SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

March 31, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase Storage Solutions for the Globally Connected Enterprise at Storage Networking World Spring

Customer and Company to Present on Cloud Storage Acceleration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced its upcoming participation at Computerworld Storage Networking World Spring 2011, taking place April 4-7 at the Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley/Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Storage Networking World is the world's largest conference focused on managing information infrastructure, where IT management and professionals learn, network and maximize their company's storage capabilities. At the conference, Riverbed® customer Pump Solutions Group (PSG) will present a case study on the benefits the company has seen from acceleration of its cloud storage environment. Additionally, Riverbed technical leader Steve Riley and technical director Josh Tseng will present on the benefits of acceleration in cloud computing and cloud storage environments.

More than 9,200 enterprises already use Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions to accelerate applications and to dramatically cut bandwidth requirements; many of them have also deployed the solutions to enable faster data protection, thereby reducing their recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO). As replication has emerged as a preferred strategy for more frequent and seamless protection of storage between data centers, many enterprises have deployed Riverbed Steelhead® appliances to accelerate disaster recovery (DR) operations, in some cases up to 55 times, and to reduce WAN bandwidth requirements by up to 95%. For unmatched performance, flexibility and fault tolerance in large data centers and DR environments, enterprises have deployed the Steelhead 7050 model appliance that combines new levels of bandwidth and TCP session scalability with solid-state drives (SSD) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE).

With growing interest in cloud storage among enterprises, Riverbed introduced the Whitewater™ family of products for accelerated backup and select archive workloads. These cloud storage acceleration products allow organizations to seamlessly integrate cloud storage into their existing backup and DR strategies. Whitewater can be deployed in many cloud storage environments, providing enterprises with flexible back-end and front-end system plug-and-play capabilities.

Whitewater incorporates Riverbed's core competency in performance optimization, which has been proven to accelerate DR. In addition to backing up and restoring data at local-area-network (LAN) speeds, Whitewater provides dual-layer encryption for data in motion and at rest in the cloud for maximum data security.

At Storage Networking World, Riverbed (Booth # 503) will demonstrate how it has enabled enterprises to securely move data off-site without investing in a secondary data center; accelerate recovery times; drive down the cost of backup; and pay for storage only as they need it. Conference-goers can also attend the following sessions:

What: Analyst Perspective Panel: Is Cloud Storage Ready for the Enterprise?
Who: Steve Riley, technical leader in the office of the CTO, Riverbed Technology
When: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:10 - 2:55 p.m.
Where: Grand Ballroom F, Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley/Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA

What: SNIA Tutorial: The Role of WAN Optimization in Cloud Infrastructures
Who: Josh Tseng, technical director, Riverbed Technology
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 3:05- 3:50p.m.
Where: Grand Ballroom F, Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley/Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA

To provide a real-world example for attendees Riverbed customer Jeff Rountree of Pump Solutions Group will present "Pump Solutions Group Case Study: Cloud Storage Acceleration," in which he will explain how the Riverbed Whitewater appliance enabled PSG to deduplicate data 12x before transporting it over the WAN for storage and disaster recovery. In his presentation, Rountree will also describe how Riverbed Whitewater was able to eliminate tape archives and build timely processes to restore data. Details of this session are as follows:

What: Pump Solutions Group Case Study: Cloud Storage Acceleration
Who: Jeff Rountree, Pump Solutions Group
When: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:45- 11:30a.m.
Where: Grand Ballroom F, Hyatt Regency Silicon Valley/Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA

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Riverbed delivers 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 of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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