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Riverbed Whitewater Wins Silver Honors in Storage Magazine 2012 Products of the Year Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 04/08/13 — (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, announced today that the editors of TechTarget-s Storage Media Group have awarded the Whitewater® 3010 cloud storage appliance Silver honors in the data backup hardware category in the 2012 Products of the Year awards. The Whitewater 3010 appliance addresses larger scale enterprise data backup workloads and offers four times the local storage capacity of other Whitewater models.

The Storage magazine editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants, selected the 14 “Products of the Year” winners based on six criteria: ease of integration, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance, and value.

The Storage magazine editors highlighted the following attributes of the Whitewater 3010 cloud storage appliance: “Riverbed Technology-s Whitewater 3010 with Whitewater Operating System (WWOS) 2.0 delivers local-like performance for cloud backup workloads. Enterprises are now able to support up to 32 TB of deduplicated local storage and 160 TB of deduplicated cloud storage. WWOS 2.0 also offers increased data ingest performance (1.5 TB per hour) for faster processing of larger backups. The addition of Active Directory support, a management dashboard and remote management provides organizations with simplified centralized administration/management.”

Riverbed® Whitewater cloud storage appliances modernize data protection and streamline operations for organizations of all sizes. Purpose built for fast backup and restore, Whitewater appliances deliver local-like performance while using the cloud for secure off-site storage, avoiding the need to provision and manage a secondary site for disaster recovery (DR) or long term storage. This dramatically reduces capital spending, streamlines IT infrastructure, and enables payback periods that are measured in months, not years.

“Winning this Storage magazine award validates the reliability Whitewater cloud storage appliances bring to organizations and their cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) efforts,” said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery Group at Riverbed. “With Whitewater, organizations can cost effectively meet their backup and DR needs by eliminating tape, tape management, and vaulting at the datacenter while eliminating the need for a remote DR storage site.”

The complete article on the Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com 2012 Products of the Year Awards can be found by visiting .

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.


This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed-s products and services and the ability to reduce capital spending. 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.

TechTarget-s SearchStorage.com is the No. 1 online destination for IT professionals charged with purchasing, implementing, and managing storage systems at the core of large- and medium-sized businesses. More than 600,000 storage-focused IT executives, managers, and staff rely on SearchStorage.com for the information they need to do their jobs. SearchStorage.com content includes original editorial features, news, expert storage advice, Webcasts, and white papers. TechTarget-s Storage magazine is the only monthly resource that provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. More information can be found at .

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 .

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Lori Bertelli
Riverbed Technology

Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology

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