Quester Provides Centralized IT Services to Employees in Retail

Quester Provides Centralized IT Services to Employees in Retail
Stores With Riverbed WAN Optimization 
Riverbed Enables Austrian Do-It-Yourself Retailer to Provide Print,
File and Email Services in Retail Stores and Avoid a Costly Server
Installation Project 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced
that Quester, an Austrian retail company, has deployed Riverbed(R)
Steelhead(R) appliances across its retail organization. Installing
Steelhead appliances has enabled Quester to deliver print, file and
email services from its central data center to employees in retail
stores, while avoiding a costly server install project, which would
have initially required an additional 100 days per year of
maintenance and support. By deploying the WAN optimization solution,
the company has increased employee productivity without adding
complexity to its existing IT infrastructure.  
Quester Baustoffhandel Gmbh is a leading supplier of building
materials in Austria for both domestic and industrial use. Quester is
part of the CRH Group, an international building material company,
which operates in 34 countries worldwide and is listed on the Irish,
London and New York stock exchanges. Quester has 23 retail stores
throughout Austria with 600 employees. 
To oversee operations for warehouse management, inventory and
finance, Quester's employees access the centralized servers to work
with business-critical applications like Citrix, Microsoft Office and
custom applications, via a Telnet connection. When faced with the
requirement to provide more applications at a local level so that
regional employees could utilize email, file, and print services,
Quester considered installing local servers at each store location.
Michael Janisch, head of IT at Quester, explained: "We quickly
realized that installing local servers would initially require the IT
department to spend two days per week providing maintenance and
support, a total of 100 worker days per year. We discussed our
project with our IT partner ACP, and they suggested that we consider
a WAN optimization solution instead. Upon further investigation we
decided to implement the Riverbed solution as we understood Riverbed
to be the leader in this sector." 
With the Steelhead appliances installed across all of its stores, the
warehouse and data center, Quester was able to avoid a costly server
install and thereby avoid the associated maintenance and support
costs. As Janisch says: "By opting to deploy the Riverbed WAN
optimization solution we not only avoided that cost but in addition
we don't need to spend money on server licenses. We can now perform
software upgrades quickly and easily, and because we host the
applications in the data center we can easily manage the security of
those applications. It is these savings which made WAN optimization
the more cost effective solution for our business." 
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