SAN FRANCISCO—September 11, 2014— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), a leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced the availability of a free version of Riverbed® SteelStore™ virtual edition for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and 6 months of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) at up to 8TB per month capacity, for select customers who sign up between Sept. 9 and Oct. 9, 2014. Cloud storage is dramatically changing the backup and archive landscape, providing enterprise-class availability and data durability, while dramatically lowering overall costs of modern business continuity. By offering this promotion, Riverbed allows qualified customers to quickly gain access to the benefits of cloud storage. This is a limited time offer and not all customers will qualify. To learn more, visit Riverbed SteelStore + Amazon S3.
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Riverbed SteelStore cloud-integrated storage appliances allow customers to back up business data to Amazon S3. SteelStore uses innovations in compression, de-duplication, network acceleration and encryption to maintain enterprise-class levels of performance, availability, data security, and data durability. Once in Amazon S3, data is stored in AWS's highly durable and available cloud storage service. High data durability standards allow customers to not only take advantage of the economics of cloud storage, but also dramatically improve business continuity and restore rates.
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Riverbed SteelStore integrates with existing enterprise backup and archive software solutions allowing customers to extend existing backup, archive, and disaster recovery frameworks, eliminating the need for additional storage hardware and minimizing changes required to existing operational frameworks.
"AWS is pleased to deliver robust, secure, enterprise cloud services at the lowest possible cost," said Terry Wise, Head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "We are excited about this offering from Riverbed, which makes it even easier for customers to get started with Amazon S3 for enterprise storage, backup, archive, and disaster recovery."
As data continues to grow and the costs of backing it up with customary methods consume more time and budget, traditional disaster recovery strategies are no longer cost-effective or realistic. For this reason customers have been turning to Riverbed SteelStore and cloud providers such as AWS to modernize backup and disaster recovery.
"With the enterprise transforming to a hybrid model, a mix of applications on-premises in private data centers and in the cloud, Riverbed is committed to enabling customers to embrace the next generation of cloud storage solutions," said Katie Colbert, senior director strategic alliances, Riverbed. "We're excited to work with AWS to help customers get started with cloud storage by protecting critical workloads in the cloud. As a leader in both application performance and data protection, Riverbed constantly looks for opportunities to deliver unique value to customers and we've done it again with AWS."
Riverbed SteelStore and the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™
SteelStore is a market leading solution for efficient and secure cloud backup and recovery. SteelStore is a cloud-integrated storage solution that enables customers to securely store data in the cloud at up to 90% less than traditional methods. SteelStore accelerates data protection by reducing data volumes by up to 30x and speeding data transport times by 4x. SteelStore supports 95% of all cloud providers and customers are already protecting up to 130PB of data in the cloud today. SteelStore's ironclad security means that IT can sleep peacefully knowing company data is safe and compliant in the cloud.
SteelStore is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing, so that business objectives - not technical constraints - drive how applications and data are delivered. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform gives companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring flawless application delivery to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business and maximize employee productivity.
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