Riverbed Strengthens Alliance With VMware, Delivers Reliable and Consistent End-User Experience for VMware Horizon View

Riverbed Strengthens Alliance With VMware, Delivers Reliable and Consistent End-User Experience for VMware Horizon View 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --   Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced the availability of solutions developed in collaboration
with VMware that can provide a reliable and consistent desktop
virtualization end user experience in those organizations that deploy
VMware(R) Horizon View(TM) 5.2. The partnership between Riverbed(R)
and VMware has resulted in the support of multiple Riverbed
performance solutions with VMware Horizon View deployments, including
certification of Riverbed Granite(R) with VMware Horizon View, to
provide acceleration, control and management into virtualized desktop
initiatives. Organizations that deploy VMware Horizon View with
Riverbed performance solutions are able to achieve a more automated,
flexible, scalable, and high performing VDI environment. As a result,
organizations that seek to further extend the virtual edge to create
a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are able to reduce complexity
while increasing efficiency and deliver the performance end users
need.  
News Highlights:  


 
--  Delivering on the technology preview announced in August 2012,
    Riverbed Granite has achieved VMware Ready(TM) status with VMware
    Horizon View 5.2, enabling high performance remote and branch office
    virtual desktop deployments and ensuring VMware Global Support
    Services (GSS) support for customers who use the combined solution.
    Granite allows organizations to overcome the challenges of wide area
    networks (WAN)s, such as limited bandwidth, latency, and unforeseeable
    outages when delivering virtual desktops to remote locations. In
    conjunction with the VMware View Branch Office Desktop (BOD) and
    Business Process Desktop (BPD) solutions, Granite delivers a high
    quality Horizon View user desktop experience while preserving
    consolidation and control in the data center.
--  Riverbed offers a QoS solution for PCoIP(R) that delivers
    fine-grained control of Horizon View virtual desktop traffic. The
    combination of WAN optimization and the ability to prioritize PCoIP at
    a granular level along with other traffic that traverses the same WAN
    helps organizations achieve the appropriate balance between desktop
    virtualization and business applications.
--  New Riverbed Stingray(R) Traffic Manager integration with Horizon
    View provides acceleration, business continuity, fine-grained
    application-level control and high availability for end-users that
    require constant access to desktops, applications and data from any
    device or location. Stingray Traffic Manager offers Global Load
    Balancing (GLB), secure socket layer (SSL) Offload and Riverbed
    Stingray TrafficScript, a programming language used to create rules to
    address problems including security vulnerabilities, application bugs,
    or application incompatibilities.
--  Released in Oct 2012, Cascade 10.0 delivers the needed network
    performance management within Horizon View environments, giving
    organizations the critical ability to pinpoint, understand, and
    troubleshoot in VDI environments. Cascade 10.0 provides visibility of
    the PCoIP protocol for actions such as screen refresh, print and type.
    These details are critical for troubleshooting and optimizing the
    usage and performance of interactive applications in Horizon View
    environments.

  
Supporting Quotes
 "By deepening our partnership with VMware, we give
enterprises the ability to provide end users a seamless experience
when accessing their desktop, applications and data regardless of
location. Simultaneously, we are enabling enterprises to benefit from
greater control and flexibility in distributed organizations."
 -
Venugopal Pai, vice president, Global Alliances and Business
Development 
"The strategic partnership with Riverbed enables organizations to
benefit from greater optimization and visibility in VMware(R) Horizon
View(TM) environments including Branch Office Desktop (BOD) and
Business Process Desktop (BPD) deployments. The comprehensive suite
of Riverbed performance solutions combined with VMware Horizon View
gives end users the reliable experience they come to expect while
helping provide enterprises with a way to reduce complexity, achieve
greater cost savings and manage IT more efficiently."
 - Parag Patel,
vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware 
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
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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 19, 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
time. 
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. 
VMware, VMware Ready and Horizon View are registered trademarks or
trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other
jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does
not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any
other company. 
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Riverbed Technology
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Riverbed Technology
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