Even as enterprises focus relentlessly on consolidation of data centers, they continue to aggressively expand the roles and numbers of branch offices, often located in remote locations that are difficult to support and protect. That poses the issue of how to protect data on the edge of the network, which may be subject to a variety of risks. Data centers are built to secure systems and data, and to help ensure business continuity and recovery after interruptions and disasters. Remote offices, on the other hand, generally lack the protections and defenses typically employed by data centers to keep out the unwanted and those who intend to steal or otherwise harm an organization’s data.
Branch converged infrastructure solutions from Riverbed Technology project data from the data center to remote offices. SteelFusion architecture eliminates the need to manage servers, storage, and backup in remote locations, radically reducing the operational burden on the company’s IT managers while increasing their control over the infrastructure.