Optimise your IT Infrastructure and reduce costs


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Discover how Riverbed’s Steelhead appliances solve the problems of high latency and limited bandwidth.

With WAN optimisation solutions from Riverbed, you will:
• Accelerate applications over the WAN
• Consolidate IT infrastructures
• Reduce bandwidth costs
• Accelerate backup and recovery
• Gain more visibility and control

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  • So who is Riverbed?We may not be a household brand name, but we are not a startup company.Riverbed is the IT infrastructure performance company… for networks, applications and storage.We are a profitable, stable public technology company. We have a very strong balance sheet – lots of cash and no debt.Our products are already relied upon by 54% of the Forbes global 100 – they are in use at over 6,000 enterprises around the world of all sizes, from the largest enterprises to small regional business and non-profits. They are used in virtually every country and in every vertical market. They are deployed in branch offices, data centers, and laptops; they are deployed on ships, oil rigs and even in war zones.
  • Use a different environment
  • Use this slide to talk about traditional branch offices and how organizations went about with the first round of consolidation by moving certain servers(like file, mail servers etc.) to the data center. This definitely helped with cost savings but brought about problems associated with performance of critical applications and remote-user productivity. This where Riverbed has helped customers with consolidation and helped speed up access to the applications and data across the WAN.What Riverbed is enabling is the next round of consolidation at the branch, in effect delivering true consolidation via the Riverbed Services Platform running on the steelhead appliance. This is a VMware-based virtualization platform. This helps further consolidate the Branch Office servers like AD, DC, DNS/DHCP, Security Appliances(Firewall, VPN, IPD/IPS)This is Riverbed’s Branch Office in a Box solution
  • The Riverbed Services Platform delivers our Branch Office in a Box solution, Riverbed Services Platform (RSP) allows organizations to move extend their virtualization and consolidation efforts from the data center to the branch. Local applications can also be virtualized and run on the Steelhead appliance, giving organizations the ability to further reduce their infrastructure sprawl thus reducing cost Boosts productivity for remote workers, letting them be productive with performance so good it’s like they’re still on the LAN The solution helps reduce the number of servers at the branch. This reduces the server footprint at the branch and also reduces the requirements around power and cooling. This also helps organizations to reduce their carbon footprint at the branch Riverbed has the most comprehensive WAN optimization solution available. Our technology allows us to leverage the same code base across the data center, branch office, and mobile worker.
  • Optimise your IT Infrastructure and reduce costs

    1. 1. Optimise your IT Infrastructure and reduce costs<br />Paul Griffiths<br />Riverbed - Global Consulting Engineer<br />October 2010<br />
    2. 2. Who are we?<br />A profitable public technology company<br />Trusted by over 8,300 customers <br />71 of the Global 100 already rely on Riverbed<br />Global 24 x 7 follow-the-sun support and operations<br />$126.2 million in Q2 revenue<br />$422 million in cash; no debt<br />Over 1,100 employees, headquartered in San Francisco<br />Riverbed is the IT infrastructure performance company <br />for networks, applications and storage.<br />
    3. 3. Riverbed has Customers in All Industries<br />Financial Services<br />Professional Services<br />Manufacturing<br />Media/Communications<br />A/E/C<br />Energy<br />Healthcare/Bio/Pharma<br />US and International<br />Government<br />Retail/Consumer<br />Transportation/Logistics<br />Tech/Software<br />
    4. 4. Major Partners in Every Area of Technology<br />4<br />Storage HW & Applications<br />Virtualization<br />Networking & Management<br />Security<br />Wireless, Satellite,<br />VoIP and Media Streaming<br />Enterprise Applications<br />Cloud Providers<br />A/E/C Applications<br />
    5. 5. 5<br />WAN Optimization – Critical to Enterprise Success<br />Productivity<br />Cost Savings<br />Data Protection<br />Application<br />Acceleration<br />Consolidation &<br />Virtualization<br />Disaster Recovery<br />BandwidthOptimization<br />Speed up delivery of:<br /><ul><li>File Sharing
    6. 6. Email
    7. 7. Web
    8. 8. SSL
    9. 9. ERP & CRM
    10. 10. Databases
    11. 11. CAD & BIM
    12. 12. Custom apps</li></ul>Increase efficiency of:<br /><ul><li>Servers
    13. 13. Storage arrays
    14. 14. Backup hardware
    15. 15. VM replication
    16. 16. Thin clients
    17. 17. Server-less branches</li></ul>Maximize results around:<br /><ul><li>WAN bandwidth
    18. 18. WAN latency
    19. 19. WAN upgrades
    20. 20. Satellite communications
    21. 21. Quality of service</li></ul>Improve capabilities:<br /><ul><li>Recovery time (RTO)
    22. 22. Recovery point (RPO)
    23. 23. Replication
    24. 24. WAN backup</li></li></ul><li>Use Cases<br />
    25. 25. 7<br />Bandwidth Optimization<br />Data<br /><ul><li>Problem: How to avoid a network bandwidth upgrade, to make better use of existing bandwidth, or to enable other applications (like VoIP or Citrix traffic) to perform better.
    26. 26. Solution: Data streamlining
    27. 27. Single instance data store across all sites for appliances and mobile clients, giving extreme scalability
    28. 28. Very high granularity in identifying data matches (SDR)
    29. 29. NOT fragmented with separate data per each peer
    30. 30. NOT a cache of the files with inconsistency problems</li></ul>60-99% reduction in WAN utilization<br />
    31. 31. Consolidation<br />Problem: How to simplify and cut costs from IT infrastructure by centralizing servers and storage, WITHOUT compromising end user performance.<br />Solution: WAN optimization for consolidation project success<br />Accelerated connections to centralized application, email and file servers<br />Reduced cost in hardware and management of remote sites<br />Increased efficiency and utilization of IT infrastructure<br />Reduced risk with data consolidated into secure sites<br />Improved compliance with industry and government security regulations<br />
    32. 32. Virtualization<br />Problem: Server and desktop virtualization projects success can suffer from issues of bandwidth, latency, and added load on the WAN.<br />Solution: Avoid the performance pitfalls of virtualization.<br />Accelerate application & service delivery to (now remote) end users.<br />Improve response time and enable QoS for virtual desktops.<br />Move virtual machines quickly for operational flexibility.<br />Increase disaster recovery capabilities by swiftly replicating virtual machines.<br />Do all of the above while saving on networking costs.<br />
    33. 33. Specialized Physical / Virtual Requirements<br />Problem: Military, emergency response teams, news trailers have space and ruggedization requirements that hardware appliances cannot satisfy<br />Solution: Extend the benefits of virtualization to WAN optimization appliances<br />Deploy Virtual Steelhead on ruggedized and custom hardware.<br />Space requirements are easily met with virtual appliances.<br />Integrate appliance management with existing infrastructure tools.<br />Scale up capacity as required with a simple license upgrade.<br />
    34. 34. Riverbed scales to the largest successful deployments<br />11<br />Australia 230+ sites deployed, driven by performance for Web and office applications<br />Reduced RTO from 72 hrs to less than 24 hrs<br />8x increase in bandwidth capacity – no additional bandwidth required to use TSM<br />Global deployment for one of largest network presences in the world; Uses Riverbed in “network in a box” field deployments<br />300 appliances deployed across the country. Main driver is the consolidation of SharePoint and .NET applications<br />100+ appliances deployed. Driver was data center consolidation down to 1 main data centre. Payback of $30 million over 5 years<br />
    35. 35. Many Customers are already using Private Clouds<br /><ul><li> Consolidation
    36. 36. Virtualization
    37. 37. Acceleration
    38. 38. Disaster Recovery</li></ul>Steelhead<br />Steelhead<br />WAN<br />Office/Users<br />Data Center/Private Cloud<br />
    39. 39. Breaking Down Cloud Performance Barriers<br />Riverbed is helping to fulfill the promise of cloud computing<br />Cloud Steelhead<br />Branch<br />Public Cloud Data Center<br />Storage<br />App Server<br />WAN<br />File Server<br />Steelhead appliances &<br />Virtual Steelhead<br />Tape Backup<br />Private Cloud Data Center<br />
    40. 40. Consistent Performance in Hosted Private Cloud<br />Optimizing SharePoint Online and Exchange Online in Microsoft BPOS-D<br /><ul><li>Overcome the hurdles of moving to the cloud
    41. 41. Reduce latency and response times
    42. 42. Optimize both encrypted and unencrypted Exchange Online
    43. 43. Layer 7 application acceleration for SharePoint Online</li></li></ul><li>Steelhead Appliance Architecture<br />
    44. 44. A Comprehensive, Single Platform Approach<br />16<br />“Makes 3000 miles feel like 30 feet”<br />BRANCH OFFICES<br />Steelhead Appliance<br />WAN<br />MOBILE WORKERS<br />Steelhead Appliance<br />DATA CENTER<br />Steelhead Mobile<br />All powered by the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS) <br />Steelhead Appliance<br />SECONDARY DATA CENTER<br />
    45. 45. Data<br />Riverbed’s patented technology advantage<br />NETWORK<br />USERS<br />DATA CENTER<br />DE-DUPLICATE DATA <br />OPTIMIZE TCP<br />VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE APPLICATION LATENCY<br />VISIBILITY & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT<br />
    46. 46. 18<br />Application Acceleration Results<br />
    47. 47. 19<br /><ul><li>Windows File Sharing & Windows-based applications</li></ul>Application Optimization modules<br />CIFS<br />NFS<br /><ul><li>Unix File Sharing & Unix-based applications
    48. 48. Microsoft Exchange (including encrypted email and Exchange Online)</li></ul>MAPI<br />HTTP / HTTPS<br /><ul><li>Web applications & secure web applications </li></ul>XenApp<br /><ul><li>Citrix ICA traffic</li></ul>ORACLE<br /><ul><li>Oracle forms traffic
    49. 49. Lotus Notes email & collaboration </li></ul>LOTUS NOTES<br />MS-SQL<br /><ul><li>Database driven applications
    50. 50. Simplified replication of remote servers</li></ul>BACKUP & REPLICATION<br /><ul><li>Optimization of storage protocols</li></ul>SRDF/A , FC/IP<br />
    51. 51. Data Protection Features<br /><ul><li>Faster backup and replication end-to-end across the network
    52. 52. Compatible with all major vendor hardware and software DR products
    53. 53. Up to 4 Gbps LAN-side speed per appliance, 1 Gbps for WAN-side</li></ul>WAN<br />DATACENTER 1<br />DATACENTER 2<br />Adaptive Data Streamlining <br />Per Flow SDR-M <br />SDR-Adaptive <br />Network integration and management<br />QoS, HS-TCP, MX-TCP <br />CPU offload for higher throughput<br />Multi-core balancing <br />Adaptive compression <br />Tunable LZ<br />SSDs in Steelhead 7050<br />
    54. 54. WAN<br />Robust network flexibility – easy integration<br />DATA CENTER<br />BRANCH OFFICE<br /><ul><li>Asymmetric routing autodetection and support…And datastore sync for HA!!
    55. 55. Highly scalable and highly available configurations (with Interceptor)
    56. 56. Choose from In-Path (most common), Out-of-Path, or Virtual In-Path configurations
    57. 57. Transparent deployment - no changes to network, apps, servers, etc.
    58. 58. Choose from 3 transparency modes:
    59. 59. Correct Addressing (default and predominant choice)
    60. 60. Correct Addressing plus Port Transparency
    61. 61. Full IP Address and Port Transparency (for total visibility)
    62. 62. Works over MPLS networks, satellite connections, Internet VPN, you name it…
    63. 63. Provides QoS capabilities
    64. 64. Compatible with WCCP, PBR, Layer4/7 Load Balancers (but none required)</li></li></ul><li>Security<br />Problem: How to enjoy the benefits of WAN optimization without compromising security.<br />Solution: Take advantage of extensive embedded security features for data in motion and data at rest.<br /><ul><li>SSL for connections between Steelheads
    65. 65. SSL & HTTPS acceleration
    66. 66. Encrypted data store
    67. 67. Choose up to 256-bit AES encryption
    68. 68. Role-based administration
    69. 69. Improved SMB signing support
    70. 70. Encrypted MAPI & Notes support
    71. 71. Steelhead Mobile VPN interoperability
    72. 72. Unified Trust Model</li></ul>Access to <br />management<br />console<br />
    73. 73. Does it Scale?<br />23<br />Smaller<br />Larger<br />Cluster for scale & HA<br />1050-L<br /><ul><li>8 Mbps throughput
    74. 74. 800 connections</li></ul>1050-M<br /><ul><li>10 Mbps throughput
    75. 75. 1,300 connections</li></ul>1050-H<br /><ul><li>20 Mbps throughput
    76. 76. 2,300 connections</li></ul>2050-L<br /><ul><li>45 Mbps throughput
    77. 77. 2,500 connections</li></ul>2050-M<br /><ul><li>45 Mbps throughput
    78. 78. 4,000 connections</li></ul>2050-H<br /><ul><li>45 Mbps throughput
    79. 79. 6,000 connections</li></ul>250-L<br /><ul><li>1 Mbps throughput
    80. 80. 30 connections</li></ul>250-M<br /><ul><li>1 Mbps throughput
    81. 81. 125 connections</li></ul>250-H<br /><ul><li>2 Mbps throughput
    82. 82. 200 connections</li></ul>550-M<br /><ul><li>2 Mbps throughput
    83. 83. 300 connections</li></ul>550-H<br /><ul><li>4 Mbps throughput
    84. 84. 600 connections</li></ul>5050-L<br /><ul><li>90 Mbps throughput
    85. 85. 7,500 connections</li></ul>5050-M<br /><ul><li>90 Mbps throughput
    86. 86. 10,000 connections</li></ul>5050-H<br /><ul><li>155 Mbps throughput
    87. 87. 18,000 connections</li></ul>6050<br /><ul><li>310 Mbps throughput
    88. 88. 50,000 connections</li></ul>7050-L<br /><ul><li>1 Gbps throughput
    89. 89. 75,000 connections</li></ul>7050-M<br /><ul><li>1 Gbps throughput
    90. 90. 100,000 connections
    91. 91. Up to 4 Gbps LAN-side throughput</li></ul> for DR<br />Interceptor 9350<br /><ul><li>12 Gbps optimized throughput
    92. 92. 1,000,000 optimized TCP connections</li></ul>Management & Reporting<br />Central Management <br />Console 8150 appliance <br />or CMC-VE<br /><ul><li>Manages and monitors tens to hundreds of appliances at once</li></ul>Steelhead Mobile Controller<br /><ul><li>Required for Steelhead Mobile
    93. 93. Manage up to 4,000 concurrent users.</li></ul>Mobile Worker<br />Steelhead Mobile <br />Software<br /><ul><li>Installed on end-user machine</li></li></ul><li>Comprehensive Solutions<br />
    94. 94. Comprehensive Riverbed Product Deployment<br />25<br />VM<br />VMDK<br />BRANCH OFFICES<br />Steelhead Mobile Controller<br />Central Management Console<br />Steelhead Appliance &<br />Riverbed Services Platform<br />WAN<br />MOBILE WORKERS<br />Interceptor<br />DATA CENTER<br />Steelhead Mobile<br />Cascade Profiler<br />Steelhead Appliances<br />(Clustered)<br />Steelhead Appliance<br />SECONDARY DATA CENTER<br />
    95. 95. Steelhead Mobile – Deployment and Operation<br />Steelhead Mobile Controller<br />Mobile Users<br />WAN <br />or<br />Internet<br />Steelhead Appliance<br />VPN<br />Home Users<br />DMZ<br />DATA CENTER<br /><ul><li> Steelhead Mobile Controller deployed in the data center
    96. 96. Client establishes a WAN/VPN connection as they usually do
    97. 97. Once connected, Steelhead Mobile first gets policy and license from the Controller
    98. 98. Steelhead Mobile then connects to the Steelhead appliance & begins accelerating data transfers</li></ul> Small Branch Offices<br />
    99. 99. IT Consolidation INSIDE the Branch<br />Further Consolidation at Branch Office<br />Branch Office<br />Today<br />Server Consolidation to Data Center<br />VM<br />VM<br />VM<br />VM<br />AD, DNS/DHCP<br />AD<br />DNS/ DHCP<br />PRINT SERVER<br />FIREWALL<br />FILE SERVERS<br />MAIL SERVER<br />FILERS<br />STORAGE<br />AD<br />DNS/ DHCP<br />PRINT SERVER<br />FIREWALL<br />FILE SERVERS<br />MAIL SERVER<br />FILERS<br />STORAGE<br />FIREWALL<br />APP<br />OS<br />ANY VIRTUALIZED SERVICE<br />AD, DNS/DHCP<br />FIREWALL<br />PRINT SERVER<br />WAN OPTIMIZATION<br />
    100. 100. Client <br />Automation<br />What does it mean to you?<br />=<br />Run best-of-breed vendors<br />Riverbed Packages<br />
    101. 101. Cascade: a different way to look at your network<br />Behavioral Analytics<br /><ul><li>Learns typical network and application behavior patterns and alerts you to meaningful changes
    102. 102. A cost-effective way to monitor your applications
    103. 103. Drill down to network performance metrics per application, host, user, and much more
    104. 104. Business-centric view of your infrastructure, with extended troubleshooting capabilities</li></ul>Network Drill-Down<br />End-to-EndDependency Mapping<br /><ul><li>Identifies application, server and client dependencies without agents
    105. 105. Helps you understand the impact of change on application delivery</li></ul>Riverbed Steelhead Fluency<br /><ul><li>Analyze application performance across optimized and non-optimized sites
    106. 106. Unified, plug-and-play WAN optimization reporting</li></li></ul><li>Steelhead Appliances – Solving Infrastructural Challenges<br />30<br />Comprehensive WAN optimization technology<br />Speed – best performance, up to 100x faster<br />Scale – support 100s of sites & massive datacenter to datacenter transfer<br />Simplicity – plug & play deployment with auto-discovery & easy central management<br />Upgradeable models to fit any need: budget today, growth tomorrow<br />Application, data, transport, & management streamlining<br />Riverbed Services Platform - with VMware virtualization<br />
    107. 107. Thank you!Come and see us on Stand 228opposite Wireless and Campus Networks Theatre<br />Paul Griffiths<br />pgriffiths@riverbed.com<br />