SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

April 15, 2013 09:00 ET

Riverbed Unveils Breakthrough in Software Defined Data Center Deployments With Granite Technology

Customers to Demonstrate Success in Extending the Reach of Data Center Benefits to Branch Offices; EMC and IDC to Discuss the Impact of Innovations on the Evolution of the Data Center

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2013) - At an event titled "Data Where You Need It; Control Where You Want It," Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) will unveil breakthroughs in software defined data center deployments with Granite® technology that extend the benefits of the data center to global branch offices. At the event, Riverbed® will highlight customer successes and showcase demonstrations of its disruptive new approach to consolidating edge data to the secure data center, while delivering local performance access to branch employees. Riverbed will be joined at the event by alliance partner EMC, an IDC analyst, and Granite customers.

Despite efforts to consolidate and move to software defined architectures, the business need to provide fast access to data and applications has forced organizations to keep servers and storage at the branch. According to leading industry analysts, more than 50 percent of all enterprise data resides in branch locations.

Riverbed and its customers and partners will demonstrate technology and strategies that extend the benefits of the data center to branch offices. Together, these advances enable 100 percent consolidation of resources to the secure data center and create new possibilities for IT, including instant provisioning of branch offices from the data center and instant restore should disaster occur.

The following analysts, partners, and customers will join Riverbed at the event:

  • Rick Villars, vice president, Data Center and Cloud at IDC, will provide industry perspective on the state of the data center and rapidly evolving solutions for data center transformation and converged IT infrastructure.
  • Scott Ryan, senior director at Riverbed alliance partner EMC, will discuss how EMC customers working with Riverbed enable organizations to achieve rapid and local access to centralized data that is protected and secured on highly scalable and reliable data center-class storage systems.
  • Jerry Vigil, director IT operations, Bill Barrett Corporation; and Searl Tate, director of engineering at Riverbed customer Paul Hastings, will discuss how they are deploying Granite to consolidate branch office infrastructure securely while benefiting from data center-based management, instant provisioning, and instant restore.

"Until now, the benefits of a software defined architecture were limited to the data center. Customer use cases highlight how these benefits can extend globally throughout the worldwide enterprise," said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery at Riverbed.

Riverbed introduced award-winning Granite storage delivery solutions to enable more organizations to completely consolidate their branch office IT. Granite gives organizations a groundbreaking storage delivery solution with the unique capability to 'vacuum up' servers and storage from branch and remote offices so they can be centrally controlled in the data center. By leveraging the Granite solution, organizations have the ability to not only completely consolidate servers and storage, but also get rid of remote backup and improve data security by putting data in secure locations to remove risk. In 2013, Riverbed created a new storage delivery business unit led by John Martin.

Riverbed will be holding the "Data Where You Need It; Control Where You Want It" event in New York City on Wednesday, April 17 beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. To register for the live video webcast, please visit: https://twimgs.com/audiencedevelopment/JB/Riverbed_NY_041713_Simulcast_homepage_client.html. The webcast replay of the event will be available April 19.

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

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