April 05, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO , CA., April 5, 2011 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced an expansion of its ecosystem for the Riverbed Whitewater family of cloud storage accelerator products. Working with cloud storage and backup solution providers, Riverbed is helping customers speed backup and select archive workloads into public cloud environments, and reduce costs without changes to their existing backup infrastructure. Whitewater supports a broad and growing array of cloud storage and backup solution providers, offering customers unprecedented choice and flexibility. Nirvanix, a leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services, joins an already robust list of cloud storage solutions supported by Whitewater. Also, with the addition of EMC NetWorker, Quest vRanger, and CA ARCserve Backup, Whitewater now supports additional major backup tool solutions.
With Whitewater, organizations have a fast, secure and cost-efficient solution to seamlessly offsite data to cloud storage environments. Whitewater connects directly to existing backup tools and cloud service provider application programming interfaces (APIs). It securely accelerates backup and recovery operations, deduplicates and compresses data to reduce storage costs in the cloud and installs quickly without requiring changes to the existing backup infrastructure. The broad ecosystem for Whitewater enables organizations to flexibly transition between major cloud storage providers, should requirements change.
"Regardless of the cloud storage provider or backup tool used by an organization, Whitewater integrates seamlessly to augment the existing infrastructure with cloud storage. With the added support of Nirvanix for cloud storage services, and backup software solutions EMC Networker, Quest vRanger and CA ARCserve Backup, we continue to provide our customers with maximum choice and flexibility to choose interoperable cloud storage solutions that best meet their requirements for faster and more reliable DR operations," said Apurva Davé, vice president of product marketing at Riverbed. "Riverbed works closely with each cloud storage and backup solution providers to ensure customers can confidently move to cloud storage to enhance their data protection strategies without changes to their existing backup software or processes."
Freedom to Choose From Multiple Cloud Vendors in More Regions
By providing support for various cloud storage providers in more regions, Whitewater offers enterprises the flexibility to choose the cloud storage solution that best meets their requirements for DR, data storage location, service level agreements and cost. Nirvanix adds its enterprise-class storage services to a broad list of cloud storage solutions that support Whitewater, including EMC® Atmos® and Amazon S3. With the addition of the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network™ (SDN), Whitewater customers can now connect to Nirvanix SDN and use their locally accessible cloud storage in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and Switzerland.
The SDN, Nirvanix's enterprise-class public cloud storage solution, enables unlimited uploads and downloads of massive content files for one flat monthly rate. It is comprised of a cluster of 7 carrier-class data centers -- a global grid of interconnected nodes that cross-communicate with each other at all times. Customers can use Nirvanix policy-based geo-replication to specify exactly where data should be stored or replicated, placing data closest to the user for optimal performance and creating multiple copies for enhanced availability. The combination of the Nirvanix SDN and Whitewater delivers a secure and reliable backup target, providing customers replication with high availability and fast global access. Backup targets can be sized up or down on demand, capacity-optimized and accelerated, and customers pay for only what they use --significantly reducing costs and eliminating the need for expensive remote disaster recovery hardware.
"Working closely with Riverbed enables Nirvanix to further simplify storage management for organizations and securely enable faster access to data in the cloud in a cost-efficient manner," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO at Nirvanix. "When Whitewater and the Nirvanix SDN are deployed together, customers can strengthen and advance their data protection solutions while complying with the most stringent data retention policies. Customers no longer need to be concerned about the performance, complexity, manageability or costs associated with off-site tape storage."
Ease and Flexibility When Addressing Cloud Storage
Whitewater now supports major backup tool solutions including IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Symantec's NetBackup and Backup Exec and now, with the added support for EMC NetWorker, Quest vRanger, and CA ARCserve Backup, Whitewater supports nearly three quarters of the worldwide backup market based on 2010 market share(1). With Whitewater, backup applications integrate seamlessly with public cloud storage, ensuring that enterprises can utilize public cloud storage without having to make any changes to their fine-tuned backup software and processes. Whitewater simply acts as a target for an organization's current backup software, requiring no expensive integration or complex configuration. Organizations get the flexibility to use multiple backup software tools, or switch between tools at any point in the future for secure and accelerated DR in the cloud. Customers can set up Whitewater and move data to the cloud in less than an hour, providing a fast return on their investment.
"CA Technologies is constantly looking for ways to make data protection easier, faster, more economical and more reliable for our customers," said Steve Fairbanks, vice president of product management for Data Management at CA Technologies. "That is why CA ARCserve has been an industry leader in backup for years -- and why we are working with Riverbed to help customers and MSP partners capitalize on the agility of the cloud for backup storage and archiving."
"VRanger Pro provides customers with an integrated backup and replication solution for data protection in VMware environments," said John Maxwell, vice president for data protection products at Quest Software. "The combination of VRanger Pro with Whitewater provides our customers with a secure, flexible and easy-to-use cloud storage platform with seamless integration, enabling them to more quickly and easily back up and recover virtual data and files, so they can save time, money and ultimately get greater value from their investment."
Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.
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