Joyent and Riverbed Introduce Alternative to Content Delivery Network: Content Delivery Cloud

September 17th, 2013

New Solution Increases Performance, Decreases Costs, and Enables Content Owners to Regain Control

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) - Joyent Inc., the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, and Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced an alliance to launch the Riverbed® Stingray® & Joyent® Content Delivery Cloud (CDC), a fast and efficient content delivery platform for organizations looking to take back control of their content delivery while saving money. The new offering combines Joyent's public cloud infrastructure and the Riverbed Stingray Application Delivery Controller (ADC) software to improve performance while providing greater flexibility and control to content owners and customers without the need for an expensive, traditional content delivery network (CDN).

Unlike a traditional CDN, which leverages a global network of servers to deliver content for all CDN customers, the Riverbed Stingray & Joyent CDC uses public or private infrastructure to offer a private, CDN-like experience for the delivery of a customer's content. This new solution offers a content owner flexibility and control of content delivery, while providing significant improvements for the end user.

"Building on our partnership with Riverbed, the Riverbed Stingray & Joyent CDC is a prime example of helping customers come up with more cost effective cloud solutions through innovation," said Henry Wasik, chief executive officer, Joyent. "Better performance and lower costs can only come through insight and controls traditional CDN infrastructures can't deliver."

While companies are spending millions of dollars on their incumbent CDN, they often have concerns due to the high overall cost, shared nature of the infrastructure, and lack of controls available to customers. Riverbed and Joyent are working together to drive down these costs by supplementing, and in some cases, replacing these networks. Joyent and Riverbed are delivering the Riverbed Stingray & Joyent CDC with control features such as auto-scaling, content caching, bandwidth management, performance monitoring, and content compression. The Stingray Traffic Manager routes the user request to the most appropriate location based on the parameters set by the application owner such as geographic proximity and required response time. In addition to routing user requests, Stingray's additional capabilities enhance the performance and security of the Riverbed Stingray & Joyent CDC with Stingray Application Firewall for deeper application level threat identification and mitigation and Stingray Aptimizer for end-user content optimization.

"Riverbed and Joyent share a passion of innovation to deliver customers an unparalleled experience," said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of Stingray at Riverbed. "Running the Riverbed Stingray software ADC in the Joyent cloud provides the flexibility and control content owners require. Content demands can vary widely, and now for the first time these peaks and valleys can be addressed in a cost effective way."

The Riverbed Stingray & Joyent CDC delivers numerous benefits over a CDN, including:

Flexibility and Scalability: A highly customizable global infrastructure, rapidly turned on in a matter of minutes and adjusted in real time, delivering a "where you need it, as you need it" services model. With delivery services and capacity on demand, costs are reduced due to a decrease in the amount of bandwidth required to deliver applications and reduce host node capacity requirements.

Centralized Control: Private, custom-built infrastructure centrally administered by the customer organization. Delivering global reach and performance that is typically required for content delivery while the central control offers an easy insertion point for customers to incorporate business policy and SLAs. Operating in the Joyent cloud significantly reduces the number of tools and touch points required to deploy and support the network end-to-end.

Better Security: Retaining visibility and control over the location and security of content, companies know where content is stored and that it will be delivered securely with SSL certificates stored on servers under their control. Content owners also enjoy compliance based security policy protection at the edge through the use of an application-level threat identification and mitigation mechanism such as Stingray Application Firewall available as part of Riverbed image bundles in the Joyent Cloud today.

The Riverbed Stingray & Joyent CDC is available now. For more information visit www.joyent.com/riverbed/cdc

Forward Looking Statements

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 solutions and customer cost savings resulting from implementation of Riverbed 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-K filed with the SEC for the period ended December 31, 2012, and our subsequent quarterly reports 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. 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.

About Riverbed

Riverbed delivers application 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.

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

About Joyent

Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company. The Joyent Cloud is built from the ground up to meet the requirements of today's demanding real-time web and mobile applications. The Joyent Manta Storage Service is the first compute-on-storage innovation that eliminates data movement and enables inexpensive, lightning fast big data analysis in-place, transforming the economics and utility of object storage and real-time big data. For more information visit http://www.joyent.com.  

CONTACT INFORMATION

MEDIA CONTACTS
Jen Holmes
Joyent
415-625-8555
joyent@launchsquad.com

Lori Bertelli
Riverbed Technology
415-486-7909
lori.bertelli@riverbed.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
415-247-6353
renee.lyall@riverbed.com

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