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CommVault and Riverbed team to speed data performance in the enterprise

  • 10 October, 2007 11:39

<p>Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS), and CommVault® (NASDAQ: CVLT) announced today that the two companies have teamed to provide customers with solutions to accelerate enterprise data performance.</p>
<p>The combination of CommVault’s SimpanaTM suite of enterprise data and information management software and Riverbed’s wide-area data services (WDS) solutions gives companies of all sizes near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) capabilities to reliably, cost-effectively and securely protect remote office data.</p>
<p>Zycko, which distributes both Riverbed® and CommVault products, is a firm believer in implementing the technology best practices that they preach to their customers. As a Riverbed/CommVault user, Zycko utilises the joint solution to optimise its own inter-site network activity, enabling a centralised application strategy and delivering continuous data protection.</p>
<p>“We use Riverbed in conjunction with CommVault to deliver our own centralised backup strategy, in which Riverbed and CommVault provide a comprehensive data protection solution,” said David Galton-Fenzi, group sales director at Zycko. “Deploying Riverbed and CommVault significantly accelerates our data backup, decreasing the window from 39 hours down to eight hours for a full backup and as low as four hours for an incremental backup. This enables a far more efficient strategy for us, where we can complete full backups each night, rather than having a single backup take more than one and a half days. Now, using CommVault and Riverbed, our centralised backup strategy is a reality.”</p>
<p>Arun Taneja, principal at the Taneja Group, had this to say about the combined solution of Riverbed and CommVault: “Continuous data protection and the elimination of tapes from remote sites are a must-have for any organisation that relies on information for daily operations. Together, CommVault and Riverbed deliver a solution that can ensure the integrity of data, while reducing costs and management overhead.”</p>
<p>By providing a single, simple way to manage file system data and storage wherever it resides, CommVault Simpana software provides high performance data protection, availability and accessibility in the most popular computing environments. Riverbed’s Steelhead® WDS appliances speed the performance of applications between distributed sites by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, enabling organisations to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote locations.</p>
<p>“CommVault and Riverbed offer customers complementary solutions that enable more efficient management of data and optimised storage utilisation,” said Eric Rice, senior director, strategic alliances, CommVault. “CommVault provides the data protection, archiving and search capabilities customers need to protect and discover mission critical data, while Riverbed speeds the movement and storage of this data. Together, CommVault and Riverbed are better able to meet customers’ operational needs with a single storage solution that improves overall data management efficiency.”</p>
<p>The combination of the speed delivered by Riverbed’s WDS solutions and the availability, simplicity and cost-effectiveness of CommVault’s Simpana software suite enables organisations with distributed locations to ensure high performance protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. CommVault enables fast and efficient disk-to-disk backup and when combined with Riverbed’s Steelhead appliances, the performance improvement of backups can be further reduced by approximately four to 34 times, enabling customers to reduce the time to replicate data and backups from hours to minutes and minutes to seconds. In addition, the Steelhead appliances reduce any CommVault disk-to-disk backup data moved over the network by up to 88 percent, allowing organisations to more effectively leverage their existing bandwidth and avoid costly network upgrades.</p>
<p>“Highly efficient and effective backup and recovery of data is a must-have for organisations of all sizes,” said Venugopal Pai, senior director, alliances at Riverbed. “As a leading provider of data management solutions, CommVault is ideally suited to meeting the needs of these companies. Working together, we are able to improve the performance of critical backup and recovery systems by maximising existing infrastructure.”</p>
<p>Participating in the Riverbed Technology Alliance, CommVault and Riverbed have teamed to deliver joint solutions though co-marketing and sales programs. Riverbed is already a member in CommVault’s PartnerAdvantage™ program, and as a Strategic Partner, Riverbed also gains access to CommVault’s technical, marketing and sales forces to deliver enterprise customers joint data protection and management solutions.</p>
<p>About the Riverbed Technology Alliance</p>
<p>The RTA is composed of member companies whose solutions benefit from the optimisations provided by Riverbed’s Steelhead wide-area data services (WDS) products. The RTA enables members to broadly leverage a relationship with the company by marketing a Riverbed-enhanced solution to their customer bases. Through this program, partners are able to offer a solution that integrates WDS technology, and differentiates their offering from competitors.</p>
<p>About Riverbed</p>
<p>Riverbed Technology is the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (Nasdaq: RVBD) is available at</p>
<p>About CommVault®</p>
<p>A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information ManagementTM solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault’s exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault’s SimpanaTM software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at CommVault’s corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States. (cvlt-pt)</p>
<p>Forward Looking Statements</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed’s and CommVault’s products and services, and statements relating to the companies’ ability to meet the needs of distributed organisations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialise 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 respective businesses 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 our respective businesses are set forth in our most recent Forms 10-K or 10-Q filed with the SEC. 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. The use of the words “our”, “we” and “us” in this Forward Looking Statements paragraph refers to both Riverbed and CommVault. 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 and CommVault reserve the right to modify future product plans at any time.</p>
<p>CommVault, the “CV” logo, CommVault Systems, Solving Forward, SIM, Singular Information Management, and Simpana, are trademarks or registered trademarks of CommVault Systems, Inc. Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, and the Riverbed logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.</p>

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