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Riverbed Technology

January 17, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed Receives EMC® E-Lab ™ Qualification for EMC RecoverPoint

Riverbed Solution Helps Customers Accelerate Disaster Recovery and Reduce Costs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2011) -  Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced that the Riverbed® Steelhead® appliance has received EMC® E-Lab™ qualification for EMC RecoverPoint, the leading solution for intelligent network-based data protection and disaster recovery. This qualification will enable Riverbed and EMC customers to build best-of-breed solutions to improve their data protection initiatives. In addition, this relationship signifies the continued commitment by Riverbed and EMC to joint customers in removing huge amounts of repetitive data from the wide area network (WAN) to accelerate DR processes while reducing overall IT costs.

IT organizations at globally connected enterprises are charged with delivering highly efficient and secure IT, while still providing a rich experience to end users at the edge. Riverbed dramatically improves WAN performance for a wide range of applications, and the Riverbed solution scales from individual remote workers to small branch offices to the biggest data centers. Riverbed products provide the most comprehensive approach to application acceleration and disaster recovery across the WAN. Enterprises with strategic data protection initiatives are leveraging Steelhead appliances to accelerate back-up, disaster recovery, replication and storage consolidation processes. In addition, Riverbed is extending its award-winning acceleration and deduplication capabilities to cloud storage with the Whitewater™ appliance, which provides organizations with a fast, secure and cost-efficient method to seamlessly integrate cloud storage into their existing backup infrastructure and disaster recovery strategies, without sacrificing security. Today, more than 8,700 enterprises worldwide, across a wide range of markets, depend on Riverbed for simple, easy to deploy and manage solutions to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure.

EMC RecoverPoint enables enterprises to centralize and simplify their disaster recovery requirements, providing both local continuous data protection (CDP) and continuous remote replication (CRR) to recover from many potential failure scenarios. Combined with the Steelhead appliances, enterprises can improve their recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO) and minimize network costs by overcoming the performance constraints of the WAN, including limited bandwidth, high latency, congestion and packet loss. 

"The Riverbed Steelhead appliances combined with EMC RecoverPoint enables us to simplify our IT infrastructure and reduce our bandwidth costs associated with replicating over our WAN, ensuring that data is protected and business is never interrupted," said George Tilmon, supervisor IT operations at G&T Conveyor Company Inc., the largest privately held turnkey baggage handling systems manufacturer in the United States. "This affords us the ability to improve DR performance while still accelerating file sharing and email to our distributed design teams without purchasing additional bandwidth."

Riverbed has a longstanding relationship with EMC to deliver best-of-breed storage and WAN optimization solutions. Today's announcement adds RecoverPoint to the family of technologies qualified by Riverbed and EMC, including EMC SRDF®/A (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility/Asynchronous) for both Symmetrix VMAX™ and Symmetrix DMX™, EMC MirrorView™/A, EMC Celerra® Replicator and EMC SAN Copy™. Riverbed is also part of the EMC Select Program, which enables EMC to resell Steelhead appliances.

"Riverbed continues to work closely with EMC to ensure organizations are assured more reliable data protection that lowers the costs associated with back-up and replication while helping streamline IT operations," said Venugopal Pai, vice president of alliances at Riverbed. "Qualification of Steelhead appliances with EMC RecoverPoint is an additional advantage for enterprises in overcoming the challenges of data protection throughout the distributed enterprise."

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-Q filed with the SEC on October 28, 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

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