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Riverbed to Showcase Performance Platform at Interop Las Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced it is participating at Interop Las Vegas, taking place May 6-10, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Interop brings together IT professionals, business leaders and technology providers to discuss and present on their experiences, share thought leadership and participate in educational programs that drive the adoption of technology and provide knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. At the conference, Riverbed® (booth #1339) and its customers will discuss how the performance platform enables globally connected enterprises to overcome performance issues and will demonstrate solutions to analyze, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Among the performance solutions being demonstrated at the booth include Virtual Cascade® Shark®, Granite™ and Steelhead® Cloud Accelerator, which were all selected as finalists for the Best of Interop Awards.

Organizations worldwide are using Riverbed's broad suite of performance solutions to improve productivity and efficiency, enhance business resilience and control costs. The suite of solutions spans wide area network (WAN) optimization, edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI), application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup and disaster recovery. To share their real-world experiences using Riverbed performance solutions, customers John Iraci, vice president of enterprise infrastructure at DJO Global and Mitchel Weinberger, IT manager at GeoEngineers will present at the Riverbed booth during exhibiting hours. Mr. Iraci will also present on the successes and challenges of running a global consolidation project during the IT Leadership Summit (formerly called CIO Bootcamp).

Additionally, Riverbed will be participating in two panels during the conference. Chief Scientist Mark Day will participate in a panel discussion focused on deployment options for WAN optimization and application delivery controllers (ADC). Senior Product Marketing Manager Joe Ghory will participate in a discussion on performance challenges with SaaS and how to overcome these obstacles.

Riverbed and Customers Share Experience with Performance Platform
During Interop Las Vegas
*Please stop by the Riverbed booth (#1339) for daily schedule of customer presentations

What: M&A - Successes and Challenges of Running a Global Consolidation Project at DJO Global
Who: John Iraci, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure, DJO Global
When: Sunday, May 6, 4:30-5:15 PM and during exhibiting hours
Where: IT Leadership Summit at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and at the Riverbed booth (#1339)

DJO Global, a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, was acquired by a leading private equity firm and merged with a therapeutics company, doubling its size from $500 million to $1 billion in revenue. The new company had six distinct infrastructures. In this session, Mr. Iraci will describe the process of the internal IT team working with external consultants to centralize and consolidate 20 email sites down to just three; overcoming political challenges encountered with the various new business units; and optimizing the WAN and applications. Mr. Iraci will also share war stories including the importance of fully vetting testing tools in the lab setting before deployment, and what can happen if you don't.

What: Hybrid Cloud Model for More Efficiency
Who: Mitchel Weinberger, IT Manager, GeoEngineers
When: During exhibiting hours
Where: Riverbed booth (#1339)

GeoEngineers, Inc. offers an integrated suite of services for companies looking to build communities, to harness and manage the earth's resources, and to move products and people. Since its founding in 1980, GeoEngineers has successfully completed more than 25,000 projects worldwide for clients in the energy, transportation, water and natural resources, development, and federal markets. Mr. Weinberger will share his experience with WAN optimization to improve the performance of its private IT infrastructure and the decision to deploy Whitewater, a cloud storage gateway, which connects to the Amazon S3 cloud storage environment to take advantage of the economics of the cloud while using its existing backup tool. Additionally, Mr. Weinberger will discuss his experience from participating in Riverbed's beta program for the Steelhead EX WAN optimization solution with Granite that allowed GeoEngineers to achieve complete consolidation and centralized management.

What: Is it the End of Physical Appliances?
Who: Mark Day, Chief Scientist, Riverbed
Where: Lagoon J
When: Tuesday, May 8, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

For well over a decade most IT infrastructures have relied on physical appliances, including physical routers, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) and ADCs. However, over the last few years, an increasing number of virtualized appliances have entered the marketplace. These appliances have the potential to lower costs and increase agility. In this panel session, Mark will participate in a debate on the need for hardware and the environments for which physical appliances are best suited.

What: New Strategies for Overcoming SaaS Performance Challenges
Who: Joe Ghory, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Riverbed
Where: Mandalay Bay K
When: Wednesday, May 9 at 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

As organizations embrace software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for centralization, flexibility and cost savings, they are confronted with the performance concerns created by latency and user distance from its data over both the private WAN and public Internet that must be addressed to realize the full potential of SaaS. In this session, Mr. Ghory will discuss how enterprises can overcome performance obstacles to take full advantage of the benefits of SaaS, regardless of whether the end user is located at the corporate headquarters or in a geographically remote branch office.

Best of Interop Awards
The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements in eight different categories. Three of Riverbed's products have been recognized as finalists for the Best of Interop Awards:

  • Management, Monitoring & Testing: Riverbed Cascade Virtual Shark - Virtual Cascade Shark taps into the virtual switch on a VMware ESXi hypervisor, providing continuous high-speed packet capture and monitoring of all inter-VM traffic for real-time and post-event forensic analysis.
  • Data Center & Storage: Riverbed Granite - A first-of-its-kind solution seamlessly extends data center storage to globally distributed operations, allowing IT organizations to gain new efficiencies with data management, protection, and recovery.
  • Performance Optimization: Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator - The first performance solution for end-to-end SaaS optimization, currently available for Google Apps, Microsoft 365 and Salesforce, which was jointly developed by Riverbed and Akamai Technologies.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 8 from 3-4 pm at the Mobility Theatre (Booth #1997). For more information, please visit http://www.bestofinterop.com.

Interop Las Vegas 2012
At Interop, attendees can learn more about solutions for application delivery, cloud computing, data center, enterprise 2.0, green IT, mobile business, networking, security, storage, video conferencing, virtualization, VoIP and unified communications. For more information about Interop Las Vegas, visit http://www.interop.com/lasvegas.

Riverbed Social Media at Interop
During the conference, please follow Riverbed on Facebook and Twitter (@Riverbed).

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 grow market share and 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 April 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 www.riverbed.com.

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