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Real User
Chief Technology Officer at MAZZETTI+GBA
May 06 2018

What is most valuable?

Sync to Central and edge protection. These mitigate my risk in our branch offices.

How has it helped my organization?

All services that need to be local to the user exist on local servers. Users run applications and access data locally while the data is constantly being synced to Central… more »

What needs improvement?

Setting up disks for use is a multi-step process that could use some refinement. Setting up a core-to-core replication or DR strategy is also cumbersome.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Price is an issue – this is expensive stuff. My advice is to beat up Riverbed as much as possible on price. These things are expensive and there is room for negotiation.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution. We replaced traditional servers/backup in offices.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it nine out of 10. It’s great, but not perfect. I have spoken at conferences in the past on behalf of Riverbed. I do believe strongly in the solution. Understand… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options. There wasn’t much out there five years ago when we started looking.
Vendor
Managing Consultant with 51-200 employees
Jun 29 2015

What do you think of SteelFusion?

The Riverbed SteelFusion (aka Granite) impressed me the moment it was introduced to me 2 years ago. I remembered that genius light bulb moment well, in December 2012 to be exact, and it had left its mark on me. Like I said last week in my previous blog, the SteelFusion technology is unique in the industry so far and has differentiated itself from its WAN optimization competitors. To further understand the ability of Riverbed SteelFusion, a deeper inspection of the technology is essential. I am fortunate to be given the opportunity to learn more about SteelFusion’s technology and here I am, sharing what I have learned. What does the technology of SteelFusion do? Riverbed SteelFusion takes SAN volumes from supported storage vendors in the central datacenter and projects…

What is SteelFusion?

Riverbed SteelFusion is the first and only hyper-converged infrastructure for branch IT, enables 100% consolidation of branch data and servers from remote sites into data centers, delivering complete data security and centralized data protection, without compromising on any of the benefits of running branch services locally for your users. SteelFusion eliminates the need for physical servers, storage and backup infrastructure at branch locations, creates the ability to instantly provision and recover branch services, and provides full visibility and superior performance of on-premises and cloud-based applications, leading to dramatic increases in data security, business continuity, agility and operational efficiency.
SteelFusion customers
Tecan Trading, Northwest Pipe, Dudek & Associates, Blach Construction, nkt cables, WAMGROUP, DJO, Mazzetti, Siemens Indonesia
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