Riverbed Whitewater Wins Silver Honors in Storage Magazine 2012 Products of the Year Awards

Riverbed Whitewater Wins Silver Honors in Storage Magazine 2012 Products of the 
Year Awards 
Whitewater Cloud Storage Appliances Recognized in Data Backup
Hardware Category 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company,
announced today that the editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group
have awarded the Whitewater(R) 3010 cloud storage appliance Silver
honors in the data backup hardware category in the 2012 Products of
the Year awards. The Whitewater 3010 appliance addresses larger scale
enterprise data backup workloads and offers four times the local
storage capacity of other Whitewater models.  
The Storage magazine editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of
users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants, selected the 14
"Products of the Year" winners based on six criteria: ease of
integration, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance,
and value.  
The Storage magazine editors highlighted the following attributes of
the Whitewater 3010 cloud storage appliance: "Riverbed Technology's
Whitewater 3010 with Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 2.0 delivers
local-like performance for cloud backup workloads. Enterprises are
now able to support up to 32 TB of deduplicated local storage and 160
TB of deduplicated cloud storage. WWOS 2.0 also offers increased data
ingest performance (1.5 TB per hour) for faster processing of larger
backups. The addition of Active Directory support, a management
dashboard and remote management provides organizations with
simplified centralized administration/management." 
Riverbed(R) Whitewater cloud storage appliances modernize data
protection and streamline operations for organizations of all sizes.
Purpose built for fast backup and restore, Whitewater appliances
deliver local-like performance while using the cloud for secure
off-site storage, avoiding the need to provision and manage a
secondary site for disaster recovery (DR) or long term storage. This
dramatically reduces capital spending, streamlines IT infrastructure,
and enables payback periods that are measured in months, not years. 
"Winning this Storage magazine award validates the reliability
Whitewater cloud storage appliances bring to organizations 
and their
cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) efforts," said John Martin,
senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery Group at
Riverbed. "With Whitewater, organizations can cost effectively meet
their backup and DR needs by eliminating tape, tape management, and
vaulting at the datacenter while eliminating the need for a remote DR
storage site." 
The complete article on the Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com 2012
Products of the Year Awards can be found by visiting
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, storage delivery,
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. 
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About Riverbed
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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:
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Lori Bertelli 
Riverbed Technology 
Renee Lyall
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