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Riverbed to Highlight Application Performance Solutions at Interop

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - Riverbed Technology ( NASDAQ : RVBD ), the application performance company, today announced its participation at Interop, taking place May 6-10, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. At the conference, Riverbed® (booth #1351 and booth #1139) will showcase how its solutions enable global enterprises to deliver high-performance applications and network services to end users worldwide. During the show, Riverbed executives will lead industry discussions around network virtualization and next generation application delivery controller (ADC) technology. In addition, Riverbed customers will share their implementation stories during presentations in the Riverbed booth.

"Riverbed is at the forefront of the massive changes that are happening in IT today," said David Greene, chief marketing officer at Riverbed. "Virtualization, cloud computing, software defined data centers, and mobility are creating huge opportunities for business, but are also challenging IT leaders as they mediate between efficiency, security, and control and the business demand for higher performance, flexibility, and responsiveness. Interop attendees who stop by the Riverbed booths will learn how they can take advantage of new architectural approaches without sacrificing performance."

Best of Interop
Riverbed Stingray®, a software-based ADC, has been named a finalist for the Best of Interop Award in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization Category for its innovation and technological advancements. The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements in seven different categories. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Interop Theater on the Expo Floor. For more information visit http://www.bestofinterop.com.

During Interop, attendees will have several opportunities to learn more about the Stingray ADC technology. As part of the Enterprise Cloud Summit, Uday Veeramachaneni, director of product management at Riverbed, will discuss the latest Stingray innovations during a session entitled, "Next Wave of Application Delivery Technology: ADC-as-a-Service (ADCaaS)," on Thursday, May 9 from 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. at Mandalay Bay K. In addition, Adityashankar Kini, director of engineering at Riverbed, will participate on a panel discussion, "The Changing Nature of Cloud Platform Deployment," on Monday, May 6 from 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Mandalay Bay D.

Riverbed and Customers to Lead Industry Discussions Around Virtualization, Consolidation

What: Softening the Network: Virtualization, the Final Frontier
Who: Steve Riley, technical director in the office of the CTO at Riverbed
When: Wednesday, May 8th from 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Where: Lagoon H

Riley will examine how virtualization is core to the cloud and how software abstractions have replaced hardware appliances everywhere -- except the network. Riley will outline the innovations that are making network virtualization possible, as well as the many advantages that can be achieved from virtualizing this "final frontier."

What: Riverbed Customer Story Presentations
Who: Jerry Vigil, director information technology operations at Bill Barrett Corporation; Searl Tate, director network engineering at Paul Hastings; and Mitchell Weinberger, IT manager at Geo Engineers
When: During exhibiting hours. Please visit the booth for the latest presentation schedule.
Where: Riverbed booth (#1351)

Riverbed customers will share how they are using the company's storage delivery, cloud backup, and WAN Optimization solutions, including Granite®, Whitewater®, and Steelhead® respectively, to consolidate their storage and backup data to the cloud and deliver LAN application performance over the WAN. Attendees will hear how, as a result of using these technologies, customers were able to successfully retire remote storage and servers to reduce costs without impacting end-user experience or performance.

Riverbed Performance Solutions In Action at Booth #1351 and Booth #1139
Riverbed will be located in two booths on the show floor. Riverbed booth #1351 will showcase Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimization appliances, Granite storage delivery, and Stingray application delivery controller (ADC) solutions. Riverbed booth #1139 will showcase Riverbed Performance Management solutions, including Riverbed Cascade network performance management (NPM) and Riverbed OPNET application performance management (APM) solutions. Visitors to the Riverbed booths will learn more about Riverbed's application performance platform:

  • Riverbed continues to extend its leadership in delivering speed, scale, simplicity, and security to the globally connected enterprise with market-leading Steelhead WAN optimization solutions.
  • Award-winning Riverbed Granite gives organizations a groundbreaking storage delivery solution, which extends the benefits of the data center to global branch offices by delivering local performance access to branch employees. With Granite, organizations can achieve 100 percent consolidation of resources to the secure data center and create new possibilities for IT, including instant provisioning of branch offices from the data center and instant restore should disaster occur.
  • Riverbed Stingray, a software based ADC with integrated web content optimization (WCO) capabilities, allows IT to consolidate, scale, and move applications easily between physical data centers, virtual environments, and the cloud. This flexibility is critical for customers with hybrid cloud environments and provides scalability and agility that cannot be matched by hardware ADCs.
  • Riverbed Performance Management solutions, which include the Cascade NPM and OPNET APM product lines, deliver a unique combination of end-user experience monitoring, transaction tracing, deep component monitoring, and IT infrastructure/network management to maximize the performance, availability, and productivity of critical applications.

More than 22,000 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, storage delivery, application-aware network performance management, application performance management, application delivery controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection. 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.

Interop Las Vegas 2013
Interop is an independently organized conference and exhibition designed to empower information technology professionals to make smart business decisions. Interop provides IT management from all industries a strong combination of educational conference sessions, hands-on workshops, a dynamic exhibition of technology providers, and peer networking, so IT professionals can investigate, discover and put to work transformative technologies across their enterprise. http://www.interop.com/lasvegas.

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About Riverbed
Riverbed delivers application 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 www.riverbed.com.

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