EDGE 2020 Goes Virtual
<p>Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced that the company’s wide area network (WAN) optimisation solutions support the recently announced VMware vSphere™ 4. By utilising Riverbed® WAN optimisation in conjunction with VMware vSphere™ 4, enterprises are able to rapidly deploy, migrate and protect application workloads running in enterprise private clouds.</p>
<p>Riverbed WAN optimisation technology enhances VMware vSphere™ 4 environments in several ways:</p>
<p>1. Acceleration and optimisation of traffic from private clouds built on VMware vSphere™ 4, thus enabling enterprises to rapidly deploy, migrate and protect cloud-based workloads over the WAN.
2. Accelerating consolidation of applications and servers into the cloud/datacentre while maintaining end-user performance, which enables virtualisation projects with a greater ROI.
3. Improving backup/replication times while reducing WAN bandwidth consumption, which enables better data protection in a virtual environment.</p>
<p>“VMware vSphere™ 4 raises the bar by delivering efficiency and performance required to run business-critical applications, uncompromised control over service levels, and customer choice through on-premise and off-premise application hosting,” said Shekar Ayyar, vice president, infrastructure alliances, VMware. “We are glad to see Riverbed’s support for VMware vSphere™ 4 as its technology complements the VMware platform to help customers achieve quicker ROI by providing efficient, flexible and reliable application acceleration, data replication and backup services over the WAN.”</p>
<p>“We look forward to working closely with VMware to help bring the benefits of VMware vSphere™ 4 to organisations worldwide,” said Venugopal Pai, vice president of global alliances at Riverbed. “Organisations of all sizes are feeling pressure, now more than ever, to do more with less. The combination of Riverbed WAN optimisation and VMware vSphere™ 4 allows organisations to consolidate their technology while accelerating performance – an operational and economical advantage for any business.”</p>
<p>In 2008, VMware and Riverbed announced an OEM agreement to embed VMware technology as the preferred virtualisation platform for the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP), a virtualised partition within Steelhead® appliances. Riverbed works closely with VMware, encouraging Riverbed Technology Alliance (RTA) partners to become members of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The alliance programs enable RSP software applications to be VMware Ready™ and available on the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace (VAM).</p>
<p>Forward Looking Statements</p>
<p>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 30, 2009. 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.</p>
<p>Riverbed Technology is the IT infrastructure performance company. The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.</p>
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