By 15 April 2014 | Categories: Press Release



Today, Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, is announcing the launch of Riverbed SteelFusion 3.0 (formerly known as Riverbed Granite) - the first converged infrastructure solution designed to eliminate the headaches caused by branch IT.

With more than $4 billion spent on remote office infrastructure and maintenance every year, SteelFusion removes the need for separate physical branch infrastructure reducing the amount businesses spent on remote office IT.

Further details on Riverbed SteelFusion 3.0 can be found below, but the key message from a business technology perspective is this:

·         Data is now considered an organisations most strategic asset, yet many businesses operate a complicated IT architecture consisting of islands of distributed branch infrastructure, that’s not only inefficient and difficult to manage, but putting data and the company’s reputation at risk.

·         By removing the need for separate physical infrastructure at branches, Riverbed SteelFusion 3.0 enables CIOs to centrally manage remote offices from the data centre – reducing capital and operational costs by 30-50% and moving data away from high risk locations, while still delivering local branch performance.

Please find a brief overview and key benefits of Riverbed SteelFusion 3.0 below. Attached is also photo of the product. I can also arrange a briefing of your preference with Christo Briedenhann, Regional Director of Riverbed Technology, to discuss the product and the topic of branch converged infrastructure in further detail, should this be of interest to TechSmart Business.

Overview of Riverbed SteelFusion 3.0

Riverbed SteelFusion 3.0 is a branch converged infrastructure solution. It converges servers and storage at branch offices and secures data at centralised data centres, without losing any of the speed of local application and data access for branch workers.

Key benefits include:

  • 30x reduction in average time to provision branch services (from five hours to 10 minutes)
  • 96x reduction in recovery from branch outages (from 24 hours to 15 minutes)
  • 6x improvement in performance
  • 3x increase in data-capacity
  • Enhanced recovery innovation
  • Increase in user productivity
  • Simplified operations
  • Updated NetApp and EMC integration


SteelFusion 3.0 is expected to be generally available in early May.



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