SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

April 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Accelerate '10: The Riverbed Performance Summit

Mark Your Calendars: Registration Is Open for U.S. and Europe Events

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) -  Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that it will host its customers and partners, as well as industry thought leaders, at Accelerate '10, The Riverbed® Performance Summit, taking place in both North America and Europe. Accelerate '10 is the premier global gathering of leading business and technology executives seeking to build high-performance IT environments.

At Accelerate '10, Riverbed customers, partners and industry influencers will explore the technical and business challenges that regional and global organizations face as users move further from their data. Trends such as cloud computing, virtualization, and IT consolidation rely on the network as a key enabler, but performance over the wide area network (WAN) often stalls these strategic initiatives. At Accelerate '10, Riverbed and its partners will discuss high-performance solutions that overcome these barriers and allow organizations to both improve business performance and the ROI of their IT infrastructure. Registration for both conferences is currently open.

Attendees of Accelerate '10 will experience firsthand what makes Riverbed and its solution eco-system so revolutionary, by interacting with leading technology experts in enterprise IT, gaining key competitive insight from Riverbed executives, and discovering what's new from Riverbed partners. To obtain a comprehensive view on the advantages Accelerate '10 can provide growing enterprises, from saving money to obtaining an informed view on where WAN optimization is headed, view the Top Ten Reasons to Attend.

At this year's conference, Riverbed will also host a cloud performance track to help attendees understand the potential that cloud computing holds and how Riverbed and its partners are breaking down the barriers to cloud computing. The conference schedule also provides many opportunities for networking and relationship-building with like professionals during lunches, dinners, receptions and breaks.

"This year's Accelerate Summit includes a comprehensive program that explores IT performance solutions and the benefits they provide in overcoming today's productivity challenges. This gathering is an opportunity for our customers and partners to join together and discuss methods for solving the challenges faced by distributed workforces, how they are using Riverbed solutions to solve these challenges, and what solutions they plan to use in the future," said Eric Wolford, senior vice president of marketing and business development, Riverbed. "As our customer base moves forward with the industry in implementing virtualization initiatives and adopting cloud computing strategies, our goal is to continue our open dialogue so that our solutions support their IT initiatives and we provide them with resources that make the process easier."

Accelerate 2010: The Riverbed Performance Summit -- North America

When:    May 19 - 21, 2010

Where:    Caesars Palace
                Las Vegas, NV

What: Accelerate North America agenda highlights include:

  • Visionary Keynote with Technology Forecaster Paul Saffo
  • Featured Gartner Analyst Keynote with Joe Skorupa
  • Riverbed Partner Expo
  • RCSA / RCSP Certification training and testing
  • Deep-dive technical tracks
  • Hands-on labs
  • Riverbed product roadmap

How To Register: http://www.riverbed.com/accelerate/lasvegas/

Accelerate 2010: The Riverbed Performance Summit -- Europe

When:    June 8 - 10, 2010

Where:    Athens Hilton
               Athens, Greece

What: Accelerate Europe agenda highlights include:

  • Visionary Keynote with Lord Sebastien Coe
  • Featured Gartner Analyst Keynote with Joe Skorupa
  • Riverbed Partner Expo
  • RCSA Certification training and testing
  • Deep-dive technical tracks
  • Hands-on labs
  • Riverbed product roadmap

How to Register: http://www.riverbed.com/accelerate/athens/

For more information on The Riverbed Performance Summit, please visit: http://www.accelerate2010.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, 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 on February 12, 2010. 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 Technology is the IT performance company. The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility -- all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, Think Fast, the Riverbed logo, Mazu, Profiler and Cascade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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