SOURCE: Riverbed


February 19, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed Showcases Award-Winning WAN Optimization Appliances at VMworld Europe 2009

Customer Lantmannen Shares Real-World Experience With Riverbed WAN Optimization Deployment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced its participation at VMworld Europe 2009, taking place February 24-26 at The Palais des Festivals in Cannes. In addition, Riverbed® customer Lantmannen, one of the largest groups in the food, energy and agricultural industries in the Nordic region, will share its real-world experience of its WAN optimization implementation to drastically reduce IT infrastructure costs by eliminating latency and bandwidth issues while delivering LAN-like performance to remote users.

Who:        Dennis Jansson, CSO and Network Manager, Lantmannen

When:       Tue 24th Feb - 15:15

Where:      Room: Auditorium I
            The Palais des Festivals, Cannes

What:       VMware ESX Plus WAN Optimization: How Lantmannen Will
            Save USD 17M in Data Center Costs and Help Protect the

Now in its second year, VMworld Europe sets the virtualization agenda, inspiring all IT professionals looking for actionable ideas, innovative products and best practices for virtualizing the enterprise.

At its booth (# 87), Riverbed will demonstrate how its award-winning WAN optimization solutions, in conjunction with VMware solutions, enable organizations to overcome IT consolidation and disaster recovery (DR) challenges. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions and VMware Infrastructure provide the ability to simplify server management through virtualization, and at the same time accelerate the replication, recovery, and rollout of servers. The combined solution enables any enterprise to implement an easy-to-manage, robust DR system that simultaneously improves recoverability while controlling the costs of the physical infrastructure that DR requires.

Steelhead Products

Riverbed WAN optimization 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 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, 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 30, 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 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

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, and the Riverbed logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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