Riverbed to Showcase Next-Generation Storage Consolidation at EMC World 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- Today, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, announced its participation at EMC World 2012 from May 21-24 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. EMC World brings together IT professionals who are responsible for designing, building, and operating advanced IT environments. Both Riverbed® (booth# 837) and EMC (booth# 237) will showcase a joint proof of concept comprised of EMC storage solutions with Riverbed Granite that demonstrates a next-generation storage architecture for globally distributed enterprises looking to achieve the highest levels of consolidation. Granite makes it possible to move any data on a server to a secure, centralized location while maintaining high performance access just as if the data was stored locally. In addition, Riverbed representatives will discuss performance as the critical factor for successful backup and replication, and storage solutions in the cloud.
Conference attendees can visit the Riverbed and EMC booths to see a next-generation storage architecture proof of concept (POC) that solves the problem of distance by connecting the data center and remote offices. The POC combines EMC's Symmetrix VMAX and VPLEX with Riverbed Granite, and allows IT managers to consolidate and manage all edge applications, servers, and storage, centrally at the data center. The edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI) supports the commitment to virtualization and consolidation of global IT infrastructure, while enabling the delivery of services to any remote office as if it were local. Granite and VMAX technology together provide robust data center storage for branch office data consolidation. VPLEX combined with Granite enables customers to leverage heterogeneous storage platforms, while also providing data center high-availability protection.
For additional information on the joint POC, download the solutions brief "Consolidation, Control and Availability for the Globally Distributed Enterprise" at www.riverbed.com/assets/media/documents/briefs/SolutionBrief-Riverbed-EMC_new.pdf.
"I have directed several data center consolidations due to mergers and acquisitions. My strategy for each initiative is to maximize investments by leveraging data center and remote office infrastructure, and focus on improving performance," said John Iraci, vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure at DJO Global. "We use EMC's VNX storage platform, and ideally, I want the ability to 'vacuum up' servers located at remote offices into the data center to control them, and then optimize the WAN connection. The direction and premise that Riverbed delivers with Granite is simple: if my WAN is interrupted, then my remote sites can continue to operate. Granite with EMC VMAX and VPLEX provides the ultimate platform for consolidation, and ensures high-availability should the data center fail."
Riverbed Representatives Present on Improving the Performance for EMC Solutions in the Cloud, and Strategies for Meeting Backup and Recovery Goals
Riverbed will participate in two conference sessions. Alliances Director Katie Colbert will discuss how enterprises can improve the performance of EMC storage solutions in the cloud. Senior Product Manager Joshua Dobies will share insight on how enterprises can improve performance of EMC backup and replication solutions.
What: Boost the Performance of Your EMC Storage Solutions in the Cloud with Riverbed
Who: Katie Colbert, alliances director, Riverbed
When: Tuesday, May 22, 3:00-3:30 PM
Where: EMC Solutions Pavilion/Partner Theater
The growth of virtualization, consolidation, and cloud computing have brought new possibilities for IT, but have also created new challenges that impact performance, management, and visibility. Colbert will discuss how the Riverbed performance platform boosts the performance of EMC storage solutions, transforming the IT environment into a flexible, cost-efficient architecture.
What: Transform WAN performance for EMC backup and replication solutions with Riverbed
Who: Joshua Dobies, senior product manager, Steelhead Business Unit, Riverbed
When: Wednesday, May 23, 2:30-2:45 PM
Where: EMC Select Theater
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