SOURCE: Pancetera


August 24, 2010 09:00 ET

Pancetera Partners With Riverbed to Accelerate Performance When Moving VMs Across the WAN

Company Joins the Riverbed Technology Alliance Program, Hosts Joint Webinar With Riverbed

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  Pancetera, a provider of virtual storage optimization solutions, today announced a partnership with Riverbed Technology, the IT performance company, to help joint customers significantly increase virtual machine (VM) replication and migration speeds. Through the partnership, Pancetera will join the Riverbed Technology Alliance (RTA). In addition, Pancetera has tested and proven interoperability of Pancetera Unite with Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances. The combination of Pancetera's solutions with Riverbed WAN optimization will provide enterprises with the ability to achieve previously unseen improvements in throughput, with no performance impact on virtual environments. 

The Riverbed Technology Alliance (RTA) program is a group of complementary technology companies who share a common vision of accelerating data and application performance and delivering significant savings as customers increasingly use WANs to enable global business. In addition to joining the RTA, Pancetera and Riverbed are engaging in joint sales and marketing efforts. 

"We're using both solutions from Pancetera and Riverbed to deliver a significant reduction in WAN bandwidth utilization that allows us to stream our virtual machines to the data center," said Marshall Hill, network operations manager, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP. "With the combined technologies, we can back up remote and branch office virtual machines to the data center without having to purchase additional software and bandwidth."

Enterprises and government organizations leverage Riverbed WAN optimization to improve remote and mobile employee productivity, enable private clouds, and provide enterprise-wide network and application visibility. By speeding the performance of applications between remote offices, private data centers and mobile workers, in some cases by up to 100 times, Riverbed Steelhead products enable companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improve staff productivity and collaboration. Over 8,300 customers, across a wide range of markets, have implemented Riverbed WAN optimization solutions in their geographically dispersed organizations.

"Moving virtual machines across the WAN is a challenge for most organizations, mainly because the virtual disk cannot be effectively accelerated," said Rick Holden, director of technology alliances at Riverbed. "The current options to move VMs have caused a tremendous burden on WANs with extremely high costs, and cannot be scaled effectively to remote sites. Enterprises can use both solutions in combination -- the power of virtualization technology with the power of WAN optimization technology -- to enable VM mobility across the WAN, resulting in unprecedented performance."

Pancetera and Riverbed Present Webinar on VM Mobility Across the WAN

What: Webinar -- VM mobility across the WAN

This webinar will explore how Pancetera Unite works with Riverbed Steelhead appliances to provide cutting-edge VM migration across the WAN, simplifying storage requirements for Remote/Branch Offices (ROBOs) and Cloud-based infrastructures. Pancetera's patented SmartRead™ technology works out-of-the-box with Riverbed Steelhead appliances to achieve previously unseen improvements in migration speed and bandwidth utilization while moving VM's over the WAN. The Webinar will feature specific use cases that demonstrate how WAN optimization can maximize bandwidth, and how Pancetera and Riverbed combined can increase the speed of VM migrations over the WAN.

When: Tuesday, September 21st, 10:00 am PDT

Where: Attendees can register at

About Pancetera
Pancetera, a provider of virtual storage optimization solutions, helps organizations improve operational efficiency and leverage virtualization investments for greater levels of IT performance and productivity. The company's virtual appliance provides a new way to measurably reduce the impact of management tasks in virtual environments, such as backup, replication, archiving, security scanning, search, and DLP. Pancetera's SmartRead™ technology dramatically reduces storage and network I/O, leading to more efficient utilization of existing enterprise infrastructure and higher VM density per server. For more information, please visit

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