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Riverbed Technology

June 03, 2013 11:30 ET

Riverbed Announces Virtual Performance Solutions Support on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2012 Environments

Riverbed Strengthens Strategic Alliance With Microsoft to Help Customers Reduce Costs and Improve Application Performance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced Riverbed® Stingray® Traffic Manager application delivery controller (ADC) software and Virtual Steelhead® wide area network (WAN) optimization appliances support on Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and the cost-free Hyper-V Server 2012. Through their ongoing strategic relationship, Riverbed and Microsoft help organizations consolidate the branch office and the data center to improve agility and business continuity, reduce costs, and simplify operations.

Hyper-V Virtualization helps ensure that virtualization infrastructure can support the configuration of large, high-performance virtual machines for sustaining workloads that need to scale significantly. The Riverbed performance platform, including the ADC and WAN optimization product families, helps organizations improve application performance across virtualized environments, from the data center to the branch. In addition, Riverbed helps deliver this data efficiently over networks to ensure network and application availability, performance, and security.

"Windows Server 2012 introduced leading-edge virtualization capabilities with Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server. Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager and Virtual Steelhead appliances provide performance optimization in branch offices and data centers, including the largest and most complex Hyper-V virtualized environments," said Mike Schutz, general manager, Server and Tools Marketing, at Microsoft.

Gain Greater Control and Optimization in Hyper-V Environments
The Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager is a full-featured software ADC. With this announcement, organizations now have the ability to deploy Stingray Traffic Manager in any virtualized data center or cloud environment using Hyper-V. This allows them to take advantage of Stingray Traffic Manager's advanced Layer 7 application services to increase server efficiency, boost the throughput of application servers, and reduce response times through dynamic caching and global load balancing.

Accelerate Applications in Microsoft Hyper-V Environments
Organizations that deploy Riverbed Virtual Steelhead appliances will be able to accelerate applications and data transfers in Hyper-V environments without having to purchase, setup, provision, and maintain multiple physical servers in branch offices. By leveraging virtualization, organizations can significantly increase flexibility and agility while reducing labor costs. Built on the same Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®) technology that powers physical Steelhead appliances, Virtual Steelhead appliances deliver market-leading WAN optimization features and value, including specific application acceleration for Microsoft applications. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions are designed to work within and across cloud, physical and virtual environments, providing an optimal solution to make movement of data and workloads over long distances feasible, while reducing bandwidth utilization by up to 98 percent and speeding applications by up to 100 times for branch and remote workers.

"This continuing alliance couples two global leaders in delivering integrated enterprise solutions for the mutual benefit of our customers," said Venugopal Pai, vice president, global alliances, at Riverbed. "Working hand-in-hand over the years, we have helped customers maximize the value of enterprise solutions in several key technology areas. Our customers are able to increase IT efficiency, improve application performance, and enjoy cost savings in a variety of Microsoft cloud, physical, and virtual deployments that now includes Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and Hyper V Server 2012."

Stingray Traffic Manager software with support for Hyper-V 2012 is now generally available. Virtual Steelhead with support for Hyper-V 2012 is expected to be generally available in Q2 2013.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services and the potential availability of products that have not yet been released. 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-Q filed with the SEC on May 3, 2013. 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.

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