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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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WAN Optimization with Server/Storage Optimization (Steelhead Granite)

The winning combination of Riverbed Steelhead® EX and Granite™ technology lets you consolidate remote servers and storage into the data center with no degradation in performance for end users, even during WAN outages. With a simple add-on module to your Steelhead EX appliances, you can consolidate and secure all of your data in one central location. And there is no need for questionable branch-office backup operations, as all back up can take place in the data center.

Steelhead EX Granite transforms delivery of branch IT services enabling 100 percent consolidation of resources to the secure data center. Increase agility and control while reducing operating costs by centralizing and streamlining management of branch servers and storage, and deliver services wherever and whenever needed without compromising the quality of the user experience.

Steelhead EX Granite capabilities:
  • Consolidates branch servers and data to data center storage
  • Integrates VMware vSphere hypervisor for consolidated hosting and local execution of branch servers
  • Supports services and applications required at the edge including file & print, Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP
  • Ensures operation and productivity even in the event of a WAN outage
  • Secure vault protects sensitive information using AES 256-bit encryption
  • Solid-state drives (SSDs) guarantee data durability and performance
  • Easy-to-use wizard configuration and an intuitive user interface simplify setup and management
  • Customizable reports provide visibility to key utilization, performance, and diagnostic information
  • Integrates with snapshot frameworks and backup applications to enable application consistent protection of servers and data
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