Sir Richard Francis Burton once said: “Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.” No I am not here to philosophize, but when people talk of Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) they do sometimes refer to them as Islands of ROBO. Why is that? Well the ROBO is often like an Island in the stream, left out of the sidelines, under-staffed, under-budget and under-supported.
Islanders need to be a tough bunch because they face may unique challenges and routine shortages. They are the poster children of “doing more with less”. They have to deal independently with the challenges of being remote.
Like Islanders, ROBO administrators face many challenges. Maintaining, managing, protecting and securing a multi-vendor legacy IT infrastructure is difficult. Today’s ROBO environments need to be dynamic and keep pace with shifting business requirements, however, with limited specialized IT staff, and constrained IT budgets many struggle to keep up.
Take for example a growing financial organization with multiple locations worldwide, whose application runs on a high transactional database. This application cannot be centralized and must be run locally at the individual remote sites to ensure predictable and peak application performance needs are met. To support this application, IT needs to ensure that the application environment is free from latency causing issues, the WAN infrastructure is capable of delivering the I/O through-put required, RPOs and RTOs can be met, and that future growth can be accommodated without downtime, while at the same time being mandated by the business to keep CAPEX and OPEX in check.
SimpliVity’s Unified Protected ROBO solution aims to take the “Remote” out of ROBO by providing unified management and ease of data protection for all remote sites. With the introduction of a new OmniCube CN-1200 system, support for a variety of ROBO network topologies, including hub and spoke, SimpliVity is attacking ROBO management complexity and data protection challenges head on.
SimpliVity’s Unified Protected ROBO solution is built on the OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform. The Data Virtualization Platform delivers data efficiency, global unified management and built-in data protection. With SimpliVity, this growing financial organization will realize a median 40:1 data efficiency saving on storage, will eliminate the management complexity of isolated Islands of ROBO with centralized management from one interface, and can retire their unreliable legacy backup and recovery solutions.
SimpliVity’s Unified Protected ROBO solution will enable this financial organization and many like it to become more agile and efficient. SimpliVity deduplicates, compresses and optimizes data inline at inception once and forever globally. As such, moving and protecting virtual machines between remote locations is simple and without the bandwidth limitations that traditional infrastructure must endure.
This organization’s entire ROBO infrastructure requirements can be satisfied with SimpliVity’s OmniCube CN-1200. This modular architecture means the business can effortlessly scale as the business requires it. This 2U hyperconverged infrastructure appliance streamlines deployment, delivers on performance and is all backed by SimpliVity’s enterprise-class Customer Support organization.
SimpliVity’s Unified Protected ROBO solution provides your business the opportunity to radically simplify your ROBO IT infrastructure, eliminate Islands of inefficiency and deliver performance when and where the business needs it.
Watch our launch video to learn more about our new Unified Protected ROBO solution