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"Management liked the ROI numbers and they were very impressed with the package offered. The (Riverbed Steelhead and Granite) solution that you (Alliance Technologies) implemented for us is a great solution and will enable us to transform our IT infrastructure while seeing a good financial benefit."

IT Director, Software Development Company, Toronto, Ontario

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SteelFusion™ (Formerly Granite)

The first converged infrastructure solution purpose-built for the branch

Riverbed SteelFusion™ is the first and only branch converged infrastructure that delivers local performance while enabling data centralization, instant recovery, and lower TCO. SteelFusion converges your branch servers and storage into a single appliance while centralizing your data back to the datacenter, all without sacrificing any of the benefits of running branch services locally for your users.

Storage/Server Centralization
Performance demands and WAN issues often complicate the consolidation of branch server and storage infrastructure. Riverbed SteelFusion™ branch converged infrastructure enables you to consolidate and centrally manage remote servers and storage, streamline data protection, continue operations even during network outages, improve security, and still give end users the local performance they need to be productive.

Instant Branch Recovery
Riverbed SteelFusion branch converged infrastructure eliminates the headache of branch office backup and restore, simplifying the recovery of servers, applications, and data after disasters occur. With SteelFusion, businesses can restore operations in a matter of minutes rather than days and consolidate branch office servers into the datacenter without sacrificing any of the benefits of having servers at the edge close to users – all at a lower TCO.

Backup Consolidation
If you back up data at your branch or remote locations, you may want to reconsider. Branch backup is unreliable, expensive, and difficult. Backing up everything at your central datacenter, where it is safe, reliable, and efficient is a better option that saves time, effort and money. Riverbed SteelFusion branch converged infrastructure eliminates the need for a backup solution in your branch offices by consolidating all data in the datacenter no matter the distance or location.

Getting Data out of High Risk Locations
Whether its natural disasters, hacking, political turmoil, or outright theft, almost every remote location – places outside the datacenter – should be considered high-risk. To combat these risks, Riverbed SteelFusion branch converged infrastructure stores your data where it's safest, in your datacenter, not in high-risk locations. Yet your end users still get local performance, even during WAN outages.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Delivering virtual desktops to your users in remote and branch offices across a wide area network (WAN) comes with significant challenges. Distance and latency – and network interruptions – can severely impact user performance. With Riverbed SteelFusion branch converged infrastructure your branch end users get the high-performance desktop experience they deserve — while you get control in the secure datacenter.

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