Sunday, October 21, 2007

Riverbed Enhances WDS for Disaster Recovery Acceleration

Riverbed Technology released version 4.1 of its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS), adding application-specific optimization for large-scale data transfers. Specifically, Riverbed has enhanced its RiOS software with disaster recovery intelligence and is introducing a new Steelhead appliance model 6120, which is optimized for disaster recovery. In addition, Riverbed has introduced optimizations for Oracle11i applications.

In RiOS 4.1, Riverbed is using behavioral traffic recognition to enable adaptive acceleration based on the size and type of the data to be transferred. The system automatically recognizes disaster recovery operations, such as data replication and backup jobs, to achieve even faster performance for large-scale data transfers.

The new Riverbed Steelhead appliance model 6120, which is optimized for data-center-to-data-center transfers, has a raw capacity of seven terabytes and a data store that is over three terabytes in size, doubling the capacity of Riverbed's currently available largest Steelhead appliance model. The Steelhead appliance model 6120 will be generally available on November 15, 2007. The US list price is $119,995.

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