CRN Honors Riverbed Technology Senior Director as One of the Top Women of the Channel

CRN Honors Riverbed Technology Senior Director as One of the Top Women of the 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 --  Riverbed
Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced that Michele Hayes, senior director, Global Channel
Programs and Strategy, has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel's CRN
as one of the top Women of the Channel. CRN's annual list recognizes
nearly 300 female executives across vendor channel organizations,
distributors, and solution providers for their accomplishments over
the past year and the far-reaching impact they are having on the
technology industry going forward. Editors of CRN selected this
year's Women of the Channel list based on achievements as executives
and the amount of influence over the technology channel. According to
the editors, these women represent a changing trend in a
traditionally male dominated industry. 
An industry veteran with more than 18 years of experience in
marketing high tech hardware and software to mid to large enterprises
and carriers, Hayes is widely respected by fellow employees,
customers, partners, and vendors. Michelle's continued focus at
Riverbed is on educating and enabling the company's channel
community, increasing the partner-initiated pipeline, and driving
value-based performance.  
"We honor and congratulate this list of influential women who are
dedicated to supporting the mission of the channel," said Robert
Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "For years, we have identified and
celebrated the women who have made an indelible mark on the
technology industry through unmatched innovation and razor focus on
meeting the needs of the IT channel community."  
"Riverbed will continue to invest in new programs and tools to help
our partners deliver solutions that provide performance improvements
to customers re-architecting their IT to take advantage of
software-based and cloud centric models," said Randy Schirman, senior
vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at Riverbed. "This award
recognizes Michele's role in investing in our partners' success and
helping our customers with their strategic IT initiatives."  
The Riverbed Partner Network is built around five key pillars to
ensure partner success -- capacity, competency, engagement,
marketing, and profitability. It is a comprehensive program designed
to provide growth and profitability for each type and size of
Riverbed partner, including distributors, global partners, large
account resellers, as well as enterprise and small/medium enterprise
solution providers. 
A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of
CRN magazine and expanded coverage of The 100 Most Powerful Women of
the Channel will be featured online at 
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, storage delivery,
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. 
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impact Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-Q filed with
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About Riverbed
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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
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