SAN FRANCISCO—May 10, 2012—
Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced that the Whitewater® family of cloud storage gateway solutions now support HP Cloud Object Storage, one of the HP Cloud Services (http://hpcloud.com). Organizations that deploy Whitewater gateways can now choose HP Cloud Object Storage as a cloud storage option to meet their requirements for disaster recovery (DR). The addition of HP Cloud Object Storage to the growing Whitewater gateway ecosystem extends Riverbed's ability to give organizations unparalleled choice and flexibility when upgrading their data protection infrastructure to replace tape-based technology with fast, secure and cost-efficient cloud storage.
Purpose-built for data protection, Whitewater gateways deduplicate, compress and encrypt data to reduce storage costs in the cloud. Whitewater gateways enable organizations to easily and securely obtain the benefits of the public cloud's economies of scale, flexibility, scalability and pay-per-use pricing, without changes to their existing infrastructure. This frees data protection staff from labor-intensive tape backup and tape infrastructure management with no disruption to their operations.
"Deploying Whitewater gateways with HP Cloud Services enables organizations to eliminate the administrative burden and costs associated with tape technology. Now HP Cloud Services can become a low cost storage tier for backup data sets," said Ray Villeneuve, general manager of the Whitewater Business Unit at Riverbed®. "The Whitewater gateway's real-time replication greatly improves DR readiness, streamlines IT operations, and delivers the performance, security and reliability that customers desire. Customers that deploy Whitewater gateways with HP Cloud Services benefit from fast and easy installation, no changes to the existing infrastructure and world-class support and service."
Whitewater gateways connect directly to the industry's most popular data protection software as well as the leading cloud service provider application programming interfaces (APIs), requiring no expensive integration or complex configuration. Organizations can set up Whitewater gateways and move data to the cloud in some cases in less than an hour. The broad ecosystem for Whitewater gateways enables organizations to flexibly transition between major cloud storage providers. Organizations that deploy Whitewater gateways with HP Cloud Object Storage have a high-performance, consistent, secure and flexible cloud storage solution.
HP Cloud Object Storage
HP Cloud Object Storage provides an interoperable, scalable, redundant and reliable public cloud storage option that is built on the OpenStack™ cloud platform (Swift), HP Converged Infrastructure and HP hardware and software. End-to-end Converged Cloud capabilities enable customers to manage their cloud deployments in a hybrid environment across managed, public and private cloud delivery models. Enterprises can overcome fear of vendor lock-in as HP Cloud Object Storage supports open source-based architecture as well as standards-based APIs.
For more information about Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage gateways, please visit: http://www.riverbed.com/us/products/whitewater_products
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