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September 19, 2013

Riverbed Expands its Whitewater Cloud Storage Appliance Family and Upgrades OS

Riverbed (News - Alert) Technology, an application performance company, expanded its Whitewater cloud storage appliance family by adding new hardware models and upgrades to its operating system (OS).

John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery Business Unit at Riverbed said, “As public cloud storage costs continue to fall, customers are looking to move new and larger data sets into the cloud. Our new generation of Whitewater cloud storage appliances expands scalability and performance to meet customer requirements.”

Customers will be able to ingest, protect and store more data. The new WWOS 3.0 improves customers’ disaster recovery initiatives by offering immediate recovery at a disaster recovery location in case the primary system fails.

Officials explained that the new Riverbed Whitewater appliances and OS ensure greater capacity and faster ingest speeds, in addition to more replication options. This makes Whitewater appliances critical for enterprises, which rely on the reliability of cloud storage options like Amazon Glacier.

The improvements made in the Whitewater model appliances include triple the cache of previous models and support of up to 14.4 petabytes of logical data. The Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 3.0 enables pairwise replication, with which enterprises can replicate to an additional Whitewater appliance at a secondary location.

“These capabilities greatly expand the number of organizations that can implement cloud storage while tailoring RTO to their unique requirements,” Martin added.

Whitewater is essentially a purpose built storage appliance which ensures data protection and archiving. Also it seamlessly integrates organizations’ cloud storage infrastructures to achieve instant recovery and end to end security.  

By using the cloud as a safe and secure site for data storage, Whitewater appliances can help organizations streamline IT management. Also organizations need to pay only according to their usage, and need not spend on new hardware.

Recently Joyent, a cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, and Riverbed Technology entered an alliance to launch the Riverbed Stingray and Joyent content delivery cloud (CDC), a fast and efficient content delivery platform.

Edited by Blaise McNamee

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