“With expanded capacity and higher performance IT (information technology) managers can now extend the benefits of Granite to larger branch offices and data-intensive applications that previously were difficult or impossible to consolidate,” said Riverbed Technology in a statement.
Granite is best described as technology which enables both large and small businesses to remove data and servers from branch offices in order to centralise them within a secure data centre.
Furthermore, the technology increases agility, lowers the costs involved with the management of a remote IT office and moving data away from high-risk locations. The new appliance is also equipped with Granite 2.5 updated software.
“Data growth and infrastructure shifts continue to hamper IT’s ability to meet all protection, retention and compliance requirements. Addressing all these data protection challenges, requires a holistic approach,” said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
Duplessie added: “Silos in technology add to the cost and complexity while reducing productivity and increasing risk of data loss. IT needs to give end users the tools they need to be successful while IT keeps oversight and control.”
Granite now enables businesses to put an end to branch backup and recovery systems through the consolidation of data into a data centre and out of the actual branch.