SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

May 16, 2011 10:23 ET

UPDATE: Twin Cities-Based Credit Union Improves Business Continuity Capabilities With Riverbed

TopLine Federal Credit Union Immediately Reduces Backup Window From Seven Days to Three Hours With Riverbed WAN Optimization

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that TopLine Federal Credit Union, a Maple Grove, Minnesota-based financial institution serving the Twin Cities region, has deployed Riverbed® Steelhead® appliances between its data center and its remote disaster recovery (DR) site. The Riverbed deployment reduced TopLine's backup window from seven days to three hours, improving the company's business continuity and compliance capabilities.

TopLine Federal Credit Union is Minnesota's 13th largest financial institution, with assets of more than $275 million. The company offers a complete line of financial services from its Maple Grove headquarters and five branch offices located in the Twin Cities metro region. Following its move to a fully virtualized server environment to achieve better efficiencies for accessing SQL database and Exchange email applications, the company replaced a legacy tape-based backup system with an iSCSI storage area network (SAN) between its data center and DR site. Because weekly full backups of approximately 5TB of data were not being completed within designated backup windows, the company looked at wide area network (WAN) optimization to improve data throughput and achieve its DR goals.

As a result of its Steelhead appliance deployment, TopLine experienced an 86% reduction in bandwidth utilization, resulting in improved recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) and lower overall network costs. Weekly full backups that used to take seven days and consistently exceeded the backup window prior to the Riverbed deployment are now completed in just three hours. The cost of bandwidth would have increased by seven-fold to move data between the data center and the remote DR site to achieve comparable results as deploying Steelhead appliances. Due to the savings in bandwidth costs, TopLine experienced a return-on-investment in just three months. In addition, the Riverbed solution enabled faster access to TopLine database and email applications, resulting in improved employee productivity and customer responsiveness.

"Riverbed has exceeded our expectations in helping to protect our IT assets and improve our overall infrastructure," said Colleen Jakes, Director of Information Services at TopLine Federal Credit Union. "The Steelhead appliances have been working flawlessly since day one. They just sit in the network and we don't have to think about them, which is great from an administrative point-of-view."

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About Riverbed
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 www.riverbed.com.

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