SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

June 12, 2009 09:00 ET

Riverbed to Showcase IT Performance Solutions at HP Technology Forum

Riverbed to Discuss IT Consolidation and Cost-Cutting With WAN Optimization

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced that it will showcase its award-winning WAN optimization solutions at the HP Technology Forum & Expo 2009 taking place June 15 - 18 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The HP Technology Forum & Expo is the largest event for IT professionals using HP technologies. Customers and partners from around the world gather for learning in key technology areas and an in-depth look at the newest IT solutions and emerging technologies.

HP and Riverbed® have come together to deliver solutions for the enterprise that overcome the application performance problems that often stall IT consolidation projects. Combining HP's suite of industry-leading technology solutions with Riverbed WAN optimization products, customers can leverage two industry leaders to develop their IT consolidation strategy. HP recently selected Riverbed as the only WAN Optimization vendor to be invited into the HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (HP ProCurve ONE), a new multi-vendor alliance program. As part of this relationship, Riverbed will enable its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®), which powers its Steelhead® product family, to run on the HP ProCurve ONE Services zl module, a blade for the HP ProCurve Switch 5400zl and 8200zl series that consolidates partner applications onto a common platform, enabling reduced costs and optimizing rack space. Attendees can visit the Riverbed booth #408 to learn more about the joint solution.

To learn more about WAN optimization and its role in IT consolidation efforts, attendees can hear Riverbed spokesperson Milin Desai present, "Deliver IT Consolidation Success with WAN Optimization".

Who:     Riverbed product manager Milin Desai
When:    June 17, 2009, 10:30 a.m. PT
Where:   Room Jasmine G
What:    Deliver IT Consolidation Success with WAN Optimization

         Distributed enterprises are cutting IT costs by centralizing
         application servers and implementing a virtualization solution.
         As they consolidate mission-critical servers and applications out
         of branch offices and back into the datacenter, they may be
         introducing performance problems due to increased latency and
         limited bandwidth over the wide area network (WAN).  This can
         cause applications to become unacceptably slow for remote workers
         and threaten the success of IT initiatives.  In this session,
         attendees will learn:
         -  How virtualization and IT consolidation can help reduce cost
            and complexity
         -  How combining WAN optimization with current infrastructure can
            help reduce IT expenses
         -  How to leverage current HP products with Riverbed to maximize
            your existing infrastructure

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements regarding the expected benefits to customers of integrating the Riverbed Optimization System with HP ProCurve, and statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations, including in association with HP ProCurve. 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 April 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

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, Think Fast, the Riverbed logo, Mazu, Profiler and Cascade 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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