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Riverbed Expands Steelhead WAN Product Family

Introduces Riverbed Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series which delivers up to 60x Acceleration in WAN Performance

Riverbed Technology has announced that it has expanded its Riverbed Steelhead wide area network (WAN) optimization product family with the launch of new purpose-build appliance, the Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series. It addresses the needs of datacenter-to-datacenter data replication workloads, offering up to 60 times WAN performance acceleration and up to 99 percent bandwidth reduction.

Paul O’Farrell, SVP and GM, Steelhead Products Group, Riverbed, said, “The Steelhead product family is already the most complete WAN optimization solution in the market, and with this announcement we added another important and business-critical use case. The new Steelhead DX Edition eliminates distance between datacenters as a barrier to achieving true location-independent computing, which in this case means that data can be moved, stored and backed-up regardless of where facilities are located, but with performance similar to a local area network. Only Riverbed offers a complete solution for both large-scale branch-to-datacenter and datacenter-to-datacenter environments.”

The Steelhead DX Edition 8000 Series features software and hardware purpose-built and optimized for datacenter-to-datacenter workloads. It supports up to 2 Gbps of optimized WAN capacity and up to 10 Gbps of optimized LAN capacity while optimizing up to 10,000 TCP and UDP application flows. In addition, the solution provides optimizations for data replication applications such as NetApp SnapMirror and EMC Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), providing advanced performance, enhanced visibility and fine-grain control of data replication processes end-to-end across the WAN.

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