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SAN FRANCISCO—November 19, 2012— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced that its Stingray™ product family is available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. This enhanced offering allows customers to deploy an application delivery controller (ADC) solution with Web Content Optimization (WCO) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) security capabilities. These new features are an expansion of the Stingray offering that was first launched on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in 2009 using Amazon's DevPay model.
In addition, Riverbed® today announced that it intends to make available the Stingray Traffic Manager software with support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) so that enterprise customers can deploy highly available applications either within a single availability zone or spanning a hybrid environment of availability zones and third-party data centers.
Stingray Traffic Manager software is a leading application delivery controller (ADC) for applications running on Amazon Web Services, helping developers build applications that can scale to much higher transaction rates, with greater resilience and flexibility. Stingray Traffic Manager software is available through AWS Marketplace in a combination of options, including the Stingray Aptimizer's industry-leading WCO technology, and Stingray Application Firewall's application-aware web application firewall for deep application security:
"Riverbed has been a leader in developing enterprise-class solutions on AWS, and we are excited to see them continue to expand the number of products available on AWS Marketplace," said Terry Hanold, Vice President of New Business Initiatives at Amazon Web Services. "Customers now have an easy way to learn about Riverbed's Stingray Traffic Manager, deploy with 1-click, and start using the software within minutes. Billing and payments are all handled by AWS, and customers get to take advantage of AWS's reliable, scalable, and pay-as-you-go nature."
Large-scale applications require a high-performance, scalable solution for SSL and compression, global load balancing, automatic WCO, and in-depth protection against external threats. Stingray Traffic Manager is designed to address the challenges by integrating seamlessly with applications deployed on AWS to provide load balancing, user experience optimization, application scalability, and fine-grained application control. Providing advanced traffic management features that are not available with traditional load balancers, Stingray becomes a key component of an organization's application infrastructure. Pricing is flexible, giving more deployment options for capacity reservation and cost models, including Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances and Spot Price.
"By running the Riverbed ADC solution in the AWS cloud environment, we have experienced instant performance improvements, resulting in faster performing web applications. The intelligent web traffic management software routes requests to different pools and the back-up and restore features give us the confidence that we can deal with any eventuality," said Simon McLean, Managing Director of Click Travel, an online business travel provider.
"The newest generation of online applications for retail, gaming, and digital media need the ability to scale up rapidly to meet customer demand and be able to roll out new features on a daily or weekly basis," said Apurva Davé, vice president of products and marketing, Stingray business unit at Riverbed. "Maintaining this level of sustained service enhancement means that developers need to maximize productivity and accelerate release cycles. Stingray software unleashes application performance in the AWS Cloud and allows developers to focus on building new features and services."
The Stingray Traffic Manager software with support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is expected to be generally available in Q4 2012.
The complete range of Riverbed solutions for AWS can be found on the AWS Marketplace at https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace.
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