Riverbed Granite Named InfoWorld Technology of the Year

Riverbed Granite Named InfoWorld Technology of the Year 
Groundbreaking Technology Enables Global Organizations to Radically
Reduce Operational Burden on IT Managers While Increasing Control at
a Lower Cost 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 --  Riverbed Technology
(NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced
that it has been awarded IDG's InfoWorld 2013 Technology of the Year
Award for the Riverbed(R) Granite(TM) appliance. InfoWorld recognized
Riverbed for developing the groundbreaking technology that enables
complete consolidation of branch servers and storage while ensuring
consistent performance for remote users. As a result, Granite
appliances radically reduce the operational burden on IT managers
while massively increasing their control over the infrastructure --
all at a lower total cost of ownership. 
"The unique capability of Granite to 'vacuum up' servers and storage
from branch and remote offices so they can be centrally controlled in
the data center is truly transformational and has been validated by a
growing number of customers and now this recognition by InfoWorld as
Technology of the Year," said John Martin, senior vice president,
product management at Riverbed. "Organizations love the ability to
consolidate edge servers and data, get rid of remote backup and
improving data security by putting data in secure locations to remove
risk. Granite helps customers do these things while cutting costs,
improving centralized management and reducing operational burden."  
Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, the annual
awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT
landscape. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested during
the past year, with the final selections made by InfoWorld's Test
Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test Center are eligible
to win.  
In the review of Granite 1.0, product tester Keith Schultz stated
that "with Granite, IT can collapse server resources -- VMs and
storage volumes -- back to the data center while still providing
server resources at the branch office. Setup and configuration are
minimal, and being able to pin and unpin volumes provides excellent
flexibility. It's possible no one ever dreamed of running VMs over
WAN, but now there is a solution -- and Granite is its name." 
Granite appliances extend the virtual edge of the data center to the
branch office, enabling complete consolidation of edge servers and
data. This new technology represents an architectural disruption that
delivers the best of all worlds: 100% consolidated data and
applications and local area network (LAN) performance at the edge
over the WAN. Granite appliances enable the provisioning of branch
services and storage instantly for increased agility, high
availability and improved data protection. By eliminating data at the
branch, organizations can also increase the security of data at the
"Many years ago we called these our Product of the Year Awards. But
product just isn't the right word. Our Technology of the Year Awards
are not merely the best products in their class. These are the tools
at the leading edge of technology innovation -- the ones that are
shaping the way we work and do business," said Doug Dineley,
Executive Editor/Test Center, InfoWorld. 
Riverbed Steelhead appliances running RiOS 7.0 also won the InfoWorld
Technology of the Year for Best WAN Accelerator. More details can be
found here:
More than 22,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to
understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through
solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance,
distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT
organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize,
consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are
moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers
and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and
success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by
providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, edge-VSI,
application-aware network performance management, application
performance management, application delivery controllers, web content
optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection. By providing the
broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere,
any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to
increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business
resilience and controlling costs. 
Additional Resources 

--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn
--  Riverbed Blog
--  Riverbed Community
--  Twitter (@Riverbed)
--  YouTube

About InfoWorld 
 InfoWorld is the leading resource for content and
tools on "modernizing enterprise IT." The InfoWorld Expert
Contributor Network provides a unique perspective in the market; our
editors provide first-hand experience from testing, deploying, and
managing implementation of emerging enterprise technologies.
InfoWorld's website (InfoWorld.com) and custom solutions provide a
deep dive into specific technologies to help IT decision-makers excel
in their roles and provide opportunities for IT vendors to reach this
audience. InfoWorld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of
International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events,
and research company. Company information is available at
About IDG Enterprise
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(IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands
(Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, CSO, ITworld, CFOworld
and CITEworld) to serve the information needs of our technology and
security-focused audiences. As the premier high-tech B2B media
company, we leverage the strengths of our premium owned and operated
brands, while simultaneously harnessing their collective reach and
audience affinity. We provide market leadership and converged
marketing solutions for our customers to engage IT and security
decision-makers across our portfolio of award-winning websites,
events, magazines, products, and services. In addition, the CIO
Executive Council -- a peer advisory service -- delivers on the
business, technology, and leadership needs for the world's elite CIOs
and their respective staffs. IDG's DEMO conferences provide a
platform for today's most innovative and eye-opening technologies to
publically launch their solutions. Company information is available
at www.idgenterprise.com. 
Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains
forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the
expected demand for Riverbed's products and services. 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-K filed with
the SEC on February 15, 2013. 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
About Riverbed
 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. 
Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein
are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used
herein belong to their respective owners. 
Jin Woo 
Riverbed Technology 
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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