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Huawei and Riverbed Technology Launched a Joint Solution to Accelerate Performance of NAS-based Data Migration Services

Oct 18, 2018

[Shanghai, China, Oct 18, 2018] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei and Riverbed Technology, the Digital Performance Company, announced a joint solution which brings together Riverbed SteelHead, the industry’s leading solution for WAN optimization, and Huawei's network attached storage (NAS) data migration technology. The solution is designed to address common challenges which include data loss and lengthy transfer times. This is the latest development stemming from an important partnership agreement signed between the two parties in 2017, and aimed at helping mutual customers accelerate their cloud and digital transformation process.

Executives from Riverbed Technology and Huawei shake hands as they jointly release a WAN solution at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018

Joint Launch Ceremony of Joint Solution Using Riverbed WAN Optimization and Huawei NAS Data Migration Technology

The process of migrating data from one NAS system to another - over long distances and within tight timeframes – can be fraught with risk and hidden costs. Due to the latency of the link or connection, enterprises can face challenges including accidental packet loss and degraded migration speeds, which negatively impact business continuity. Migrating data can also cause a significant spike in bandwidth usage, incurring significant additional costs to the business. 

The new joint solution by Riverbed and Huawei reduces the risk and cost of data migration, enabling enterprises to move data across NAS networks quickly, securely and with the assurance of data integrity, zero outage and data privacy. The solution is engineered for seamless network integration into remote sites, data centers, and private and public clouds with scalable performance designed to support a growing number of users, devices, and data.

"As digitization drives transformation across all industries, data has become the lifeblood of every business,” said Bjorn Engelhardt, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan at Riverbed Technology. “We are pleased to partner with Huawei on yet another solution to benefit our mutual customers, in an area dedicated to ensuring the integrity of that data, all while improving business continuity, user experience and reducing costs.”

“Riverbed SteelHead is now part of the Huawei NAS-based data migration solution and can effectively reduce bandwidth consumption, further improving the performance of our data migration service. We believe that through our close cooperation, more customers will benefit,” said Ran Chongjie, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solution Director of Huawei Storage. “Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Array and Huawei OceanStor V5 Series Hybrid Flash Storage Systems are equipped with HyperReplication, a remote replication feature developed by Huawei. This is a key technology used in Huawei’s backup solutions, enabling stable, reliable and efficient data backup and disaster recovery services. Riverbed SteelHead optimizes the performance of the remote replication solution reducing the cost of WAN bandwidth and improving the reliability and stability of long-distance data transmission. ”

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – "Activate Intelligence" – is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.

This year's HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.