Riverbed Releases Granite 2.6 for Instant Branch Recovery, Supporting More Branches and Bigger Data Sets With Even Better Data

Riverbed Releases Granite 2.6 for Instant Branch Recovery, Supporting More 
Branches and Bigger Data Sets With Even Better Data Protection 
Key Enhancements Include 2x Higher Capacity Models and Enhanced
Snapshot Control With New Integrated Support for IBM Storwize V7000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/14 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance
infrastructure, today announced Riverbed(R) Granite(R) 2.6, with new
features that support more branches, bigger data sets, and additional
enterprise-class storage solutions, including IBM Storwize(R) V7000.
Riverbed Granite is a branch converged infrastructure solution,
unique on the market, which centralizes branch data in the data
center while delivering local performance to branch users. With
Granite, businesses can restore operations in a matter of minutes vs.
days, centrally protect and secure data, and significantly lower the
TCO of branch and remote offices. InfoWorld has recognized Granite as
a unique solution to a widespread problem with back-to-back
Technology of the Year Awards in 2013 and 2014. 
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"Organizations have an average of 55 branches for every data center
and therefore managing business data across the globe is next to
impossible. Organizations need better ways to protect data in remote
places, faster ways to recover branches after disasters, and
lower-cost ways to manage these critical operations," said John
Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery
at Riverbed. "Granite is a unique and powerful solution to this
universal problem, centralizing data for higher security, instant
disaster recovery, and dramatically lower TCO. With our new Granite
2.6 release, we now support more branches with double the capacity
and bigger data sets, resulting in even lower costs and higher
"We have Riverbed Granite in all of our remote locations," said Jerry
Vigil, director IT operations, Bill Barrett Corporation. "Our users
get great local performance and my IT staff is able to manage data
centrally with the added plus of having a solid, faster disaster
recovery capabilit
y. I'm already a happy user. The fact that Granite
2.6 delivers even more ways to simplify management and protect data
affirms that we made the right choice for our branch infrastructure." 
What's New in Granite 2.6
 Enhanced Snapshot Support for
Enterprise-Class Storage Solutions. New snapshot integration
capabilities in Riverbed Granite 2.6 provide application-consistent
data protection with a greater number of data center storage arrays.
A snapshot records the state of a storage device at a particular
point in time, accelerating recovery for branch servers and data and
minimizing the impact of outages or data failures.  

--  IBM Storwize(R) V7000 Snapshot Support - Integrated support for IBM
    Storwize V7000 arrays enables configuration and coordination of branch
    data snapshots in the data center. IBM customers now get seamless
    end-to-end data protection for applications running in branch offices
    and can use existing datacenter backup solutions like IBM Tivoli
    Storage Manager and Symantec NetBackup.
--  Snapshot Handoff Framework - The snapshot handoff framework introduces
    a script-execution interface used to orchestrate snapshot operations
    for storage arrays for which Granite-integrated snapshot control is
    not currently available.

Higher Capacity Virtual Granite Core (VGC) Models. The new Virtual
Granite Core 1500 (VGC-1500) series delivers greater capacity for
Virtual Granite Core deployments, scaling to support more branches
and larger datasets. The VGC-1500 series, enabled with Granite 2.6
software, includes two new model licenses:  

--  VGC-1500-L supporting 30 branches and up to 20TB
--  VGC-1500-M supporting 30 branches and up to 35TB

Granite is an integral part of the Riverbed Application Performance
Platform(TM), a set of integrated solutions that give companies the
flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best
serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps
to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of
running their business, and maximize employee productivity.  
 Granite 2.6 and the VGC-1500 Series are available
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About Riverbed
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Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for
Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns
location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to
have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most
optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected,
data is always available when needed, and performance issues are
detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed's 24,000+
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Lori Cross 
Riverbed Technology 
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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