SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

June 23, 2008 08:00 ET

Sutter Health Deploys Riverbed Steelhead Appliances

WDS Solutions Accelerate Applications Over the WAN and Strengthen Reliability, Access and Security of Vital Clinical Care Information

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced that Sutter Health has deployed Riverbed® WDS appliances to speed the performance of clinical applications over its wide area networks (WANs) and further ensure the security of sensitive data.

The medical groups and hospitals affiliated with Sutter Health serve millions of patients across more than 100 communities in Northern California, which requires caregivers have reliable, immediate and secure access to vital clinical information. Sutter Health is a leader in the adoption of cutting-edge clinical technologies to advance patient safety and quality outcomes. To ensure optimal bandwidth capacity for its IT systems, the Sutter Health information services team conducted a thorough review of available WAN solutions. Based on its tests of Riverbed Steelhead® appliances and Cisco WAAS, Sutter Health determined Riverbed could best meet its operational needs. Alternative offerings were able to provide only incremental performance gains, but Riverbed Steelhead appliances allowed Sutter Health to reduce some routine data transfer operations that once took days down to a matter of hours.

"Sutter Health is committed to investing in technologies that support our caregivers in providing the best possible care to patients. It is imperative that our clinical IT systems run at their peak performance," said Mark Heringer, Sutter Health Vice President of Technical Services. "When we look at the performance gains combined with the total cost of ownership and straightforward deployment model, it became evident that Riverbed surpassed other solutions on the market. Most importantly to us, the net result has been improved clinician satisfaction and improved patient services by deploying the technology."

Steelhead Products

Riverbed WDS 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, Riverbed's award-winning Steelhead WDS 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

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About Riverbed

Riverbed Technology is the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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