Riverbed to Demonstrate WAN Optimization Software on HP ProCurve Switching Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 18, 2009 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced that as part of its participation in the HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (HP ProCurve ONE), Riverbed® will be demonstrating at Interop Las Vegas 2009 the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®), which powers its Steelhead® product family, running on the HP ProCurve ONE Services zl module.

Riverbed WAN optimization solutions liberate enterprises from common IT constraints by dramatically improving application performance, enabling consolidation without disruption, and providing end-to-end network and application visibility. The HP ProCurve ONE Services zl module is a blade for the HP ProCurve Switch 5400zl and 8200zl series that consolidates partner applications onto a common platform, enabling reduced costs and optimizing rack space. Riverbed WAN optimization running on HP ProCurve infrastructure provides customers with a next-generation data center solution that allows CIOs to reconcile the conflicting demands of serving distributed employees with ever increasing data management requirements with centralized IT. The joint solution should be available in the second half of 2009.

"The inclusion of RiOS in HP ProCurve ONE gives customers moving to next-generation data center models a solution that can reduce costs and the complexity of network management, while improving application performance and employee productivity," said Eric Wolford, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Riverbed. "We've been working closely with HP on product development to ensure the integration of our solutions meets the transforming needs of the global enterprise. Attendees at Interop will be able to see our tight integration in action."

"Customers want to reduce the costs and the complexity associated with network management. The Riverbed Optimization System combined with HP ProCurve ONE provides this while improving application performance," said Matt Zanner, worldwide director, Data Center Solutions, HP ProCurve. "The integration of Riverbed RiOS with HP ProCurve's switching infrastructure delivers business value by increasing the efficiency of WAN optimization for our customers."

Riverbed will demonstrate RiOS running on the HP ProCurve ONE Services zl module at Interop. In addition to viewing the demo, attendees can learn more about WAN optimization solutions at several Interop sessions featuring Riverbed spokespersons discussing a wide range of topics, including the evolution of application delivery, next-generation data centers, and the competitive landscape of WAN optimization solutions.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, including in association with HP ProCurve, statements regarding the expected benefits to customers of integrating the Riverbed Optimization System with HP ProCurve, and statements relating to Riverbed's ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations, including in association with HP ProCurve. 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, 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.

About Riverbed

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.

Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, Think Fast, the Riverbed logo, Mazu, Profiler and Cascade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.




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