Riverbed Unveils Breakthrough in Software Defined Data Center Deployments With Granite Technology

Riverbed Unveils Breakthrough in Software Defined Data Center Deployments With 
Granite Technology 
Customers to Demonstrate Success in Extending the Reach of Data
Center Benefits to Branch Offices; EMC and IDC to Discuss the Impact
of Innovations on the Evolution of the Data Center 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 --  At an event titled
"Data Where You Need It; Control Where You Want It," Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) will unveil breakthroughs in software
defined data center deployments with Granite(R) technology that
extend the benefits of the data center to global branch offices. At
the event, Riverbed(R) will highlight customer successes and showcase
demonstrations of its disruptive new approach to consolidating edge
data to the secure data center, while delivering local performance
access to branch employees. Riverbed will be joined at the event by
alliance partner EMC, an IDC analyst, and Granite customers. 
Despite efforts to consolidate and move to software defined
architectures, the business need to provide fast access to data and
applications has forced organizations to keep servers and storage at
the branch. According to leading industry analysts, more than 50
percent of all enterprise data resides in branch locations.  
Riverbed and its customers and partners will demonstrate technology
and strategies that extend the benefits of the data center to branch
offices. Together, these advances enable 100 percent consolidation of
resources to the secure data center and create new possibilities for
IT, including instant provisioning of branch offices from the data
center and instant restore should disaster occur. 
The following analysts, partners, and customers will join Riverbed at
the event:  

--  Rick Villars, vice president, Data Center and Cloud at IDC, will
    provide industry perspective on the state of the data center and
    rapidly evolving solutions for data center transformation and
    converged IT infrastructure.
--  Scott Ryan, senior director at Riverbed alliance partner EMC, will
    discuss how EMC customers working with Riverbed enable organizations
    to achieve rapid and local access to centralized data that is
    protected and secured on highly scalable and reliable data
    center-class storage systems.
--  Jerry Vigil, director IT operations, Bill Barrett Corporation; and
    Searl Tate, director of engineering at Riverbed customer Paul
    Hastings, will discuss how they are deploying Granite to consolidate
    branch office infrastructure securely while benefiting from data
    center-based management, instant provisioning, and instant restore.

"Until now, the benefits of a software defined architecture were
limited to the data center. Customer use cases highlight how these
benefits can extend globally throughout the worldwide enterprise,"
said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage
Delivery at Riverbed.  
Riverbed introduced award-winning Granite storage delivery solutions
to enable more organizations to completely consolidate their branch
office IT. Granite gives organizations a groundbreaking storage
delivery solution with the unique capability to 'vacuum up' servers
and storage from branch and remote offices so they can be centrally
controlled in the data center. By leveraging the Granite solution,
organizations have the ability to not only completely consolidate
servers and storage, but also get rid of remote backup and improve
data security by putting data in secure locations to remove risk. In
2013, Riverbed created a new storage delivery business unit led by
John Martin.  
Riverbed will be holding the "Data Where You Need It; Control Where
You Want It" event in New York City on Wednesday, April 17 beginning
at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. To register for the live video webcast,
please visit:
The webcast replay of the event will be available April 19.  
Additional Resources 

--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

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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
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Jin Woo
Riverbed Technology 
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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