Riverbed Appoints David Wu Chief Technology Officer

Riverbed Appoints David Wu Chief Technology Officer 
Promotion Recognizes Ten Years of Leadership Behind Company's Most
Successful Products 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 --  Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company,
announced today that David Wu has been appointed Chief Technology
Officer. As a member of Riverbed's founding team in 2003, Wu was
involved in the initial architecture of the award-winning
Steelhead(R) wide area network (WAN) optimization appliance. More
recently he is also the innovator behind the ground-breaking
Granite(R) storage delivery solution that offers globally distributed
enterprises a new approach to consolidating edge data to the secure
data center while delivering local performance access to branch
employees.  
"David has been at Riverbed since the company's inception and
throughout that time he has driven the development of all Riverbed
products. Under his guidance, Riverbed has grown from one product
line to many, and the company's offerings have expanded to continue
to solve tough problems for our customers. As CTO, David will focus
on technology innovation that will address the challenges of the new
generation of IT," said Jerry Kennelly, Chief Executive Officer for
Riverbed.  
In his tenure at Riverbed, Wu had led design and development for
Riverbed's most innovative and successful products. Wu developed the
initial architecture behind the Steelhead appliance and the Riverbed
Optimization System (RIOS(R)), the software that powers Riverbed WAN
optimization solutions. He also was responsible for the advanced
development of Whitewater(R) cloud storage appliance that enables
customers to seamlessly and securely backup to the cloud. Most
recently, Wu was the primary inventor of Granite, which allows
customers to consolidate branch back to the data center and create
new possibilities for IT including instant provisioning of branch
offices from the data center and instant restore should disaster
occur. In his 10 years with the company, Wu has held several
positions, including Vice President, Software Development and Senior
Vice President, Research & Development. Wu will also lead more than
800 engineers in the development of new products and drive continued
innovation to address the business and IT problems that globally
distributed enterprises are grappling with as they transform their
data centers.  
"Riverbed continues to enable organizations to achieve greater levels
of IT efficiency and consolidation, helping customers cut costs,
increase productivity and collaboration. I look forward to continuing
a very positive relationship with our customers to deliver innovation
that meets the demand of evolving enterprises," said Wu. 
Before joining the Riverbed founding team, Wu was the Director of
Engineering at netVmg, acquired by Internap Corporation (INAP).
Earlier, Wu served as Senior Engineering Manager at Inktomi
Corporation, where he led the streaming media proxy group. He has
seven patents issued and 36 pending patents relating to networking,
programming languages, and databases. Wu holds a Bachelor's degree in
Computer Science and a Master's degree in Computer Science, both from
University of California, Berkeley. 
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. 
Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains
forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the
expected demand for and benefits from 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 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. 
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. 
MEDIA CONTACT
Jin Woo 
Riverbed Technology
415-344-6465
jin.woo@riverbed.com 
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
415-247-6353
renee.lyall@riverbed.com 
 
 
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