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SAN FRANCISCO—June 28, 2012— Lighthouse serves more than 100 corporations, law firms and government agencies nationally with a full spectrum of litigation support solutions. In order to stay on the leading edge of technology, Lighthouse began looking at cloud storage as an option to improve its DR strategy. Lighthouse decided to move its backup data to the Amazon Simple Storage Service cloud storage but realized it needed a fast, secure and reliable way to move data in and out of the cloud. The company chose to deploy Whitewater gateways.
"While cloud storage was an attractive option for us due to its immediate availability, Riverbed was a critical component of making DR in the cloud a reality. We were able to configure the Whitewater gateway in about an hour without having to replace our existing backup tool, Symantec Backup Exec," said Marc Larkin, System Administrator at Lighthouse. "Our data protection strategy is much more reliable than with tape and our backups feel local!"
The Whitewater gateway deduplicates, compresses, and encrypts backup data sets and stores them in a local intelligent cache before securely transferring backup data to cloud storage environments. "The Whitewater gateway deployment reduced our cloud storage requirements by 12.26x, which means we are sending a smaller data set to the Amazon cloud. This translates to lower cloud storage fees and more frequent backups. Most importantly, it means faster recoveries," added Larkin.
"If we were still using a tape-based backup, data recovery would be a long, tedious process, but with the Riverbed solution, we can complete a full recovery in less than two hours. We are very impressed!" said Stuart Tull, Director of Information Technology at Lighthouse. "Our cloud storage-based data protection is greatly enhanced with the Whitewater gateway at a significantly lower price than the continuing cost of replacing tape as well as ongoing and time consuming maintenance."
The IT team now spends an average of seven hours less each week on managing the backup process. "For a lean IT group like ours, it's a huge deal!" concluded Tull.This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements regarding performance results of Riverbed's solutions that may suggest likely or certain outcomes, and statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations. 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 April 30, 2012. 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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