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Riverbed to Showcase Next-Generation Storage Consolidation at EMC World 2012

Joint EMC and Riverbed Proof of Concept Combines EMC's Symmetrix VMAX and VPLEX With Riverbed Granite (May 17, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- Today, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, announced its participation at EMC World 2012 from May 21-24 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. EMC World brings together IT professionals who are responsible for designing, building, and operating advanced IT environments. Both Riverbed® (booth# 837) and EMC (booth# 237) will showcase a joint proof of concept comprised of EMC storage solutions with Riverbed Granite™ that demonstrates a next-generation storage architecture for globally distributed enterprises looking to achieve the highest levels of consolidation. Granite makes it possible to move any data on a server to a secure, centralized location while maintaining high performance access just as if the data was stored locally. In addition, Riverbed representatives will discuss performance as the critical factor for successful backup and replication, and storage solutions in the cloud.

Conference attendees can visit the Riverbed and EMC booths to see a next-generation storage architecture proof of concept (POC) that solves the problem of distance by connecting the data center and remote offices. The POC combines EMC's Symmetrix VMAX and VPLEX with Riverbed Granite, and allows IT managers to consolidate and manage all edge applications, servers, and storage, centrally at the data center. The edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI) supports the commitment to virtualization and consolidation of global IT infrastructure, while enabling the delivery of services to any remote office as if it were local. Granite and VMAX technology together provide robust data center storage for branch office data consolidation. VPLEX combined with Granite enables customers to leverage heterogeneous storage platforms, while also providing data center high-availability protection.

For additional information on the joint POC, download the solutions brief "Consolidation, Control and Availability for the Globally Distributed Enterprise" at

"I have directed several data center consolidations due to mergers and acquisitions. My strategy for each initiative is to maximize investments by leveraging data center and remote office infrastructure, and focus on improving performance," said John Iraci, vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure at DJO Global. "We use EMC's VNX storage platform, and ideally, I want the ability to 'vacuum up' servers located at remote offices into the data center to control them, and then optimize the WAN connection. The direction and premise that Riverbed delivers with Granite is simple: if my WAN is interrupted, then my remote sites can continue to operate. Granite with EMC VMAX and VPLEX provides the ultimate platform for consolidation, and ensures high-availability should the data center fail."

Riverbed Representatives Present on Improving the Performance for EMC Solutions in the Cloud, and Strategies for Meeting Backup and Recovery Goals
Riverbed will participate in two conference sessions. Alliances Director Katie Colbert will discuss how enterprises can improve the performance of EMC storage solutions in the cloud. Senior Product Manager Joshua Dobies will share insight on how enterprises can improve performance of EMC backup and replication solutions.

What: Boost the Performance of Your EMC Storage Solutions in the Cloud with Riverbed
Who: Katie Colbert, alliances director, Riverbed
When: Tuesday, May 22, 3:00-3:30 PM
Where: EMC Solutions Pavilion/Partner Theater

The growth of virtualization, consolidation, and cloud computing have brought new possibilities for IT, but have also created new challenges that impact performance, management, and visibility. Colbert will discuss how the Riverbed performance platform boosts the performance of EMC storage solutions, transforming the IT environment into a flexible, cost-efficient architecture.

What: Transform WAN performance for EMC backup and replication solutions with Riverbed
Who: Joshua Dobies, senior product manager, Steelhead Business Unit, Riverbed
When: Wednesday, May 23, 2:30-2:45 PM
Where: EMC Select Theater

The WAN can make backup, replication, and recovery processes slow and unpredictable. Dobies will present on the innovative solutions from EMC and Riverbed that transform WAN performance, giving enterprises the power to meet the most stringent recovery point and time objectives (RPO/RTO), while dramatically reducing IT costs.

EMC World 2012
EMC World is a conference for attendees to learn about applications and databases, backup, recovery and archiving, big data and analytics, business continuity and disaster recovery, cloud computing, IT transformation, mainframe environments, momentum/information intelligence, security and compliance, storage and IT management, storage federation, storage platforms, and virtualization. More information about EMC World is available at

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-Q filed with the SEC on April 30, 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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