In an IT world of hybrid and distributed everything, what organizations want is a solution that brings centralization, flexibility, and automation to Edge IT. A solution that allows you to roll out services when you need them, how you need them and where you need them, all while ensuring your most critical corporate asset data is protected. Imagine an Edge with no servers. No storage. No more backup to worry about. What if you could instantly provision new applications, new services and entirely new sites across your business? And what if you could instantly recover from a remote outage? It’s a hands off, Zero Branch IT approach. Through Riverbed SteelFusion, branches can be spun up, spun down, moved, backed up, and restored amazingly fast all from the central data center, and now conveniently in the cloud, without requiring assistance from operational staff in the branch. Riverbed SteelFusion helps businesses meet the variable application performance requirements of their ROBO locations while reducing complexity and mitigating risk.
Riverbed SteelFusion brings the simplicity, agility, and security of hyperconvergence to the edge of your network. Hyperconvergence has seen wide adoption in enterprise IT; its modular blocks of server, storage, and networking simplify administration and improve scalability in the data center. But what about remote and branch offices (ROBOs)? According to the Taneja Group, only Riverbed SteelFusion gives IT organizations the simplicity, security, and scalability of hyper convergence to the edge of the enterprise, while still providing the performance and access that ROBOs need. Riverbed SteelFusion uniquely takes remote office and branch office IT to zero by enabling enterprise level security for remote data, instant provisioning of remote services and locations, fast recovery from outages. and LANlevel performance for edge users. With Riverbed SteelFusion a working set of data is projected to your branch at any given time.
Zero Branch IT With Riverbed SteelFusion
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) tests the Riverbed Hyperconverged Edge solution. IT organizations are constantly charged with the task of balancing business priorities with the technology investments required to achieve them. This often results in highly complex environments of point solutions characterized by application and infrastructure silos that lack integration within and among individual systems. This is especially true in remote office/branch office (ROBO) locations, where large numbers of sites have widely varying application requirements, plus the challenges of their distance from corporate data centers and lack of on site IT resources. In this hands on lab review, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) tests Riverbed SteelFusion with a focus on validating the ways Riverbed SteelFusion greatly simplifies the deployment and management of remote sites and branch offices, while delivering unprecedented protection to data assets and continuous and high performance branch applications to end users.
Securing edge data How you can get data out of high risk places. Data outside the data center is a security risk. Today’s businesses store over half of their data in remote and branch offices where it is subject to natural disasters, hacking, political turmoil, or outright theft. What if you could store, secure, and manage all of your data where it’s safest, in your data center or public cloud, while guaranteeing that your end users still get local performance, even during WAN outages? Data centralization in the secure data center or cloud without sacrificing performance. Riverbed SteelFusion branch converged infrastructure enables “stateless” secure branch services. Riverbed SteelFusion’s unique approach of data centralization consolidates data from remote and branch offices into the data center or public cloud where physical access is strictly controlled and backup and replication policies and procedures are stringent, your branch data is much more secure.
A single source of truth for performance—how useful would a portal be that shows the links between business and app performance? Your single source of truth for application performance. Effectively managing application performance in today’s hybrid enterprise requires deep and broad visibility across complex networks and hosting environments. Enterprises often take a fragmented approach to managing applications. Riverbed SteelCentral Portal brings everything together in a single pane of glass, eliminating the war room approach to address performance issues that often take months to fix or never get fixed.
Rethink branch IT—Riverbed is revolutionizing the way organizations manage remote and branch office (ROBO) IT by delivering the only hyper converged solution designed with the unique challenges of edge IT in mind. Riverbed SteelFusion enables the “Hyper converged Edge”, simplifying the complexities that have become so costly to maintain in an increasingly distributed world of opportunity. What this brings is unprecedented levels of simplicity, agility, data security, and business continuity across your entire distributed enterprise.
When you add Riverbed SteelCentral to your SteelHead deployment you’ll get complete application visibility and optimization. Application visibility anywhere. Deep application intelligence and network visibility to see all applications, everywhere they run. Responsiveness and control. Rea time application visibility to ensure critical applications get Quality of Service (QoS) levels that are aligned with business objectives. Accelerate business. Deliver application acceleration anywhere while enhancing end—user experience and visibility to increase productivity levels, optimize resources and reduce TCO.
Continuously monitor them to get end to end visibility and end—user experience insights around the clock. Take control of application performance. Detecting and fixing problems on live applications has never been more challenging. Watch the Riverbed webinar series to examine and resolve common, yet elusive application performance problems that reveal themselves only when you look at them from the right vantage point. Riverbed SteelCentral NetSensor provides agentless infrastructure component monitoring to deliver a comprehensive picture of how your infrastructure is affecting network and application performance.
AutoVPN multi mesh VPN connectivity to ensure application delivery from Cloud to WAN to LAN over any network underlay (MPLS, Internet). Native cloud integration to seamlessly connect private and public clouds. Global, centralized policy management to ensure performance of applications regardless of their locations (in the data centers or in the Cloud). Single click, instant cloud connectivity and provisioning including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Cloud visibility with sharing of flow data in Riverbed SteelCentral reports, enabling IT to understand minute by minute consumption of applications; report application specific performance by network, site, and user; and make path and quality of service decisions quickly. Riverbed SteelConnect is also suitable for hybrid environments that host some applications in the public cloud and need to deliver them to a remote location. Riverbed announced Amazon AWS as the first supported provider, with Microsoft Azure compatibility to be added later this year.
Riverbed SteelFusion brings the simplicity, agility, and security of hyperconvergence to the edge of your network. Hyperconvergence has seen wide adoption in enterprise IT, its modular blocks of server, storage, and networking simplify administration and improve scalability in the data center. But what about remote and branch offices (ROBOs)? According to the Taneja Group, only Riverbed SteelFusion gives IT organizations the simplicity, security, and scalability of hyper convergence to the edge of the enterprise, while still providing the performance and access that ROBOs need.
Riverbed SteelFusion uniquely takes remote office and branch office IT to zero by enabling enterprise level security for remote data, instant provisioning of remote services and locations, fast recovery from outages. and LANlevel performance for edge users. With Riverbed SteelFusion a working set of data is projected to your branch at any given time.
Accelerate Riverbed SteelHead deployments and time to value. Your organization selected Riverbed SteelHead to accelerate critical applications across your enterprise network. Now turn to the expertise of Riverbed Professional Services (RPS) to realize your business objectives quickly and consistently. From initial purchases to ongoing operations, RPS ensures optimal adoption and utilization of Riverbed SteelHead across a multitude of use cases such as SaaS, IaaS, mobile, and data center migration. Riverbed SteelHead Implementation—receive best practice planning, deployment, configuration, and operational knowledge transfer services that enhance your Riverbed SteelHead solution.
Leverage the implementation services to learn how to utilize Riverbed WAN optimization solutions from your first purchase of Riverbed SteelHead appliances through successful deployment and ongoing management. Riverbed SteelHead Optimization Audit—assess your existing Riverbed SteelHead deployment and receive recommendations to maximize the performance of critical applications. The solution derives all network path possibilities and, based on business policies, enables you to prioritize and deliver critical applications over the faster hybrid networks and less critical recreational applications and bulk backups over the Internet.
Riverbed has a wide range of APIs for its application performance infrastructure solutions, including RESTful APIs. They are the foundation for Riverbed’s developer tools, including Riverbed SteelScript for Python and the Riverbed SteelScript Application Framework. With Riverbed Open APIs, you can access metrics and configuration controls of Riverbed application performance infrastructure. This allows you to customize how you consume metrics and automate configuration, including, exporting indexed packets from Riverbed SteelCentral NetShark for custom analysis. Customizing your view of network traffic data from Riverbed SteelCentral NetProfiler alongside IT ticketing data.
Riverbed Open APIs give you the option to extend the value of your Riverbed infrastructure with customization, integration, and automation. With APIs, you can write software that automates processes. This saves time and effort, while producing more consistent results. Get more out of your Riverbed investment with open APIs. Riverbed open APIs give you the option to extend the value of your Riverbed infrastructure with customization, integration, and automation. With APIs, you can write software that automates processes. This saves time and effort, while producing more consistent results. Quickly build web applications that consume and process Data from Riverbed and beyond.