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Riverbed's updated Granite to bring more power to branch sites

Stephen Lawson | July 16, 2013
The hardware and software platform lets enterprises centralize operations while maintaining local caches.

"There are definitely organizations moving toward and leveraging cloud computing, and they're doing it for specific applications," Laliberte said. "And there's probably just as many or more industries that have certain applications that just aren't cloud ready yet, and they need to still be hosted by that organization."

The increased power and capacity in the new edge appliance is the biggest improvement in Granite and will make it useful to more enterprises, Laliberte said. "After they had announced this and started talking to people, they realized they needed more horsepower," he said.

The Steelhead EX 1360 and the new Granite 2.5 software are expected to be available in the third quarter. The Granite Edge platform for branches starts at a list price of US$7,495, and Granite Core for data centers starts at $7,995.


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