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Riverbed Delivers New Enterprise Ready Cloud Storage Appliances

Riverbed Delivers New Enterprise Ready Cloud Storage Appliances 
Scalable Solutions Offer Larger Storage Data Sets and Faster
Performance 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/18/13 --  Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced it has expanded its Whitewater(R) cloud storage appliance
family with the addition of new hardware models and upgrades to its
operating system(OS). The new Riverbed(R) Whitewater appliances and
OS provide more capacity, faster ingest speeds and more replication
options. These features and capabilities make the new Whitewater
appliances a critical component for enterprises wishing to leverage
the economical price and reliability of cloud storage options such as
Amazon Glacier.  
Enhancements include new Whitewater model appliances with up to
triple the cache of previous models and support of up to 14.4
petabytes of logical data. The Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 3.0
also offers new features, including pairwise replication that enable
enterprises to replicate to an additional Whitewater appliance at a
secondary location. In addition, enterprises can now leverage the 10
gigabit networking interface that dramatically improves ingest
performance.  
"We needed to replace our tape-based backup with a more efficient and
scalable solution that could handle seismic data from our global
operations and the new Whitewater cloud storage 3030 model appliance
shocked us with really great results," said Bradley Lauritsen,
director of exploration applications, at Apache Corporation, a
Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company with
operations globally. "The Whitewater appliance transforms our ability
to backup and recover by improving our IT efficiency for protecting
seismic data while delivering significant cost savings. We now feel
confident that even in locations where connection speeds are slow, we
can maintain continuous operations with the new WWOS 3.0." 
Cloud storage has become a more attractive option for backup and
archiving as it has become more economical and reliable, with options
such as Amazon Glacier, which offers pricing as low as a penny per
gigabyte each month and is designed to have average annual durability
of 99.999999999% for an archive. In fact, customers that deploy the
Whitewater 3030 model appliance can save more than $750,000 over a
three year period when backing up to Amazon Glacier. With varying
requirements for recovery time objectives (RTO) of certain data sets,
the ability to recover certain data sets locally and immediately has
also become increasingly important.  
"Disk-to-disk backup architectures have become extremely popular in
the last few years. Adding the ability to integrate public cloud
storage into this architecture offers an immediate return to
operations at a disaster recovery site while capturing the cost
advantages of very aggressive cloud storage services such as Amazon
Glacier," said Laura DuBois, program vice president, storage at IDC.
"Riverbed is focused on helping enterprise customers achieve the
immediate recovery they require and helping them reduce operations
costs by riding the curve of rapidly decreasing cloud storage price
points." 
Pairwise Replication and Pinning for Faster Recovery Options
 The new
WWOS 3.0 offers support for pairwise replication for Whitewater
appliances that allows enterprises greater flexibility to choose the
appropriate recovery option to meet their RTO based on their business
continuity plans. For the fastest RTO, a Whitewater appliance can
recover at disk speed to a secondary site. In addition, the new OS
offers a pinning feature that allows enterprises to tier and choose
which backup data sets are available on the Whitewater appliance
cache for immediate access, while less critical backup data sets can
be recovered from the cloud.  
Scalable to Meet Growing Data Sets as Enterprises Grow
 The three new
Whitewater model (730, 2030, 3030) appliances offer between 8 to 96
TB usable cache capacity. The largest model, WWA-3030, can cache up
to three times the amount of data as the previous largest model
(3010) and can support backup & archive datasets of up to 14.4
petabytes(1) before it is compressed and deduplicated onto the local
cache.  
Faster Ingest Speeds and 10 Gigabit Networking Interface Support
 For
faster performance, enterprises can also choose to use 10 gigabit
networking interfaces to get up to 2.5 terabytes per hour ingest
performance, a 40 percent increase over previous models. The 10
gigabit networking interface also enables enterprises to transfer to
Amazon Glacier cloud storage leveraging Amazon Direct Connect.  
"As public cloud storage costs continue to fall, customers are
looking to move new and larger data sets into the cloud. Our new
generation of Whitewater cloud storage appliances expands scalability
and performance to meet customer requirements," said John Martin,
senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery Business
Unit at Riverbed. "In addition to helping customers ingest, protect
and store more data, the new WWOS 3.0 features, such as replication,
improve customers' disaster recovery initiatives by offering
immediate recovery at a disaster recovery location should their
primary system suffer a significant outage. These capabilities
greatly expand the number of organizations that can implement cloud
storage while tailoring RTO to their unique requirements."  
Whitewater is a purpose built storage appliance, optimized for data
protection and archiving, that helps seamlessly integrate
organizations' cloud storage infrastructures to deliver instant
recovery, end to end security, and the industry's most cost-effective
storage for backup and archive data. Leveraging the cloud as a safe,
secure site for data storage, Whitewater appliances streamline IT
management and allow organizations to pay only for what they use,
eliminating constant hardware refreshes and large capital outlays. 
Availability
 WWOS 3.0 is available now and a free upgrade for all
existing Whitewater customers under a support agreement allowing them
to take advantage of the new features and enhancing their investment
in Whitewater appliances. Whitewater model 730, 2030, 3030 appliances
are generally available. 
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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
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