SAN FRANCISCO—May 08, 2013— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced that its Riverbed® Granite® storage delivery solutions are expected to receive EMC® E-Lab™ qualification with EMC VNX® in the second quarter of 2013, enabling customers to extend the benefits of the data center to global branch offices. The award-winning Riverbed Granite storage delivery solutions consolidate edge data to the secure data center, while delivering local performance and data access to branch offices. This approach improves security, data protection, and performance, all while reducing the total cost of ownership of branch infrastructure. This news builds upon EMC E-Lab qualifying Riverbed Granite 1.0 with EMC VMAX® in 2012.
"Increasingly IT is in the data center but business is at the edge. This is as a result of three major changes that are taking place at the edge - the rapid launch of business services that require agility, new data sources that generate critical information, and operations in a global economy where there are varying concerns in regions over intellectual property, security and privacy," said Rick Villars, Vice President, Datacenter and Cloud, IDC. "As a result, a critical part to making businesses grow in the future is a reliable, low cost, consistent and agile infrastructure. One of the ways to achieve this and address the problem is with solutions like Riverbed Granite, EMC VMAX and EMC VNX storage solutions that enable organizations to improve the use of IT at a lower cost, reduce IT staff and third party costs, cut deployment and upgrade time and dramatically improve data protection and retention practices."
"Riverbed and EMC work together to provide enterprises with innovative solutions that change the way organizations think about IT," said Pete Conway, SVP/COO, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC. "Together, the EMC and Riverbed solutions greatly improve data security, backup, and management of branch servers and data and enables organizations to instantly recover, in the case that disaster strikes."
"The combination of Riverbed Granite with EMC VNX or VMAX solutions enable IT to pull branch data from the edge and manage it centrally while lowering costs, reducing risk and improving security, without sacrificing the performance needed by employees in edge locations," said John Martin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Storage Delivery Business Unit, Riverbed.
Riverbed is participating in the EMC World 2013 Conference, taking place May 6-9, at The Venetian, in Las Vegas. At the conference, Riverbed (booth #634) will showcase how Granite extends the benefits of the data center to global branch office, and how market-leading Steelhead® wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions enable enterprises to more cost-effectively manage large-scale data center-to-data center replication. During EMC World, Riverbed will discuss the following:
- EMC and Riverbed: Next Generation Branch Consolidation and Protection Solutions: At the Partner Buzz Theatre, on Wednesday, May 8 at 1 PM, Eric Carter, Director of Product Marketing at Riverbed, will discuss how Riverbed Granite extends the benefits of the data center to global branch offices, while delivering local performance access to branch employees. Granite enables complete consolidation of servers and storage to the secure data center and creates new possibilities for IT, including centralized management, instant provisioning of branch offices from the data center and instant restore should disaster occur. Granite combined with highly scalable and reliable EMC storage arrays, including the EMC VNX unified storage arrays and EMC VMAX enterprise storage arrays, enable organizations to centrally protect and secure data while delivering rapid access over the WAN.
- BC/DR and the WAN: At the EMC Select booth, on Wednesday, May 8, 11:30 AM, Josh Dobies, Senior Product Manager, Product Management, at Riverbed, will discuss how market-leading Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimization appliances and innovative storage solutions from EMC transform WAN performance, giving enterprises the power to meet the most stringent recovery point and time objectives (RPO/RTO), while dramatically reducing IT costs.
EMC E-Lab conducts one of the industry's most rigorous interoperability testing, qualifying configurations featuring EMC and third-party hardware and software, spanning major platforms and operating systems. Using its resources, E-Lab also tests and qualifies leading-edge cloud, big data, and application mobility solutions so that enterprises can quickly and efficiently deploy and transform its data centers.
EMC World 2013 Conference
EMC World is a conference for attendees to learn about software-defined storage, applications and databases, backup, recovery and archiving, big data and analytics, business continuity and disaster recovery, cloud computing, IT transformation, mainframe environments, momentum/information intelligence, security and compliance, storage and IT management, storage federation, storage platforms, and virtualization. More information about EMC World is available at http://www.emcworld.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, and potential interoperability qualification of Riverbed products. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 3, 2013. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time.
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