San Francisco—December 07, 2006—
Riverbed™ Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) today announced a cooperative support agreement with Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) to help customers protect their distributed data and take full advantage of heterogeneous data centers. The cooperative support processes for Riverbed’s wide-area data services (WDS) solutions with NetApp® unified storage systems, NetApp NearStore® near-line storage systems, and NetApp V-Series virtualization systems help the two companies to better work with large enterprise customers to address customer challenges with the replication, backup, and consolidation of distributed data. Customers can now dramatically reduce the amount of data that is replicated from a corporate data center to a remote disaster recovery site with a NetApp and Riverbed solution, significantly improving recovery point objectives of a disaster recovery solution and minimizing data loss in case of disaster.
Riverbed’s WDS solutions enable organizations with more than one office to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between distributed sites, Riverbed’s award-winning Steelhead® WDS appliances enable companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to provide data integrity, and improve staff productivity and collaboration. Steelhead appliances have been deployed in organizations ranging from the world’s largest corporations with offices around the globe to small companies with a couple of sites that are just a few miles apart.
“This cooperative support agreement means that enterprise customers will benefit from enhanced protection of their distributed data,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of product and alliances at Network Appliance. “The combination of Riverbed’s WDS solutions and NetApp enterprise-ready storage and data protection solutions help customers to improve remote replication and disaster recovery processes.”
“The ability to replicate distributed data to a secure data center is a requirement for enterprises that have consolidated or plan to consolidate IT infrastructure,” said Eric Wolford, senior vice president, marketing and business development at Riverbed. “The interoperability of Riverbed’s WDS solutions and NetApp enterprise-ready storage and data protection solutions, combined with world-class support, will better equip enterprises with business continuity by speeding the replication and improving the management of distributed data.”
Riverbed Technology is the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (Nasdaq: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.
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, grow market share or grow the market as a whole. 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 Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC, including the “Risk Factors” section in our final Prospectus dated September 20, 2006, and in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on October 31, 2006. 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.
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Riverbed delivers application 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 www.riverbed.com.
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