Riverbed Debuts Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series WAN Family
The series provides optimizations for data replication applications such as NetApp SnapMirror and EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF).Application performance infrastructure specialist Riverbed Technology announced the expansion of its Steelhead wide area network (WAN) optimization product family, offering the Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series to address the specialized needs of datacenter-to-datacenter data replication workloads. Supporting up to 2 Gbps of optimized WAN capacity and up to 10 Gbps of optimized local area network (LAN) capacity while optimizing up to 10,000 TCP and UDP application flows, the series delivers helps accelerating data transfers over long distance. In addition, the series provides optimizations for data replication applications such as NetApp SnapMirror and EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), providing enhanced performance, enhanced visibility and fine-grain control of data replication processes end-to-end across the WAN. "Maintaining fast and predictable WAN performance into and between datacenters has become critical for many of today’s enterprises," Brad Casemore, research director at IT research firm IDC, said in a statement. "Protecting data within and across multiple data centers is essential to keeping a business online and operational. The challenge is doing so without generating ever increasing operational cost and risk, even as data sets and replication workloads continue to increase."
The company said to transfer and protect more data more often, organizations must ensure fast and predictable WAN performance despite common WAN performance impairments, including high latency, packet loss, limited bandwidth and competition among applications.