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Riverbed Whitewater Cloud Storage Appliances Now Support Integration with Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage

Riverbed Continues to Grow Cloud Storage Ecosystem; Gives Customers Greater Flexibility in Choosing Cloud Storage Providers


SAN FRANCISCO—May 28, 2013— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced that the Whitewater® cloud storage appliance product family now supports integration with Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage. Organizations that deploy Whitewater cloud storage appliances can now choose Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage as a cloud storage location for important backup data sets. The addition of Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage to the growing Whitewater ecosystem extends Riverbed's ability to give organizations unparalleled choice and flexibility when modernizing their data protection infrastructure to replace tape-based technology with fast, secure, and cost-efficient cloud storage.

Purpose-built for fast backup and restore, Whitewater cloud storage appliances deduplicate, compress, and encrypt data to reduce storage costs in the cloud. Whitewater appliances enable organizations to easily and securely obtain the benefits of the public cloud's flexibility, scalability, and pay-per-use pricing, without changes to their existing infrastructure. This frees data protection staff from labor-intensive tape backup and management with no disruption to their operations.

“Through integration with Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage, Whitewater cloud storage appliances offer enterprises a modern and flexible choice for backing up their data,” said Martin Capurro, vice president of cloud product management at Savvis. “By leveraging these two technologies, companies can secure a cost-effective alternative to tape backup while also gaining unlimited and affordable storage.”

Whitewater cloud storage appliances support the industry's most popular data protection applications as well as the leading cloud service provider application programming interfaces (APIs), requiring no expensive integration or complex configuration. Typically, organizations can install Whitewater appliances and begin moving data to the cloud in less than one hour.

"Deploying Whitewater cloud storage appliances with Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage enables organizations to eliminate the administrative burden and costs associated with tape backup. The combined solution offers a low-cost storage tier for backup data sets," said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery Group at Riverbed®. "The Whitewater appliances’ real-time replication greatly improves disaster recovery readiness, streamlines IT operations, and delivers the performance, security, and reliability that customers require. Customers deploying Whitewater appliances with Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage benefit from fast-and-easy installation, no changes to the existing infrastructure, and world-class support and service." 

For more information about Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage appliances, please visit: http://www.riverbed.com/whitewater.

More than 22,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize, consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, storage delivery, application-aware network performance management, application performance management, application delivery controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs.

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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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Riverbed delivers the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing, turning location and distance into a competitive advantage. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ allows 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. At more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed has 25,000+ customers, including 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100.

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