Silver Peak has announced the addition of a new replication accelerator to its Velocity Replication Acceleration (VRX) suite of software products. The new accelerator, VRX-6, allows storage professionals using a 300 Mbps WAN to accelerate their offsite data replication workloads up to 20x (on average) over any distance.
The Silver Peak VRX software products were developed using Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA), which overcomes network distance, congestion and capacity challenges that limit data mobility over distance. VRX-6 software deploys seamlessly into any replication environment and runs on all standard hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and KVM. It is proven with all asynchronous IP-based replication solutions from Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, NetApp and others. The new VRX-6 completes the VRX series of products, which offer replication capacity of up to 2 terabytes-per-hour).
“With the launch of VRX-6, businesses of every size now have a high-performance VRX solution that can help them meet their data protection objectives. Customers can accelerate replication, backup and data migration without making any changes to the network and taking an outage.” said Everett Dolgner, director of replication product management for Silver Peak.
With Silver Peak VRX software, storage professionals can accelerate their replication traffic in under 20 minutes. No special networking expertise is required. The storage administrator downloads the desired VRX software from the Silver Peak marketplace, installs the software in the same locations as the source and target devices on the hypervisor of their choice, then redirects traffic to the VRX from the source and target storage devices with a few simple commands.