Riverbed Granite 2.6 to support more branches, bigger data sets

Riverbed Technology announced the launch of Riverbed Granite 2.6 that is designed to support more branches, bigger data sets, and additional enterprise-class storage solutions, including IBM Storwize V7000.

Riverbed claims that Granite is a branch converged infrastructure solution, which centralizes branch data in the data center while delivering local performance to branch users.

Granite enables businesses to restore operations in minutes vs. days, centrally protect and secure data, and significantly lower the TCO of branch and remote offices.

“Organizations need better ways to protect data in remote places, faster ways to recover branches after disasters, and lower-cost ways to manage these critical operations,” said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery at Riverbed.

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Jerry Vigil, director IT operations, Bill Barrett, said: “Our users get great local performance and my IT staff is able to manage data centrally with the added plus of having a solid, faster disaster recovery capability. I’m already a happy user. The fact that Granite 2.6 delivers even more ways to simplify management and protect data affirms that we made the right choice for our branch infrastructure.”

Granite 2.6 features

New snapshot integration capabilities in Riverbed Granite 2.6 provide application-consistent data protection with a greater number of data center storage arrays. A snapshot records the state of a storage device at a particular point in time, accelerating recovery for branch servers and data and minimizing the impact of outages or data failures.

Integrated support for IBM Storwize V7000 arrays enables configuration and coordination of branch data snapshots in the data center. IBM customers now get seamless end-to-end data protection for applications running in branch offices and can use existing datacenter backup solutions like IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and Symantec NetBackup.

The snapshot handoff framework introduces a script-execution interface used to orchestrate snapshot operations for storage arrays for which Granite-integrated snapshot control is not currently available.

The new Virtual Granite Core 1500 (VGC-1500) series delivers greater capacity for Virtual Granite Core deployments, scaling to support more branches and larger datasets.

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