SOURCE: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology

September 06, 2012 11:12 ET

UPDATE: Riverbed Executive to Discuss Performance for Cloud Environments and the Benefits of Software-Defined Data Centers at Cloud Connect Chicago

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced its participation at Cloud Connect Chicago, taking place September 10-13, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago, Ill. At the conference, Steve Riley, technical director, office of the CTO, at Riverbed® will deliver a presentation highlighting recent advancements in network virtualization that support a software-defined data center and will also participate in a workshop addressing cloud latency. Cloud Connect brings together IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers, and cloud influencers to discuss the latest technologies, platforms, strategies, and innovations around cloud computing.

As organizations are choosing to move to a fully cloud-based IT infrastructure or taking a hybrid approach, enterprises must make a fundamental adjustment to move away from hardware-centric technology. In the session titled "Softening the Network: Virtualization The Final Frontier," Mr. Riley will discuss how network virtualization can simplify the management and provisioning of the network and applications. This session will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, 9:00 - 10:00 AM in Grand Ballroom C.

Additionally, Mr. Riley will participate in a workshop titled "Cloud Performance: Guide to Tackling Cloud Latency." In this session, Mr. Riley will discuss how performance matters more than ever in the cloud as more layers of shared environments separate users from their applications and data. This workshop-style session will explore a variety of solutions that help users regain a local area network (LAN)-like experience in the cloud. The workshop session will take place on Monday, Sept. 10, 1:30 - 4:45 PM in LAX.

Supporting Quotes
"The challenges associated with distance introduced by cloud computing can adversely impact performance and the end user experience. Riverbed provides visibility into crucial interdependencies and enables organizations overcome complex performance challenges that are critical for success with the cloud." - Steve Riley, technical leader, office of the CTO, Riverbed.

More than 19,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize, consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI), application-aware network performance management, application delivery controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup and disaster recovery. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs.

Cloud Connect Chicago
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry that brings together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers and cloud influencers to better understand the transformation and promise of cloud computing. To learn more about Cloud Connect Chicago, visit

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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 27, 2012. 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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