Network acceleration vendor Riverbed is well-known in the market for their Steelhead appliances. The company is now aiming to become known for its Whitewater storage gateways as well.
The Whitewater appliances were first announced in November of 2010 and are now being expanded with new models and an updated operating system. The updated Whitewater portfolio is taking specific aim at the SMB market’s need for cloud storage acceleration.
“We decided to come out with the Whitewater 510 and 710 which are based on the feedback we’ve been getting from the SMB customers that we’ve been working with,” Eric Thacker, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Storage at Riverbed told InternetNews.com. “We’ve also boosted performance of our virtual version.”