SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

September 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase IT Infrastructure Performance Solutions at Storage Decisions New York

Company to Discuss the Role of WAN Optimization in Accelerating Disaster Recovery and IT Consolidation Initiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced its participation in Storage Decisions New York 2009, taking place September 22-23, 2009 at the Hilton New York in New York City. Storage Decisions brings together top storage industry experts and industry analysts to discuss best practices and paradigms for growth regarding data storage infrastructures, including consolidation, automation, data protection and compliance.

Riverbed® offers a complete WAN optimization solution that accelerates applications and data for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers across wide area networks (WANs), speeding access to applications in some cases by up to 100 times, making the WAN feel more like the LAN. More than 6,500 customers, across a wide range of markets, have implemented Riverbed WAN optimization solutions to dramatically improve employee productivity, cut costs and enable a more agile IT infrastructure. Many of these companies with large data centers and strategic disaster recovery (DR) initiatives are leveraging Riverbed Steelhead® appliances to accelerate disaster recovery processes, in some cases up to 55 times faster.

Recognizing the importance of data protection, DR and business continuity, Riverbed continues to forge key partnerships to better support its customers' data center consolidation efforts and strategic disaster recovery initiatives. Riverbed has obtained EMC qualification for its Steelhead appliances to work with EMC SRDF®/A (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility/Asynchronous). By removing large amounts of duplicate data from the WAN during SRDF/A operations, Steelhead appliances can dramatically reduce bandwidth requirements associated with protecting more data. Riverbed also announced that Hitachi Data Systems has qualified Steelhead appliances for use with both Hitachi TrueCopy® Remote Replication and Hitachi Universal Replicator products, which allow companies to optimize DR processes between data centers while reducing overall IT costs. For more details or a demo, please visit Riverbed at Storage Decisions New York.

Storage Decisions New York 2009 is a leading industry event with a 2-day, 6-track agenda that delves in-depth into strategic planning on both day-to-day storage practices and storage purchases. This conference provides tactical tips on ways to increase productivity -- not just minimize infrastructure -- and how to spend with an eye to the future and not just to help stop the bleeding now. For more information on Storage Decisions New York 2009, please visit:

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 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 30, 2009. 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 infrastructure 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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