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Riverbed Rebrands Granite to Steelhead Fusion for Data Acceleration Convergence

Granite was first  announced by Riverbed back in 2012 as part of a broader technology initiative known as the Edge Virtual Server Infrastructure (Edge-VSI). The Granite technology was updated again in July of 2013, providing support for Fibre Channel-based storage in addition to iSCSI-based storage.

With the new SteelFusion 3.0 release, Eric Carter, director of Product Marketing at Riverbed, told Enterprise Networking Planet that Riverbed is taking the opportunity to rename the product to signal what it is really is: converged infrastructure, or, more accurately, branch converged infrastructure.

"Granite, now SteelFusion, is the integration of server, storage, networking, and virtualization into a single solution that reduces branch footprint and delivers local performance, but that also centralizes data in the datacenter," Carter explained.

Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Riverbed Evolves Granite into SteelFusion for Converged Data Acceleration

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.