SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

September 19, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed Customer to Present on the Benefits of WAN Optimization at Storage Decisions New York

Riverbed to Showcase Solutions to Accelerate Disaster Recovery for Enhanced Data Protection, Including Whitewater Cloud Storage Gateway

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that Greg Marron, Global Network/Telecom Architect at global law firm Mayer Brown, will discuss his organization's success using Riverbed® wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions at the upcoming Storage Decisions New York 2011 conference. The conference takes place September 19-20, 2011 at the Hilton New York in New York, and brings together top storage industry experts to discuss best practices for data storage infrastructures, including consolidation, automation, data protection and compliance. Attendees can visit the Riverbed booth (#40) to learn how the company's IT performance solutions enable customers to accelerate disaster recovery (DR) operations, including its Steelhead® family of WAN optimization solutions and its Whitewater cloud storage gateway for data protection.

Conference attendees can also attend the following session to learn how Riverbed customer Mayer Brown is re-architecting its data centers to better serve its global employees in the Americas, Asia and Europe. As part of this initiative, Mayer Brown leveraged Riverbed WAN optimization solutions to accelerate key business applications such as Microsoft Exchange, while utilizing 87.5% less bandwidth. The deployment of Steelhead appliances also accelerated data replication without data loss, and improved the company's recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO), leading to an enhanced data protection strategy. As a result of this Riverbed deployment, Mayer Brown expects to save more than half a million dollars in bandwidth costs per year.

What: Case Study: Achieving Savings While Attaining Real-Time Replication: Mayer Brown's Bold Plan for the Ultimate Global Data Center

Who: Greg Marron, Global Network/Telecom Architect, Mayer Brown

When: Monday, September 19, 2011, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Where: Hilton New York

More than 13,000 organizations worldwide already use Riverbed WAN optimization solutions to accelerate applications and to dramatically reduce bandwidth requirements; many of them have also deployed the solutions to enable faster data protection, thereby reducing their RTOs and RPOs. As replication has emerged as a preferred strategy for more frequent and seamless protection of storage between data centers, many enterprises have deployed Riverbed Steelhead appliances to accelerate DR operations, in some cases up to 55 times, and to reduce WAN bandwidth requirements by up to 95 percent.

For unmatched performance, flexibility and fault tolerance in large data centers and DR environments, organizations have deployed the Steelhead 7050 model appliance that combines bandwidth and TCP session scalability with solid-state drives (SSD) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE). Riverbed also offers innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in public, private and hybrid clouds. For organizations that are challenged by the explosion in data growth in their IT environments, Riverbed Whitewater™ cloud storage gateway solutions deliver data protection with fast, seamless, drop-in access to major public cloud storage providers with LAN (local area network)-like performance, connecting directly to most popular backup tools.

For more information on Storage Decisions NY 2011, please visit: http://storagedecisions.techtarget.com/newyork/index.html.

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-Q filed with the SEC on July 29, 2011. 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 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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