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Ricoh Selects Riverbed SteelStore to Back-Up Data in the Public Cloud for Faster, More Cost-Effective Storage and 90% Reduction in Data Footprint

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Japan) has adopted Riverbed® SteelStore™ cloud storage gateway products to back up data from the company’s mission-critical systems, allowing the company to use the cloud as a cost-effective storage tier. SteelStore improves data backup and recovery performance, and its data de-duplication, compression and encryption features reduce storage costs while maintaining data security in the cloud.

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Ricoh, a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, was faced with the same data storage challenges many companies face today. As data grows, so does the cost of backing it up. Using tape or disk is time-consuming and costly, and disaster recovery (DR) strategies are often not cost-effective or geared for immediate data recovery. Ricoh Management Transformation Division, which manages systems infrastructure for all the companies within the group, wanted a backup system that could provide a return on investment companywide. Cloud storage offered cost-effective backup, greater reliability, and faster recovery, and Ricoh decided to deploy SteelStore to back up mission-critical systems at the corporate office to HP Cloud Object Storage.

Through de-duplication, SteelStore reduced the volume of data needing to be backed up by 90%. With less data traveling over the network, backup time was greatly reduced. The virtual capabilities of SteelStore also reduced total backup costs by letting Ricoh start small to minimize deployment costs; then accelerated backup by moving only the right data at the right time. This flexibility allows companies to get started right away without making major changes to existing backup systems and the way they operate.

Ricoh can use its existing Internet environment without a VPN or other services since SteelStore encrypts data in transit using SSL v3. Data at rest is encrypted using AES 256-bit. Even in the unlikely case of data being decrypted, security is maintained since the data itself is fragmented and de-duplicated, preventing the original data from being reproduced by third parties. This ensures data security and integrity when using the public cloud. Additionally, SteelStore allows Ricoh to instantly restore data in a separate location if the data center is affected by a disaster.

“Moving to cloud storage for data backup and recovery has dramatically reduced costs associated with protecting critical data,” said Toshiyuki Miyakoshi, senior specialist for System Infrastructure Section at the Information Infrastructure Control Department of Ricoh’s Management Transformation Division. “Riverbed SteelStore allows us to leverage the benefits of cloud backup and provides reassurance that data is both backed up and easily accessible.”

Riverbed SteelStore and the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™

Riverbed SteelStore seamlessly integrates cloud storage into a company’s existing infrastructure to streamline data protection and reduce risk while reducing storage and data protection costs by up to 80%. With built-in replication capabilities, SteelStore provides instant data access at a second location while leveraging the industry’s most cost-effective cloud storage. By deploying SteelStore as part of a company’s data protection or archiving strategy, IT teams eliminate the headaches of tape-based systems, improve disaster recovery (DR) readiness and seamlessly integrate the cloud’s high data durability and declining pricing into their infrastructure to deliver increased flexibility and ROI within months. SteelStore was named Product of the Year by Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com in the category for backup hardware.

Riverbed SteelStore is part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing, so that business objectives – not technical constraints – drive how applications and data are delivered.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed at more than $1 billion in annual revenue is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD). The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives. Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees. For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/

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