Riverbed Customer to Present on Improved IT Infrastructure Performance at AEC Technology Strategies Conference
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Riverbed Customer to Present on Improved IT Infrastructure Performance at AEC Technology Strategies Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jun 10, 2009 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced that Riverbed® customer HDR Inc., an award-winning architectural, engineering and consulting firm, will speak at the AEC Technology Strategies 2009 Conference, taking place June 11-12, 2009 at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, regarding its experience with Riverbed WAN optimization solutions to enable a more agile and high-performance IT infrastructure.

HDR Inc. is ranked No. 13 among Engineering News-Record's 2009 "Top 500 Design Firms". The company has highly distributed project teams that are key to successfully delivering projects around the globe, but real barriers arose when it came to work sharing and collaboration. Typically, sites and individuals far from headquarters and major data centers encountered slow access to corporate applications and data. HDR Inc. overcame these issues with Riverbed WAN optimization.

During his presentation, Brandt Karstens, vice president and director of systems at HDR Inc., will provide details on how the utilization of Riverbed WAN optimization allowed the company to accelerate collaboration and increase productivity across global offices while saving money by consolidating IT resources. To learn how HDR overcame these issues, conference-goers can attend the following presentation:


  -- Who: Brandt Karstens, Vice President and Director of Systems, HDR Inc.
  -- When: Thursday, June 11, 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  -- What: "WAN Optimization: A Competitive Tool for Operating Locally
      and Leveraging Talent Globally"
     Attendees will learn how HDR Inc. has maximized application
     performance and is now able to quickly and easily leverage talent in
     international offices for large and demanding projects anywhere in
     the world as a result of its Riverbed WAN optimization deployment.
     Karstens will discuss both the business case for this technology
     as well as the firm's future plans for deploying mobile WAN
     optimization solutions.

Riverbed works with many AEC firms to provide a complete WAN optimization solution that accelerates applications and data for remote offices, data centers and mobile workers across wide area networks. More than 6,000 customers across a wide range of markets, many of them AEC firms, have implemented Riverbed WAN optimization solutions. To learn more about the work Riverbed has done with AEC firms, please visit: http://www.riverbed.com/results/customers/aec/.

AEC Technology Strategies 2009 is the tenth annual information technology conference for business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction. For more information about the AEC Technology Strategies 2009 Conference, please visit: http://events.zweigwhite.com/technology/index.asp

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 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, 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

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