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Riverbed Announces Performance Summit World Tour 2012

Global Road Show to Educate Customers and Partners on Riverbed Performance Platform (February 27, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- Today, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, announced it will host a series of more than 50 conferences around the world to discuss strategies for improving IT performance. These summits will highlight the Riverbed® performance platform, a portfolio of market-leading IT solutions for the globally connected enterprise, and provide technical overviews, best practices in IT and solution demonstrations. Since being founded in May 2002, Riverbed has expanded its solutions portfolio, with the focus on delivering the tools to support organizations' IT performance initiatives. Today, more than 17,000 customers and 1,500 partners globally deliver performance with Riverbed solutions.

The growth of virtualization, consolidation, and cloud computing have opened up new possibilities for IT operations, yet have created new challenges as well. At the performance summits, chief information officers, technology managers, and channel partners will meet with expert technology strategists in enterprise IT from Riverbed and learn how to enable Riverbed solutions to increase performance, gain visibility and obtain centralized management for the globally connected enterprise. In addition, during event sessions partners will learn about program updates and receive training for innovating with Riverbed products, including:

  • Getting the most out of a current Riverbed investment
  • The latest product updates and releases, technical overviews, and demonstrations
  • New Steelhead® CX and EX platforms, revolutionary Granite™, and other new products
  • Riverbed Partner Network program with new channel partner enabling tools

"Whether customers are considering performance as raw application speed for improving productivity, as cost efficiency, or as reduced IT complexity, customers are looking at ways to improve their IT architecture to deliver applications faster and more effectively," said Carolyn Crandall, vice president of worldwide marketing at Riverbed. "Riverbed is the performance company, and our vision is to create the highest performing IT environment for global organizations by providing solutions to analyze, accelerate and control technology resources."

To learn about upcoming Riverbed Performance Summit event locations and how to register to attend, visit

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, and slow applications, file transfers and inefficient websites negatively impact the performance of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT by providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, application-aware NPM, application delivery, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup, archive 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.

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 performance results of Riverbed solutions that may suggest likely or certain outcomes, 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-K filed with the SEC on February 10, 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

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.

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