The past five years have marked the beginning of the “Age of the Customer,” in which technology and economic forces have put customers in control of their interactions with businesses.
These businesses, hoping to understand and serve customers in a global and digital economy, are almost universally undergoing digital transformation, which involves realigning and investing in new technology and business models with a specific focus on the customer experience.
In today’s global economy, companies are increasingly distributed. That puts IT in a precarious position, especially when it comes to disaster recovery. It can take days to restore branch operations. Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery. Learn how to recover faster, reduce risk, and save money.
Riverbed SteelFusion, as the first converged infrastructure solution purpose-built for the branch, promises to transform branch IT through the stateless “projection” of data, applications, and VMs actually stored in the datacenter. In this Taneja Group Technology Validation we found that SteelFusion truly can transform branch IT by reducing complexity, injecting powerful capabilities and making the branch resilient, protected, and recoverable.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Mar 23, 2015
In today’s global economy, companies are increasingly distributed. That puts IT in a precarious position, especially when it comes to disaster recovery. It can take days to restore branch operations. Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery.
Fast-growing data and widespread virtualization have ratcheted up data protection challenges no matter what the size of your business. This paper will describe the challenges of data protection, why deduplication is critical to meeting the challenges, how HP is achieving its vision of federated dedupe with StoreOnce – and what HP’s StoreOnce VSA announcement and achievement means to backup services providers, enterprises with remote or branch offices and small and medium businesses as well.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Nobody can afford to lose data. But managing the backup
and recovery of data and services in far-flung locations can present many logistical and technology challenges that add complexity, expense, and risk. A new branch converged
infrastructure approach allows IT to project virtual servers
and data to the edge, providing for local access and performance while data is actually stored in centralized data centers. IT can now protect data centrally and restore branch operations in a matter of minutes versus days.
Companies today are as distributed as their customer base, with branch offices and
satellite locations scattered well beyond traditional boundaries. For many, these
distributed sites are the face of the company to the customer, with most—if not all—
customer interactions occurring in these locations and not in the corporate headquarters.
Banks and finance centers, retail stores and even urgent care centers all fit within the category
of the branch office, with each location connected to the corporate headquarters and, increasingly
each other. Together, they make up the distributed enterprise. However, each location is
its own entity and must be able to operate independently of headquarters to ensure business
can continue even if one or other locations experience technical issues.
Distributed locations, therefore, must be equipped to handle all manner of customer interactions
– and evolving customer expectations—and do so in a way that anticipates what the customers
want next. From pers