September 12th, 2012 by Lyle Smith
Riverbed Whitewater Model 3010 and WWOS Version 2.0 Released
Riverbed Technology has introduced a new model in its Whitewater cloud storage gateway appliance line to handle larger backup data workloads in addition to a next generation operating system for all Whitewater appliance models. The Whitewater 3010 appliance has four times the local storage capacity of its predecessors to address larger scale enterprise requirements. Riverbed has also introduced Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) version 2.0, designed for enterprise-grade performance, high scalability and simplified administration.
The process of recovering data from tapes often exceeds service-level agreements, which, as a result, puts enterprises at risk. Some enterprises have tried to mitigate this issue by moving to replicated disk-based backup strategies; however, constant data growth has made these configurations a cost-prohibitive solution making data protection increasingly difficult and expensive task. Cloud storage prices, however, are constantly dropping making it an attractive and cost-effective alternative to enterprises. Cloud storage gateways like Whitewater help organizations to instantly leverage the scale and flexibility of the cloud as they look manage and protect vital business and customer information in a secure manner.
Whitewater appliances modernize data protection and streamline IT operations for all types and sizes of businesses. Additionally, they allow organizations to eliminate tape, improve disaster recovery (DR) readiness, and seamlessly integrate with existing data protection software applications with the potential to reduce costs by 30 to 50 percent over tape and replicated disk solutions.
With four times the disk storage and twice the amount of RAM, Whitewater model 3010 gives enterprises the ability to quickly improve their data protection (up and running within an hour), implement a low cost backup storage tier, and enjoy the benefits of pay-for-use cloud storage.
Key features of the Whitewater 3010 model and WWOS version 2.0 include:
- Increased Capacity – Enterprises can confidently move to the cloud as larger full backups are supported. When used with the Whitewater 3010 model appliance, enterprises can now support up to 32 TB of deduplicated local storage and 160 TB of deduplicated cloud storage. This capacity increase represents total source data of 1.6 PB to 4.8 PB.
- Improved Ingest Performance – To ensure that backups can be accomplished during tight backup windows, WWOS 2.0 offers increased data ingest performance for faster processing of larger backups. With the Whitewater 3010 model appliance, enterprises can see up to a 50 percent improvement over previous models.
- Management Dashboard – To ensure the protection of critical business data, a new enterprise management dashboard provides users with real time monitoring and advanced reporting to better analyze, monitor and manage cloud backup processes.
- Remote Management – Enterprises can remotely control and centrally manage Whitewater appliances using lights-out management technology to reboot, shutdown or monitor one or more appliances.
- Proactive Alerting – To eliminate issues before they impact operations, enterprises can set up alerts to notify administrators when critical thresholds are projected to be reached.
- Windows Active Directory Integration – Enterprises can streamline operations and improve security by centrally managing user access to Whitewater appliances leveraging existing Windows Active Directory policies and deployments.