|[July 09, 2014]
Ricoh Selects Riverbed SteelStore to Back-Up Data in the Public Cloud for Faster, More Cost-Effective Storage and 90% Reduction in Data Footprint
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Riverbed (News - Alert) 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
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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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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