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February 11, 2014 08:31 ET

Riverbed Named to CRN Datacenter 100, One of Top Vendors That Power, Support and Protect Today's Datacenters

Riverbed Honored in the "Infrastructure" Category for Its Unique Ability to Detect and Fix Application and Data Delivery Performance Issues Before an End User Even Notices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - Riverbed® Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that it has been recognized in the infrastructure category of the CRN Datacenter 100, a prestigious ranking featuring technology vendors whose solutions are vital for powering today's datacenter. CRN developed the annual list to help solution providers navigate the marketplace and identify the top companies and technologies across the datacenter to best meet their needs as they build solutions for their customers.

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"We are proud to be recognized in the CRN Datacenter 100 list for enabling organizations to embrace location-independent computing, turning distance and location into a competitive advantage by giving companies the flexibility to host apps and data in the most optimal locations that the business demands," said Keith Hoskison, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels and Strategic Account Programs at Riverbed. "Through the Riverbed Application Performance Platform™, and our network of 2,200 partners, we are making it easier and faster for customers to put the benefits of location-independent computing to work, from the datacenter to the branch office to your home office."

Riverbed made the list because of the strategic value it offers to customers across its entire Application Performance Platform. During the last four years, Riverbed had expanded beyond its original WAN optimization solution, Riverbed® Steelhead® -- which has been the leading WAN Optimization product for 10 years with more than 50% market share -- to now offer a complete set of integrated application and data delivery solutions that uniquely allow Riverbed to detect and fix application and data delivery performance problems across an entire distributed enterprise before an end user even notices. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform gives companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running their business and maximize employee productivity.

"The CRN Datacenter 100 list recognizes vendors such as Riverbed that embrace innovation, efficiency and sustainability, to bring the datacenter to the next level," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "These dynamic companies are led by forward-thinking executives who understand today's datacenter environment. We applaud their success and look forward to their continued contributions to this industry."

Identified by the editorial staff, the vendors featured on this list power, support and protect today's data center services from data backup tools to virtual data center solutions and cloud hosting services, while boosting efficiency and productivity. The list honors vendors in five different data center technology categories: Infrastructure, Tools, Virtualization, Service Providers, and Designers and Builders.

Coverage of the CRN Datacenter 100 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.

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About Riverbed
Riverbed at more than $1 billion in annual revenue is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed's 25,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions to the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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