SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

August 30, 2011 19:30 ET

Riverbed to Join Teradici Network Solutions Partner Program as Charter Member

Developer of PCoIP Protocol Joins Riverbed Technology Alliances Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Today at VMworld® 2011, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, announced its plan to partner with Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization. Riverbed® would be the first company to join the newly launched Teradici Network Solutions Partner Program. Through its intended partnership, customers will be able to better address IT infrastructure performance, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for VMware View™ environments.

Teradici has also become an Elite level member of the Riverbed Technology Alliances (RTA) Partner Program. The RTA program is made up of a select group of technology companies who share a common vision of accelerating data and application performance, and delivering significant savings as customers increasingly use wide area networks (WANs) to enable globally distributed workforces. As partners, the two companies will work closely to provide an unparalleled performance experience for desktop users.

VMware View with PCoIP® is designed to provide customers with the ability to deliver an uncompromised remote desktop experience over existing standard local area networks (LANs) and WANs. In instances where the WAN has too little bandwidth or too much latency to smoothly deliver virtual services, the Riverbed WAN optimization solutions can provide significant performance improvements for those VMware View users. Extensive testing has shown that Riverbed WAN optimization improves performance by reducing bandwidth utilization for desktop virtualization, often by 50% to 90%. In addition, response time for administrative activities such as login to a virtual environment can be improved up to 5X.

"We launched our Network Solutions Partner Program so that we can work closely with best of breed solution providers on addressing the key challenges faced by companies as they become increasingly distributed," said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, product management and systems engineering, Teradici. "By launching a partner program, we are enforcing our commitment to delivering market leading, high performance virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for VMware View environments."

"We aim to partner with companies that align with our vision to solve the industry's most complex application, network and storage challenges," said Venugopal Pai, vice president of global alliances at Riverbed. "A partnership between the two companies will be a perfect match to further enhance a global organization's ability to develop a high-performance IT infrastructure. We look forward to building a long-term, strategic relationship with Teradici that benefit global enterprises."

"Organizations are supporting an increasing number of end users with rich multimedia, including streaming videos, high-resolution graphics, high-definition audio and support for multiple monitors over the WAN. Through our partnerships with Teradici and Riverbed, we help customers streamline desktop and application management while reducing desktop TCO, improving security and enhancing the experience, flexibility and productivity for end users located all around the world," said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. "This partnership will be focused on delivering the best experience across all distances for the ultimate in employee productivity."

More than 13,000 organizations worldwide, across a wide range of markets, depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Riverbed delivers hardware, software and virtualized solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. Virtualization, consolidation and cloud computing promise huge cost savings and improved efficiencies, but as users move farther from their data, slow applications and file transfers can stall these strategic initiatives. Riverbed delivers to the remote office and mobile workers the same "local area network (LAN)-like" performance, no matter where the private data center or public cloud may be. Riverbed continues building on its success in the wide area network (WAN) optimization, application-aware network performance management (NPM) and data protection markets with new and innovative solutions for accelerating cloud storage and access to applications and data deployed in public, private and hybrid clouds.

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 grow market share, meet the needs of distributed organizations, and deliver anticipated joint solutions. 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, 2011. 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 delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.

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