The combination of the Riverbed® and VMware solutions address the challenges of replicating data across the WAN in cloud and virtualized environments, and is an integral component to improving business continuity and disaster recovery. This joint collaboration between Riverbed and VMware enables organizations to build public, private and hybrid clouds for connecting global enterprises.

VMware vSphere Replication is a new feature of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5 that allows virtual machines (VMs) and their associated data to be replicated within or between local, remote or cloud-based data centers. When replicating data across the WAN, challenges may arise due to bandwidth constraints, high latency in the network and packet loss – all of which results in unsatisfactory performance that ultimately leads to replication not completed within an allotted timeframe. The Riverbed and VMware joint solution enables companies to realize the benefits of extended distance data replication in a cost-effective approach without compromising recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) goals. The Riverbed WAN optimization solutions deliver significant performance gains when replicating large amounts of data across the WAN, while dramatically reducing the recurring costs associated with WAN infrastructure.

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager complements VMware vSphere Replication, and provides the simplest and most reliable disaster protection and site migration for all applications traveling over the WAN,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “This joint solution with Riverbed optimizes the WAN traffic, and enables VMware vSphere Replication deployments to perform at near-LAN speeds across long distances, improving business continuity and disaster recovery.”

As part of the joint solution, Steelhead appliances overcome the challenges of replicating data across the WAN, which include bandwidth constraints, high latency and packet loss. An extensive test conducted by Riverbed and VMware resulted in significant performance benefits for VMware vSphere Replication deployed in a Riverbed optimized WAN environment. The testing scenario of VMware vSphere Replication with and without the Steelhead appliance, in a variety of real-world WAN network conditions, showed an improvement of greater than 5X1 in end-to-end data replication performance and bandwidth reduction.

Riverbed and VMware continue to build and expand our strategic partnership and the solutions we create enable organizations to build high-performance and high-efficiency public, private and hybrid clouds,” said Venugopal Pai, vice president of Global Alliances at Riverbed. “This latest joint solution integrates the best-of-breed Riverbed Steelhead appliance with VMware vSphere Replication to accelerate disaster recovery and reduce the cost of WAN infrastructure.

More than 13,000 organizations worldwide, across a wide range of markets, depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Riverbed delivers hardware, software and virtualized solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. Virtualization, consolidation and cloud computing promise huge cost savings and improved efficiencies, but as users move farther from their data, slow applications and file transfers can stall these strategic initiatives. Riverbed delivers to the remote office and mobile workers the same “local area network (LAN)-like” performance, no matter where the private data center or public cloud may be. Riverbed continues building on its success in the WAN optimization, application-aware network performance management (NPM) and data protection markets with new and innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in public, private and hybrid clouds.

For more information on VMworld Las Vegas 2011, visit http://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/us/.

About Riverbed

Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.

Source: Riverbed

 

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