SOURCE: BlueArc

September 11, 2007 08:00 ET

BlueArc Works With Riverbed to Empower Remote Office Users With High Speed Access to Centralized Data

Combined Offering Allows BlueArc to Broaden Data Availability by Serving Files to Distributed Users

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - BlueArc® Corporation, a market leader in scalable, high-performance unified storage, today announced that it has formed a technology alliance with Riverbed Technology, Inc., the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions. The combined power of Riverbed® and BlueArc will deliver unique benefits to enterprises of many sizes that seek a solution for network, storage and application performance, for their users, from the central data center to remote sites. BlueArc's high-performance Titan unified network storage system, deployed in central data centers or headquarters, will now be able to extend high performance access out remote offices by leveraging the acceleration provided by Riverbed's Steelhead® products.

Joint customers deploying BlueArc and Riverbed solutions have the opportunity to centralize data, gain access to shared resources and applications, and dramatically reduce end user wait times for remote data. The combination of technologies allows Blue Arc storage systems to broaden data availability by serving files to not only a single geographic environment, but to distributed users who can view centralized data as if it were locally deployed in remote or branch offices. Both BlueArc's existing customers and new customers will benefit from this combined offering.

"BlueArc and Riverbed share a vision for driving customers' business advantage through the acceleration of data retrieval, access and storage in all components of their technology infrastructure," said Steve Daheb, senior vice president, marketing and business development for BlueArc. "Our partnership with Riverbed will allow BlueArc customers with users at remote offices to realize the same fast access to centrally stored data as their users at company headquarters, reducing time to revenue and enabling consolidation of servers."

As a member of the Riverbed Technology Alliance program, BlueArc is working with Riverbed to provide interoperability of BlueArc's Titan storage technology with Riverbed's WDS solutions, and support joint customers seeking data acceleration from core to edge.

"BlueArc is a strong addition to the Riverbed Technology Alliance, bringing one of the storage industry's most innovative and customer-centric companies into the partner fold," said Venugopal Pai, senior director, alliances for Riverbed. "Our customers will gain a distinctive solution capable of supporting intensive file-data activity and consolidation initiatives, without sacrificing performance even at the remote office level."

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy-to-use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at http://www.bluearc.com/.

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    BlueArc Corporation
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