SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

October 07, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase IT Infrastructure Performance Solutions at Storage Networking World Fall

Company Executive and Customer to Present the Cost-Cutting, Performance and Security Benefits of Adding WAN Optimization Technology to Business Continuity Efforts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced that it will be participating at Computerworld Storage Networking World Fall, taking place October 12-15 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. Storage Networking World is the world's largest and foremost storage networking event where IT management and professionals learn, network, and maximize their company's storage capabilities. At the conference, Riverbed® customer Lathrop & Gage and Riverbed technical director Josh Tseng will each present on the vital role WAN optimization plays when executing IT consolidation and virtualization initiatives for a more efficient IT infrastructure.

Riverbed offers a complete WAN optimization solution that accelerates applications and data for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers across WANs, accelerating access to applications and data in some cases up to 100 times faster. Riverbed Steelhead appliances can remove large amounts of repetitive data from the WAN, dramatically reducing bandwidth requirements typically associated with protecting more data. The result, faster replication while utilizing less WAN bandwidth, means that disaster recovery capabilities are enhanced.

At Storage Networking World Fall 2009, attendees will learn about the impact Riverbed WAN optimization can have on disaster recovery initiatives by visiting booth #1000. Conference-goers can also attend the following sessions:

Who:    Ben Weinberger, CIO, Lathrop & Gage
When:   Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
        4:00-4:45 p.m.
Where:  JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona
What:   Simplifying and Improving Data Protection and Management

Lathrop & Gage, a large, full-service law firm with more than 600 employees dispersed across 11 offices throughout the United States, put aggressive measures in place to protect data and improve the efficiency of its backup and recovery processes. Mr. Weinberger will provide insight on how Lathrop & Gage completely redesigned its infrastructure and data protection plans by leveraging a combination of consolidation, centralization, virtualization and WAN optimization technologies.

Who:    Josh Tseng, Technical Director in the Office of the CTO, Riverbed
When:   Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
        4:00-4:45 p.m.
Where:  JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona
What:   WAN Optimization and Thin Client: Complementary or Competitive
        Application Delivery Methods?

A common aim of WAN optimization and thin client technologies is to consolidate servers and storage into the data center. But that is where their commonality ends. Numerous prognosticators in the past have proclaimed the inevitable supremacy of thin client network computing approaches, and the eventual demise of client-server computing as we know it.

How do emerging WAN optimization solutions impact these grand visions? What applications lend themselves well to thin client technology? What applications work best with WAN optimization approaches? Are there environments where these two approaches are complementary?

--  Understand the challenges behind traditional client-server computing
    approaches that are augmented through WAN optimization, and the alternative
    thin client application delivery method.
--  Discover how WAN optimization can benefit thin client network traffic
    in specific environments.
--  Determine how each application delivery method can benefit your
    enterprise infrastructure.

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 or cost-cutting 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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