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Riverbed Whitewater Named “Product of the Year” by Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com in Backup Hardware Category

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Riverbed® Whitewater® cloud storage appliances have been named Product of the Year by Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com in the category for backup hardware. Winners were selected based on innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

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The Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com “2013 Products of the Year” awards recognize winners in six categories: backup and DR software, backup hardware, storage infrastructure, storage management tools, storage system software and storage systems, and are presented by the editors of TechTarget’s Storage Media Group. The awards were judged by the Storage magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Judges selected the 16 “Products of the Year” from among enterprise storage-related products introduced, upgraded and shipped after Nov. 1, 2012, and before Oct. 25, 2013.

“By deploying Riverbed Whitewater as part of a cloud strategy, IT teams eliminate wasted days of backing up to tape, as well as the management headaches of physically moving data to and from offsite storage,” said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager of the Storage Delivery Business Unit at Riverbed. “IT departments can now focus on providing higher value to the organization in two ways. First, in the event of disaster or loss of data, recovery of files takes just minutes from the Whitewater appliance, instead of days with tape. And second, companies can reduce costs and risks by de-duplicating traffic, greatly reducing the amount of data sent to and from the cloud, and encrypt the data to ensure it’s secure both in the cloud and in transit.”

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Whitewater is a purpose-built storage appliance, optimized for data protection and archiving, that helps seamlessly integrate cloud storage infrastructures to deliver instant recovery, end-to-end security and the industry’s most cost-effective storage for backup and archive data.

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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 www.SearchStorage.com.

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 the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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