SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

October 13, 2008 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase WAN Optimization Solutions and Technology Vision at Storage Networking World Fall 2008

International Gaming Publisher Shares How Wide-Area Data Services Dramatically Impacted the Company's Business by Significantly Improving Time to Market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced its participation at Storage Networking World Fall 2008 taking place October 13 - 16, 2008 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas. 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 Riverbed® booth (#607), the company will demonstrate its award-winning WDS solutions. In addition, Riverbed customer Activision Publishing, Inc. will share its real-world experience of how its implementation of Riverbed WDS supported Activision's goal of improving its product time to market.

Riverbed offers a complete WDS solution that accelerates applications and data for remote offices, data centers, and mobile workers across wide area networks (WANs), accelerating access to applications and data up to 100 times faster. The speed delivered by Riverbed WDS solutions allows organizations to be more nimble, flexible and competitive by enabling IT consolidation without sacrificing user performance, allowing higher productivity for remote offices, eliminating end user frustration caused by slow applications, dramatically shortening backup and replication times, reducing traffic on WANs, and even enabling significant improvements in mobile worker productivity.

Over 4,500 customers, over a wide range of markets, have implemented Riverbed WDS across their geographically dispersed organizations. Activision Publishing, Inc., a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, will discuss its experience with WDS at Storage Networking World Fall 2008.

Who:    Thomas Fenady, Senior Director, Information Technology, Activision
        Publishing, Inc.

When:   Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
        9:25 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Where:  The Gaylord Texan
        Dallas, Texas

What:   Case Study: Activision's Global Replication Strategy Speeds Games
        to Market

        In the games business, time to market is everything. That's why
        in many of its 32 global offices, including development studios,
        QA facilities, and DR and headquarters sites, Activision has
        deployed snapshot, replication and WDS technologies. Activision's
        compiled source code files are huge: 8 to 12 Megabytes. Game
        builds, 3D images, static images, and sound files all traverse the
        global WAN to bring a game to market. How is Activision slashing
        replication times, fully utilizing bandwidth and reducing transfer
        times of 12-Gigabyte game build files from five hours to 30

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will be able to:

--  Evaluate how latency truly affects TCP performance:  TCP optimization
    is key.  Activision now achieves 45 Megabytes of throughput versus 5 - 8
    Megabytes of throughput to Europe over its 45 Megabyte links
--  Assess how WDS has dramatically impacted Activision's business by
    significantly improving time to market
--  Analyze why manually tweaking the hosts to optimize TCP stacks does
    not improve WAN performance

Attendees can learn more about WDS solutions and the Riverbed vision at Storage Networking World. Riverbed recently announced its vision for the optimization of data that would enable organizations to streamline the manipulation, movement and storage of information. With Riverbed as the core enabling optimization technology, data inefficiencies and bottlenecks would be removed throughout the enterprise. Technology infrastructure and applications would finally support the demands of the more distributed and collaborative 21st century workplace. Riverbed intends to build on its record of execution with WAN optimization and extend its core technology to data center storage and server infrastructure with its new product, the Atlas appliance, expected to be launched in the first half of 2009.

Who:    Riverbed Technology

What:   Exhibiting at Storage Networking World Fall 2008

When:   October 13 - 16, 2008

Where:  The Gaylord Texan
        Dallas, Texas
        Booth #607

Steelhead Products

Riverbed WDS solutions enable organizations of all sizes to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centers, remote offices and mobile workers by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, the Riverbed award-winning Steelhead® WDS products enable companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improve staff productivity and collaboration. Steelhead products have been deployed in organizations ranging from the world's largest corporations with offices around the globe to small companies with a couple of sites that are just miles apart. To learn more, view Riverbed's demo:

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations, and statements relating to Riverbed's plans regarding future storage and related products. 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, 2008. 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 technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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