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SAN FRANCISCO—September 18, 2013 — /BackupReview.info/ — Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced it has expanded its Whitewater® cloud storage appliance family with the addition of new hardware models and upgrades to its operating system(OS). The new Riverbed® Whitewater appliances and OS provide more capacity, faster ingest speeds and more replication options. These features and capabilities make the new Whitewater appliances a critical component for enterprises wishing to leverage the economical price and reliability of cloud storage options such as Amazon Glacier.
Enhancements include new Whitewater model appliances with up to triple the cache of previous models and support of up to 14.4 petabytes of logical data. The Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 3.0 also offers new features, including pairwise replication that enable enterprises to replicate to an additional Whitewater appliance at a secondary location. In addition, enterprises can now leverage the 10 gigabit networking interface that dramatically improves ingest performance.
“We needed to replace our tape-based backup with a more efficient and scalable solution that could handle seismic data from our global operations and the new Whitewater cloud storage 3030 model appliance shocked us with really great results,” said Bradley Lauritsen, director of exploration applications, at Apache Corporation, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations globally. “The Whitewater appliance transforms our ability to backup and recover by improving our IT efficiency for protecting seismic data while delivering significant cost savings. We now feel confident that even in locations where connection speeds are slow, we can maintain continuous operations with the new WWOS 3.0.”
Cloud storage has become a more attractive option for backup and archiving as it has become more economical and reliable, with options such as Amazon Glacier, which offers pricing as low as a penny per gigabyte each month and is designed to have average annual durability of 99.999999999% for an archive. In fact, customers that deploy the Whitewater 3030 model appliance can save more than $750,000 over a three year period when backing up to Amazon Glacier. With varying requirements for recovery time objectives (RTO) of certain data sets, the ability to recover certain data sets locally and immediately has also become increasingly important.
“Disk-to-disk backup architectures have become extremely popular in the last few years. Adding the ability to integrate public cloud storage into this architecture offers an immediate return to operations at a disaster recovery site while capturing the cost advantages of very aggressive cloud storage services such as Amazon Glacier,” said Laura DuBois, program vice president, storage at IDC. “Riverbed is focused on helping enterprise customers achieve the immediate recovery they require and helping them reduce operations costs by riding the curve of rapidly decreasing cloud storage price points.”
Pairwise Replication and Pinning for Faster Recovery Options
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Faster Ingest Speeds and 10 Gigabit Networking Interface Support
“As public cloud storage costs continue to fall, customers are looking to move new and larger data sets into the cloud. Our new generation of Whitewater cloud storage appliances expands scalability and performance to meet customer requirements,” said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery Business Unit at Riverbed. “In addition to helping customers ingest, protect and store more data, the new WWOS 3.0 features, such as replication, improve customers’ disaster recovery initiatives by offering immediate recovery at a disaster recovery location should their primary system suffer a significant outage. These capabilities greatly expand the number of organizations that can implement cloud storage while tailoring RTO to their unique requirements.”
Whitewater is a purpose built storage appliance, optimized for data protection and archiving, that helps seamlessly integrate organizations’ cloud storage infrastructures to deliver instant recovery, end to end security, and the industry’s most cost-effective storage for backup and archive data. Leveraging the cloud as a safe, secure site for data storage, Whitewater appliances streamline IT management and allow organizations to pay only for what they use, eliminating constant hardware refreshes and large capital outlays.
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