The Riverbed Technology Inc. Whitewater 3010 with Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 2.0 is the silver winner in the data backup hardware category in Storage magazine's/SearchStorage.com's 2012 Products of the Year competition. To get a complete listing of all our winners, please read our 2012 guide to the best data storage products.
The latest Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage gateway is a data protection and disaster recovery appliance that integrates with existing data protection applications and can be used to replace tape for backup. The Riverbed Whitewater 3010 appliance runs the WWOS 2.0 and is designed for enterprise-level performance, allowing organizations to use cloud storage for backup. The software-hardware combo offers improved stability and performance, in-line processing and more usable cache.
WWOS 2.0 indexes all data, local and in the cloud, to provide maximum deduplication. Active Directory support allows Riverbed Whitewater to easily integrate with other apps and Windows management. The system supports up to 32 TB of deduplicated local storage and 160 TB of deduplicated cloud storage, a capacity increase that represents a total of 1.6 PB and 4.8 PB of source data. WWOS 2.0 increases data ingest to 1.5 TB per hour for faster processing of larger backups, a 50% improvement over previous models.
The system can help eliminate tape and reduce costs by connecting data protection applications with cloud service providers without having to change existing infrastructure or policies.
Find out the other winners in the Backup Hardware category.
This was first published in February 2013