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Meet Riverbed at EMC Americas Forum 2011 – Performance Data Protection for the Cloud

Posted by riverbedtest on July 19, 2011

Riverbed and EMC are coming to a city near you! Starting today, in Chicago, you can meet with WAN optimization and data protection experts from Riverbed at EMC Forum events, and learn how to effectively and efficiently protect your data in private, public and hybrid clouds environments. At these day-long events, you will experience keynotes, breakouts and exhibits – all focused on addressing performance for managing your data in the cloud. Riverbed executives will discuss how WAN optimization plays a critical role in a data backup cloud infrastructure, off-site data security, lowered data protection costs, optimized storage utilization and lowered TCO from automation, as well as demonstrate integrated Riverbed and EMC solutions for data protection and backup to the cloud. 

Join Riverbed at the following EMC Forum events:

  • Chicago, IL – July 19
  • Long Beach, CA – August 10
  • Mexico City, Mexico – August 24
  • New York City, N.Y. – October 6
  • Boston, MA – October 20
  • Toronto, Canada – November 3
  • Dallas, TX – November 15

For additional information on the EMC Forum events, including event locations and registration, visit

Also, learn more about how Riverbed and EMC work together — for your data protection needs — at

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Another glaring example of the confusion surrounding cloud storage

Posted by bobegilbert on February 16, 2011


Tom trainer recently blogged in Network Computing about how EMC could become the Amdahl of cloud storage.  Tom starts off his blog by saying that there are some fundamental issues around how EMC sells its Atmos cloud storage platform to customers.  The key issue he focuses on is how EMC charges for storage up front and not for storage that is used.  According to Tom, the utility aspect of cloud storage is missing from Atmos.

This is totally incorrect as EMC sells Atmos to service providers such as AT&T, who in turn sell cloud storage to their customers.  AT&T's service is called Synaptic and it is indeed based on a utility or pay for what you use model.

Personally I believe the more accurate cloud storage discussions should be around how to address the roadblocks that exist when deploying cloud storage.  Specifically, how to deploy cloud storage without changing your backup platform ecosystem.  What about ensuring security when transferring data to the cloud and ultimately storing your sensitive data in the cloud?  And obviously performance?  If you move to a cloud storage environment, the performance when accessing that disk in the sky will be much slower compared to your local area network environment. 

I will end my rant with a shameless plug.  Riverbed's recently launched Whitewater product addresses the cloud storage roadblocks and enables organizations to seamlessly deploy cloud storage and reap all the cloudy benefits that you would expect.  This includes paying for only what you use.

You can watch a demo of Whitewater here:





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Riverbed’s Virtual Steelhead at VMWorld

Posted by bobegilbert on August 31, 2010

VMWorld is currently underway this week in San Francisco with the theme "Virtual Roads.  Actual Clouds.".  The buzz of leveraging virtualization to build private clouds is resonating with the jam-packed exhibition and break out session areas.

Riverbed is exhibiting (booth #536) and is demonstrating its recently-announced Virtual Steelhead. Built for the VMware vSphere(tm) Platform, the Virtual Steelhead offers customers greater flexibility to deploy Riverbed WAN optimization technology in a wider range of environments that have specialized needs and require resilience and customization, while still offering simplified management.

In addition, EMC will be demonstrating Riverbed's Virtual Steelhead during a session tomorrow titled "Shrinking RTO/RPO’s of VM Replication using WAN Optimization".


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