SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

September 28, 2011 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase Hybrid Cloud Performance Solutions at Interop New York 2011

Riverbed Customer and Executives to Address Performance Challenges Surrounding Hybrid Cloud Computing and Network Management; and Discuss the Benefits of Virtual Appliances

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company, today announced its participation at Interop New York taking place October 3 - 7, 2011 in New York, NY. At the conference, Riverbed® (booth #409) will showcase its hybrid cloud performance solutions, which help globally-connected enterprises to consolidate IT infrastructure and reduce costs while increasing employee collaboration and productivity. Riverbed executives and a Riverbed customer will also participate in panel discussions to weigh in on issues that are challenging today's distributed enterprises, including issues relating to hybrid cloud computing and network management.

At the five-day event, industry thought leaders, vendors, and networking and storage professionals join to learn about and discuss the industry's most compelling topics, including virtualization, mobility, cloud computing and data center advances, while at the same time learn how to leverage new technologies to increase productivity and improve collaboration within the enterprise.

Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning wide area network (WAN) optimization, application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery controller (ADC), web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup, archive and disaster recovery. Conference-goers can visit booth #409 to learn about the Riverbed product families.

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.

In addition to visiting the booth, conference-goers can find Riverbed and its customer presenting and participating in panel discussions at the CIO Bootcamp, Enterprise Cloud Summit, and Interop Cloud & Virtualization Conference.

What: "Becoming a Highly Valued CIO: How engaged are you in the business?"
Who: David Goodman, chief technology officer, International Rescue Committee
When: Tuesday, October 4, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Javits Convention Center, CIO Boot Camp, Room 1E12
The International Rescue Committee, a non-profit that focuses on refugee issues, has 10,000 staff members located in over 40 countries throughout the world. In places like Africa, where satellite-based communication is the only way to go, IT was a far from reliable and dependable resource. In order to overcome communication, collaboration and productivity challenges due to low-bandwidth, high-latency environments, CTO David Goodman deployed Riverbed WAN optimization solutions. In this session, David will discuss how WAN optimization has enabled his organization to decrease bandwidth requirements of key applications, reduce WAN costs and increase productivity.

What: Enterprise Cloud Summit: Optimizing Hybrid Cloud Communication
Who: Mark Day, chief scientist, Riverbed
When: Monday, October 3, 3:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Where: Javits Convention Center, Cloud Workshop, Room 1E11
It's unlikely that clouds are an all-or-nothing affair, at least in the short term. Companies will blend on-premise and on-demand clouds into what some call a hybrid model, combining the control of machines you own with the flexibility of those you merely rent. But a distributed architecture has its own problems -- particularly reliability. In this panel, attendees will learn about the challenges of a "stretched cloud" and how technology can help mitigate performance issues when workloads happen at a distance.

What: Interop Cloud & Virtualization Zone: "High Performance for the Hybrid Cloud"
Who: Nik Rouda, director of solutions marketing, Riverbed
When: Wednesday, October 5, 11:25 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Javits Convention Center, Cloud Zone Theater, Booth #900
In this session, Nik will discuss how organizations can optimize data transfer and application performance, discover crucial interdependencies of systems to be migrated, gain clear visibility into network constraints, and enable easy integration of remote IT resources internal or external to the enterprise.

What: Panel Discussion: "Great Debates: Is This the End of Physical Appliances?"
: Mark Day, chief scientist, Riverbed
When: Thursday, October 6, 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Where: Javits Convention Center, Room 1E08
For well over a decade most IT infrastructures have relied on physical appliances, including physical routers, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) and application delivery controllers (ADCs). However, over the last few years, an increasing number of virtualized appliances have entered the marketplace. These appliances have the potential to dramatically lower costs and dramatically increase agility. In this panel session, Mark will participate in a debate on the need for hardware and the environments for which physical appliances are best suited.

What: Panel Discussion: "Network Management: Which Direction to Take?"
Who: Loris Degioanni, senior director of technology, Riverbed
When: Friday, October 7, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Javits Convention Center, Room 1E15
There are many choices facing network managers when choosing tools and techniques for planning and operating today's networks. Best-of-breed or integrated suite? NetFlow or packet monitoring? Local or SaaS? Proactive or reactive? Internal or MSP? And the stakes could not be higher -- networks are returning to prominence as a critical infrastructure, and expectations for reliability and sustained performance are ratcheting upward. In this session, Jim Frey of Enterprise Management Associates will drive a lively session amongst management technology leaders who will look at the pros and cons of some of the major decision points when selecting management approaches and strategies.

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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 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

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