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Riverbed White Paper - Stingray Traffic Manager VA Performance on vSphere 4

This document details the performance figures obtained by the Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager Virtual Appliance (VA) on VMware vSphere 4.0 and outlines the methods used to achieve these performance figures. A comparison of the performance of various virtual appliance configurations relative to that of the native install of Linux on the same hardware is also provided.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - Stingray Traffic Manager VMware vSphere 4 Performance on Cisco UCS

This document details the performance figures obtained by the Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager running on VMware vSphere 4.0 on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and outlines the methods used to achieve these performance figures.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - Optimizing Thin-client Traffic over the WAN

This document presents recent lab results showing that Riverbed Technology can improve the performance of thin-client traffic over the WAN. At the same time, the document explores various issues and methodologies around the challenge of optimizing thin-client traffic over the WAN, and shows how Riverbed Steelhead products are able to deliver not only compression and data deduplication of thin-client traffic, but also improved responsiveness for the remote end-user accessing the application over the WAN.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Wide-Area Data Services

This paper explains the multiple performance problems that affect WANs; the narrow technologies that are converging into WDS; and Riverbed® Steelhead® products – the market and technology leaders in WDS.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Utilities
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Best Practices in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery White Paper

IDC research highlights a number of practical challenges frequently at odds with a firm's continuity and recovery objectives.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Research

Riverbed White Paper - Data Protection and Recovery Guide with Granite

One of the major concerns for organisations is the ability to backup and restore data, especially when the data resides at the Branch Office. By delivering consolidation and centralisation of data from the branch to the data centre, Riverbed® Granite™ appliances help organisations be more effective with branch data backup and restore.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation

Riverbed White Paper - Whitewater Cloud Storage Gateway

This paper outlines the ease of use and deployment of Riverbed® Whitewater® cloud storage gateway with Veeam Backup & Replication. Whitewater provides a simple, efficient way to offsite data to cloud storage providers powered by Amazon S3, AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, Microsoft Windows Azure cloud storage, Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network, Rackspace Cloud Files, and general instances of EMC Atmos and OpenStack (Swift) Object Storage.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation

Riverbed White Paper - CIO Design Guide

This paper will explore the business imperatives that are driving enterprise IT design today, and then presents five key principles CIOs are using to redesign business infrastructure at companies of all sizes. Finally, this paper discusses the importance of WAN optimization solutions and explains how they can help to cohesively tie together distributed and highly mobile organizations.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - QoS Improvements

The Riverbed Technology WAN optimization solution accelerates data and applications across the entire network — at the data center, in the cloud, at branch offices, and even for mobile workers. It also enhances visibility into applications over the WAN. Customer’s businesses run faster and more efficiently, saving time and reducing the cost of IT infrastructure.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Accessories & Infrastructure
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Can Cloud and High Performance co-exist

Could the Cloud be too good to be true? The answer is yes. On the positive side of the ledger, the Cloud combines the time-honored concepts of shared facilities (e.g., data centers and servers) and economies of scale with a dash of rapid provisioning to deliver pay-as-you-need outsourced IT resources.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Accessories & Infrastructure
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - End to end application acceleration technologies overcome SaaS challenges

Even though infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals were skeptical, business professionals have been quick to embrace cloud-brace offerings; they are finding that cloud delivery can lead to some significant benefits, including reduced costs, improved time to market, and simplified technology rollouts.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Optimisation is for the Clouds

This paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of computing from a distance, describes how WAN optimization of cloud resources improves the user experience, explains how Riverbed’s Cloud Steelhead achieves this, and concludes with several deployment examples.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Utilities

Riverbed Granite White Paper - Use Cases

This whitepaper is intended for Riverbed customers, partners, IT architects and planners, and professional services engineers who are interested in learning which real world problems Granite solves. Previous experience with storage networking concepts is highly recommended, as is a strong background in storage planning and deployment.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation
Sector: Utilities

Riverbed White Paper - Mitigating the risks of IT change

Effective IT planning and decision making are dependent upon having a complete asset inventory and an accurate understanding about dependencies available before, during and after IT change activities. Application discovery and dependency mapping (ADDM) solutions automate the process of discovering and mapping transactions and applications to the underlying infrastructure and application interdependencies.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Revit Server and Riverbed Steelhead White Paper

This document describes the benefits of using Riverbed Steelhead appliances with Revit Server.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - SAP Optimisation Guidelines

Business applications running over SAP may utilize several different network protocols, as part of larger solutions such as SAP Opportunity Management, SAP CRM7, SAP CRM4 and portals utilizing SAP GUI. This guide focuses on two main on-the-wire technologies: SAP NetWeaver and SAP GUI. One or both of these protocols may be used to deliver a highly customized platform that serves as a foundation for business applications.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Technology

Riverbed Steelhead EX + Granite - Lab Validation Report

The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes. ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems, and identify any areas needing improvement. ESG Lab’s expert third-party perspective is based on our own hands-on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments. This ESG Lab report was sponsored by Riverbed.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Accessories & Infrastructure
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation
Sector: Technology

Riverbed & Forrester White Paper - Consolidating Branch Office Infrastructure

Successfully Consolidating Branch-Office Infrastructure In The Face Of More Users, Services, And Devices. Infrastructure And Operations Professionals Meet Their Goals With Strategic Consolidation And Advanced Optimisation Solutions

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Utilities

Riverbed White Paper - Disaster Recovery with Whitewater

This paper examines various technologies and strategies that have traditionally been the basis for DR planning, as well as new methodologies that have arisen around the public cloud. For those situations where a cloud-based DR strategy makes sense, specific best practice recommendations and implementation steps are described.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Considerations for Cisco WAAS in Large-Scale Enterprise Deployments

The Riverbed Technology WAN optimisation solution has an unparalleled track record of successful large-scale deployments in complex enterprise networks. Steelhead® products have been deployed in thousands of production IP networks, including many that have hundreds of Riverbed® Steelhead appliances. Since Cisco is the undisputed leader for general IP networking solutions, the Cisco WAAS offering would seem to be a natural solution candidate for many enterprise customers. Curiously, despite Cisco’s market dominance in network equipment, and years of serious and determined efforts to promote the WAAS product, a number of large enterprises that initially selected Cisco WAAS have been unable to get it to work in their network, and have subsequently replaced their Cisco WAAS systems with the Riverbed solution.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Stingray Traffic Manager: Valuation and Prioritisation

Whether running an eCommerce web site, online corporate services or an internal intranet, there’s always the need to squeeze more performance from limited resources and to ensure that the most valuable users get the best possible levels of service from the services hosted. Flash crowd events, greedy or malicious users, and poorly performing applications all affect the level of service you deliver. The powerful traffic management capabilities of Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager let define the service policies that deal with these problems, and apply them easily and non-intrusively to all the traffic.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Utilities

Riverbed White Paper - Whitewater Data Security

Information is becoming the currency of the 21st century, and organizations of all sizes are creating more information than ever before. Frequently, organizations struggle with how best to balance storage requirements with available budgets. The benefits of greater storage capacity are clear: better change management and roll-back, easier archival and discovery, reliable backup and recovery.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation

Riverbed White Paper - Stingray Traffic Manager/Cisco

This document details the performance figures obtained by the Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager running on VMware vSphere 4.0 on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and outlines the methods used to achieve these performance figures. This testing follows a previous test conducted with Cisco UCS blade running on a previous generation of Intel Xeon processors. The results from these two sets of tests will be compared at the end of this document.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - Stingray Traffic Manager

This document details the performance figures obtained by the Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager Virtual Appliance (VA) on VMware vSphere 4.0 and outlines the methods used to achieve these performance figures. A comparison of the performance of various virtual appliance configurations relative to that of the native install of Linux on the same hardware is also provided.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - Virtualisation: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions

While it is possible to virtualise almost any component of IT, this report will focus on three forms of virtualisation: server virtualisation, desktop virtualisation, and virtualised appliances. A key reason for this focus is that significant synergies exist between and amongst these forms of virtualisation.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Virtualisation

Riverbed White Paper - Whitewater ROI

Storing data in the cloud using a Whitewater™ cloud storage gateway from Riverbed Technology overcomes what is becoming a serious challenge for IT departments: how to manage the vast, and ever-growing, amount of data that must be protected. Whitewater eliminates concerns about data security, data transmission speeds over the Internet, and data availability, while providing great flexibility and a favorable return on investment.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Evaluating the ROI of Riverbed Steelhead EX & Granite White Paper

Through consolidation and centralization, IT departments can take advantage of greater cost efficiencies at data centers while gaining new levels of flexibility to serve business needs.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Accessories & Infrastructure
Technology: Networking & Communications

Vyatta White Paper - Routing & Security for Riverbed RSP

Vyatta and Riverbed have partnered to deliver a consolidated edge device combining the Vyatta network OS with Riverbed Steelhead appliances. Adding Vyatta’s routing and security software to the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP) enables enterprises to deploy a single best-of-breed edge device to connect, protect and optimize branch office networks.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Manufacturer: Brocade
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Utilities

Talari White Paper - Turbo Chargin WAN and Riverbed

This paper will show how, in addition to its other benefits, Talari’s Adaptive Private Networking (APN) technology for WAN Virtualization also delivers application acceleration performance benefits, both on its own and in conjunction with WAN Optimization. We use file transfers – the most common network application, and certainly the one most commonly utilized and cross-­‐comparable for measured benchmarking results – to demonstrate the benefits WAN Virtualization brings to application performance and performance predictability. All test results cited were created using Talari APN technology and technology from WAN Optimization market leader Riverbed Technology.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Manufacturer: Talari
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Improving the Business Value of WAN Optimization

In 2007, IDC conducted 12 interviews with Riverbed Steelhead customers in order to assess their experiences after deploying the WAN optimization solution. Given that Riverbed Technology has added features and functionality to Steelhead over the past two years, IDC worked with Riverbed to update and add to this research by conducting eight additional in-depth interviews with Steelhead customers. In this study, as in the 2007 study, IDC found that customers were able to reduce IT costs, improve IT staff efficiency, increase availability for users, and trim time to market with new revenue-generating opportunities.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Research
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Adding Business Value with Wide Area Data Services

With the growing importance of anywhere, anytime access for an increasingly dispersed workforce, IT managers are continually looking for ways to accelerate application performance across the wide area network (WAN). Point products are available to improve one or another aspect of WAN performance, such as insufficient or congested bandwidth, impaired application performance, slow remote backup and replication, or obstacles to IT consolidation.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation
Sector: Utilities

Wide Area Data Services: Optimizing the Branch

In February 2004, Taneja Group defined the term Wide Area File Services (WAFS) to describe a group of bright young companies that were optimizing network file access across wide geographic areas. Since that term, we have continued to track the rapid evolution of various optimization challenges for the distributed enterprise, spending significant time talking with both customers and vendors. We reached the conclusion that WAFS must now be considered a subset of an even more encompassing category that we define here as Wide Area Data Services (WDS). The pioneering and defining firm in the WDS category is Riverbed Technology, based in San Francisco.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Utilities
Sector: Technology

Riverbed White Paper - Miscrosoft SQL Accelerator Software

Many important enterprise applications host their data on Microsoft SQL Server databases. These applications are designed for client-server environments with ever-larger numbers of clients accessing a small number of increasingly-powerful servers powered by Microsoft SQL Server. Accompanying the ubiquity of such applications are user complaints regarding performance issues as greater numbers of remote clients attempt to access enterprise application data from geographically distant locations..

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - Remote IT Infrastructure Consolidation

Fortune 1000 CIOs are making the strategic choice to consolidate remote site IT infrastructure into central data centers. They are compelled to move some or all remote file servers, email servers, backup, and other servers because through such site consolidation they can jointly address the need to reduce remote site operating costs and mandates for more rigorous security and compliance.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Accessories & Infrastructure
Technology: Networking & Communications

Riverbed White Paper - Extreme Savings: Cutting Costs with Wide-Area Data Services

Organizations of all sizes strive to be more productive and run low cost operations. Particularly in difficult economic times, many organizations will evaluate various cost-cutting initiatives in order to weather the storm. However, enterprises need to be careful to pursue cost cutting measures that won’t negatively impact day-to-day operations or constrain long term growth. Employees need to do their jobs more efficiently than before, so it is vital to keep IT infrastructure up-to-date. Ideally, organizations should not make deep cuts in investments that may jeopardize future growth, such as product improvements or hiring of key personnel.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Networking & Communications
Sector: Utilities

Riverbed White Paper - Centralized Data Backup

The need to be close to customers, manufacturing facilities and specialized labor have required organizations to extend the traditional concept of “headquarters” to offices and factories hundreds or even thousands of miles away. However, along with the opportunities that come with workforce globalization, come the realities of dealing with data that sprawls across the organization. Whether the data is at the Munich branch or at HQ in New York, it is equally susceptible to loss, requiring that data recovery and security plans apply to all parts of the organization, regardless of location.

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation
Sector: Manufacturing

Riverbed White Paper - 5 Steps to Successful IT Consolidation

For most organizations today, the possibility of consolidating IT infrastructure out of remote offices and into the main data center is an idea that has been on the table to cut costs and boost productivity. After all, isn’t consolidation supposed to produce these benefits with nothing more than a small one-time effort of some time and money? While consolidation can certainly bring a number of benefits to organizations - and by this point you’ve already created the ROI calculations that show a year or less payback period

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Manufacturer: Riverbed
Technology: Accessories & Infrastructure
Technology: Networking & Communications
Technology: Storage & Virtualisation
 
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