SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

August 27, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase IT Infrastructure Performance Solutions at VMworld 2009

Virtualized Platform Allows Enterprises to Consolidate Branch Office IT Infrastructure Without Compromising Performance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced its participation at VMworld 2009, taking place Aug. 31 - Sept. 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Now in its sixth year, VMworld is the leading virtualization event for IT professionals to discover how virtualization is revolutionizing the next generation of computing -- providing even more efficiency and flexibility at a time when both are critical to the future of IT. At the conference, Riverbed® (booth #1332) will showcase the capabilities of its WAN optimization solutions, including the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP), a virtualized partition within the Riverbed Steelhead® appliance that allows organizations to consolidate their branch office IT infrastructure without impacting employee productivity.

Riverbed Steelhead appliances accelerate 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. Steelhead appliances enable enterprises to efficiently collaborate across VMware environments, while at the same time centralizing and consolidating IT resources -- all without sacrificing application performance. Joint Riverbed and VMware customers can more efficiently replicate VMware environments to set up remote and branch offices backed by disaster recovery, all while experiencing performance improvements of up to 55x.

With the RSP -- the Steelhead appliances running on the VMware platform -- enterprises can further consolidate IT infrastructure by running up to five remote office virtual edge services, without the need for separate dedicated servers. This approach allows enterprises to improve asset utilization, operational efficiency and business agility, while ensuring end-user satisfaction. Services currently available for deployment on the RSP include streaming media, print services, network management sensors, unified threat management/web proxy services and DNS/DHCP/IPAM.

To learn more about Riverbed WAN optimization solutions, conference-goers can visit Riverbed on the VMware 2009 show floor.

What:  Riverbed exhibiting in the Solutions Exchange at VMworld 2009
When:  Tuesday, Sept. 1, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m.
       Wednesday, Sept. 2, 10:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
       Thursday, Sept. 3, 10:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
       Booth #1332

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 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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