Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, has expanded its Whitewater cloud storage appliance family with the addition of new hardware models and upgrades to its operating system (OS). These new appliances come with up to triple the cache of previous models and support of up to 14.4 petabytes of logical data.
The new Riverbed Whitewater appliances and OS provide more capacity, faster ingest speeds and more replication options. These features and capabilities would make the new Whitewater appliances a critical component for enterprises wishing to leverage the economical price and reliability of cloud storage options such as Amazon Glacier.
Datasets of up to 14.4 petabytes
The three new Whitewater model appliances (730, 2030, 3030) offer between 8 to 96 TB usable cache capacity. The largest model, WWA-3030, can cache up to three times the amount of data as the previous largest model (3010) and can support backup & archive datasets of up to 14.4 petabytes before it is compressed and deduplicated onto the local cache. Existing Whitewater customers will get a free upgrade under their support agreement allowing them to take advantage of the new features and enhancing their investment in Whitewater appliances.
For faster performance, enterprises can choose to use 10 gigabit networking interfaces to get up to 2.5 terabytes per hour ingest performance, a 40 percent increase over previous models. The 10 gigabit networking interface enables enterprises to transfer to Amazon Glacier cloud storage leveraging Amazon Direct Connect.
The Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 3.0 also offers new features, including pairwise replication that enable enterprises to replicate to an additional Whitewater appliance at a secondary location.
Whitewater is a purpose built storage appliance, optimized for data protection and archiving, that helps integrate organizations’ cloud storage infrastructures to deliver instant recovery, end to end security, and a cost-effective storage for backup and archive data.