Riverbed is advancing its Whitewater cloud storage acceleration technology with a major new operating system update and new hardware. The new enhancements provide more scale and management capabilities to help organizations leverage the cloud for storage.
Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 2.0 is the first major version update since Riverbed first announced Whitewater back in November of 2011. The Whitewater appliance is all about accelerating data backup and storage to the cloud.
Jerome Noll is director of product marketing for Whitewater at Riverbed, told InfoStor that WWOS is a new 64-bit operating system. WWOS has its roots in Linux, specifically Scientific Linux, which is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The new WWOS 2.0 release provides the ability to take in more data for cloud storage. The system also debuts a new set of management capabilities, including an enhanced dashboard, remote management, proactive alerting and Windows Active Directory integration. The proactive health monitoring will send out alerts to the administrator if the Whitewater appliance runs into an issue that will require intervention. The feature can also be set up to alert Riverbed’s Whitewater support team to enable fast resolution of issues.