Riverbed Granite Enables Bill Barrett Corporation to Slash Branch Office Costs and Shrink Branch Recovery Time to Minutes

  Riverbed Granite Enables Bill Barrett Corporation to Slash Branch Office
  Costs and Shrink Branch Recovery Time to Minutes

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 25, 2014

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance
infrastructure, today announced Bill Barrett Corporation, an oil and natural
gas exploration and development company, is using Riverbed® Granite® branch
converged infrastructure to speed remote site disaster recovery and shrink
restore times to just minutes. The Riverbed Granite solution enables Bill
Barrett to consolidate servers and storage in the datacenter and streamline IT
management, without sacrificing any of the benefits of having servers at the
edge close to users. Bill Barrett now centrally protects and secures data
while significantly lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) of remote
branch offices.

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Bill Barrett faced several challenges managing IT resources on-site at remote
branch offices for active exploration and development properties in Colorado,
Utah and Wyoming. Aging infrastructure was difficult to support and
inconsistent server and data backups at these remote sites made recovery
uncertain and put data at risk. In addition, slow applications and data
availability issues made remote workers less productive.

Trace3, a systems integrator and Riverbed partner, introduced the Riverbed
Granite solution to Bill Barrett, highlighting its innovative approach at
eliminating the headaches of branch office IT. After a short trial, Bill
Barrett saw the distinct and unique advantage of delivering remote IT with the
Granite solution and how it would significantly lower the TCO of branch
offices.

“In the past, where remote site backup was inconsistent or non-existent, we
had to tell our employees that recovery was not possible, and they had to
recreate the files that were lost. This impacted productivity and frustrated
employees,” said Jerry Vigil, director of IT operations at Bill Barrett
Corporation. “With Riverbed Granite, we have simplified and centralized the
management of backups to the datacenter, allowing us to recover data in
minutes versus hours or even days. With Granite, we have cut 67% of the cost
of replacing servers and storage in our branch offices and remote sites and
have recognized additional cost savings by eliminating the need to contract
third-party IT support for remote sites.”

With Granite, Bill Barrett reduces risk and improves security without
sacrificing the performance needed by employees in edge locations. The company
can now centrally provision, upgrade and patch branch systems and resume
operations with minimal disruption. The deployment of Riverbed® Steelhead® WAN
optimization in conjunction with Granite also provides remote workers with
better performance for centralized business critical applications, including
Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange, as well as VoIP.

“The combined solution of Riverbed Granite and Steelhead was a very strategic
investment for us. Looking ahead, we now have a blueprint for expandability
based on our business plans, and Riverbed sits at the very center of it,”
concluded Vigil.

Riverbed Granite and Riverbed Steelhead

Riverbed Granite is a branch converged infrastructure solution that eliminates
the headache of branch office IT, consolidating servers and storage into the
datacenter without sacrificing any of the benefits of having servers at the
edge close to users. Granite expedites branch office provisioning, backup and
recovery and ensures continuous operations when disasters occur from any cause
– weather, fire or accident. With Granite, businesses can restore branch
operations in a matter of minutes vs. days, centrally protect and secure data
in the datacenter and significantly lower the TCO of branch and remote
offices.

Riverbed Steelhead is the industry’s #1 WAN optimization solution that
accelerates the delivery of applications to the branch and from the cloud and
allows IT to prioritize delivery of mission-critical applications over the
fastest networks. Riverbed is currently the only vendor positioned in the
leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
controllers and has been recognized as a leader in this report for six years
in a row. With Steelhead, Riverbed pioneered WAN optimization in 2004 with
unique innovations for application and data streamlining across the WAN and
Internet to deliver the best end-user experience regardless of location,
network or device while dramatically reducing network bandwidth. With
Steelhead, SaaS apps can be delivered up to 33x faster while using 97% less
bandwidth. As a result, Steelhead has become critical to Microsoft Office 365
deployments with over one million users being accelerated to date.

Riverbed Granite and Riverbed Steelhead are part of the Riverbed Application
Performance Platform™, the most complete platform for location-independent
computing. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform is a set of
integrated software 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.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed at more than $1 billion in annual revenue is the leader in
Application Performance 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 25,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the
Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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