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Riverbed Introduces New Whitewater Operating System and Larger Virtual Appliances

Riverbed Introduces New Whitewater Operating System and Larger Virtual 
Appliances 
Riverbed Whitewater Reduces Cost of Long Term Data Protection With
Support for Amazon Glacier 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 --  Riverbed Technology
(NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced
Whitewater(R) Operating System (WWOS) version 2.1 with support for
Amazon Glacier storage and Google Cloud storage. WWOS 2.1 increases
operational cost savings and high data durability from cloud storage
services, improving disaster recovery readiness. In addition,
Riverbed(R) introduced larger virtual Whitewater appliances that
allow customers to support larger data sets, improve disaster
recovery capabilities, and manage multiple Whitewater appliances from
a single window with a management console. These enhancements to the
Whitewater cloud storage product family help enterprises use cloud
storage to meet critical backup requirements, modernize data
management strategies, and overcome challenges created by data
growth.  
"Once created, most unstructured data is rarely accessed after 30-90
days. Leveraging the cloud for storing these data sets makes a lot of
sense, particularly given the attractive prices of storage services
designed for long-term such as Amazon Glacier," said Dan Iacono,
research director from IDC's storage practice. "The ability of cloud
storage devices to cache locally and provide access to recent data
provides real benefits from an operational cost perspective to avoid
unnecessary transfer costs from the cloud."  
Cloud Storage Ecosystem Expansion
 Riverbed is offering customers
choice and flexibility for data protection by adding Amazon Glacier
and Google Cloud storage to its Whitewater cloud storage ecosystem.
Now, Whitewater customers using Amazon Glacier cloud storage have
immediate access to recent backup data while enjoying pricing from
Amazon as low as one cent per gigabyte per month -- approximately
eight times cheaper than other currently available cloud storage
offerings.  
In addition, the extremely high data durability offered by Amazon
cloud storage services and the ability to access the data from any
location with an Internet connection greatly improves an
organization's disaster recovery 
(DR) readiness.  
Larger Virtual Whitewater Appliances
 With the introduction of the
larger virtual Whitewater appliances, Riverbed allows customers
preferring virtual appliances to protect larger data sets as well as
simplify disaster recovery. The new virtual Whitewater appliances
support local cache sizes of four or eight terabytes and integrate
seamlessly with leading data protection applications as well as all
popular cloud storage services. To streamline management for
enterprise wide deployments, WWOS 2.1 includes new management
capabilities that enable monitoring and administration of all
Whitewater devices from a single console with one-click drill down
into any appliance. 
"We have been successfully using Riverbed Whitewater appliances for
backup with Amazon S3 in our facilities in Germany, Switzerland, and
the U.S. since June 2012," said Drew Bartow, senior information
technology engineer at Tipper Tie. "We were eager to test the
Whitewater 3010 appliance with Amazon Glacier and the total time to
configure and start moving data to Glacier was just 24 minutes. With
Glacier and Whitewater we could potentially save considerably on
backup storage costs."  
"The features in WWOS 2.1 and the larger virtual appliances
drastically change the economics of data protection," said Ray
Villeneuve, vice president corporate development, at Riverbed. "With
our advanced, in-line deduplication and optimization technologies,
Whitewater shrinks data stored in the cloud by up to 30 times on
average -- for example, Whitewater customers can now store up to 100
terabytes of backup data that is not regularly accessed in Amazon
Glacier for as little as $2,500.00 per year. The operational cost
savings and high data durability from cloud storage services improve
disaster recovery readiness and will continue to rapidly accelerate
the movement from tape-based and replicated disk systems to cloud
storage."  
More than 22,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to
understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through
solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance,
distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT
organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize,
consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are
moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers
and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and
success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by
providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, edge-VSI,
application-aware network performance management, application
performance management, application delivery controllers, web content
optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection. By providing the
broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere,
any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to
increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business
resilience and controlling costs. 
Additional Resources 


 
--  Riverbed Whitewater(R) cloud storage appliances
--  Amazon Glacier
--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

  
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impact Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-K filed with
the SEC on February 15, 2013. All forward-looking statements in this
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statements. Any future product, feature or related specification that
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and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement.
Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plans at any
time. 
About Riverbed
 Riverbed delivers application performance for the
globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can
successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such
as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster
recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving
enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and
consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast,
fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs
of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ:
RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com. 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Lori Bertelli 
Riverbed Technology 
415.486.7909
lori.bertelli@riverbed.com  
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
415-247-6353
renee.lyall@riverbed.com 
 
 
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