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Riverbed Application Performance Platform Solutions Now Certified to Run on VMware vCloud Air®

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that its Riverbed® SteelApp™ Traffic Manager, Riverbed® SteelCentral™ Services Controller for SteelApp and Riverbed® SteelHead™ CX have achieved VMware Ready® – vCloud® Air™ status. This designation indicates that these three Riverbed solutions have undergone technical validation within vCloud Air environment, and are supported on VMware vCloud Air®.

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“We are pleased that Riverbed SteelApp, SteelCentral and SteelHead have joined the vCloud Air ISV Partner Program and have achieved VMware Ready® – VMware vCloud® Air™ status. Riverbed is one of the first partners to complete certification and achieve this status. The three Riverbed solutions qualify for the VMware Ready – vCloud Air logo, signifying to customers that they work seamlessly within VMware vCloud Air, and can be deployed in production with confidence,” said Sanjay Katyal, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances & OEMs, VMware.

Blog post: Optimizing application and data performance across the hybrid enterprise with VMware: rvbd.ly/1lqmRD8

Additionally Riverbed is a member of the access tier of the vCloud Air ISV Partner program and is listed on the VMware Solution Exchange.

The typical enterprise is transforming into a mix of on-premises applications and cloud-based services, with core applications and data running in private data centers and others running in the public cloud. Networking is also going hybrid with enterprises looking to mix low cost public Internet links with traditional MPLS circuits to form truly hybrid WANs. This combination of private assets and public services defines the hybrid enterprise and its opportunities and challenges. It gives CIOs the combined capabilities of both private and public clouds and networks, but also adds architectural complexity and blind spots for support, management and security. Riverbed solutions such as the SteelApp, SteelCentral and SteelHead product families are designed to enable the hybrid enterprise perform at its peak, optimizing application and data performance across private and public data centers and networks.

“As applications move between on-premise and cloud environments, Riverbed on vCloud Air can move with them, providing end users with a positive experience wherever the application is deployed,” said Jeff Pancottine, senior vice president and general manager of SteelApp at Riverbed. “SteelCentral Service Controller for SteelApp can be used to manage the licensing of many instances of SteelApp Traffic Manager, a market leading virtual ADC, across the hybrid enterprise, keeping costs down and simplifying manageability. SteelHead helps deliver the ideal end-user experience with its application optimization and acceleration capabilities.”

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

More information on Riverbed SteelApp Traffic Manager, SteelCentral Services Controller for SteelApp and SteelHead CX can be found at Riverbed.com, within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) or by visiting the VMware vCloud Air Marketplace.

Customers interested in evaluating Riverbed solutions can get free trials here:

The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™

In a world where application performance equals business performance, Riverbed offers the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing, so that business objectives – not technical constraints – drive how applications and data are delivered. Location-independent computing is the architectural flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those applications to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the cost of running the business and maximize employee productivity. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ enables organizations to embrace location-independent computing with the ability to analyze, diagnose and resolve application and data delivery issues.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100. Learn more 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 vCloud Air and VMware Ready are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” and/or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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