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Riverbed's Stingray Supports VMware

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced an extension of its strategic partnership with VMware with the introduction of a performance management solution for software-defined networks (SDN) and the ability to provision wide area network (WAN) optimization for virtual data centers (VDC). The planned Riverbed® solutions will ensure the operational viability and performance of VMware-based SDNs and VDCs. Riverbed Cascade® product family support for VXLAN will provide IT organizations with an application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution for SDN performance management. In addition, Riverbed Steelhead® Cloud Edition will be further integrated with VMware vCloud Director® to simplify deployment, configuration, and management of wide area network (WAN) optimization-as-a-service for the VDC. Riverbed also announced that it intends to release additional Cascade products in virtual editions with the introduction of Cascade® Profiler Virtual Edition and Cascade® Gateway Virtual Edition.

"Our partnership with Riverbed was founded on the goal to help enterprises accelerate their journey to the cloud and enable businesses to increase efficiency and improve productivity while reducing costs. Rigid networking and security architectures based on purpose-built hardware and fragmented management interfaces pose a barrier to achieving the promise of the software-defined data center," said Allwyn Sequeira, vice president and CTO, networking and security, at VMware. "This latest collaboration with Riverbed brings the needed visibility and performance to address the challenges associated with the next evolution of virtualization, and enables customers to embrace SDNs."

In a separate release: SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced the integration of Riverbed® Stingray™ Traffic Manager, its software and virtual application delivery controller (ADC), with VMware® vFabric™ Application Director™, a hybrid cloud application provisioning solution. This solution combines Stingray Traffic Manager software application acceleration capability with VMware vFabric Application Director automation to allow customers to create application blueprints that can be used to provision and scale multi-tier applications, faster and smarter in a hybrid cloud environment. These application blueprints can use application delivery features of Stingray Traffic Manager software for a higher level of application portability across cloud services and repeatable deployments of selected applications with standard deployment settings.

Application development and portability are evolving and can become more complex as companies continue to move to the cloud. The need for real-time updates of application functionality changes frequently in scale, and user demand for constant availability and reliability place new pressure on application architects. These challenges are time consuming and can be costly for an enterprise deploying and updating its applications in the cloud. Stingray Traffic Manager software provides enterprises with a solution to accelerate, automate, provision, and scale their clouds cost effectively.

"Though cloud computing provides enterprises with many benefits, the need to instantly meet user demands can prove challenging for application architects," said Rohit Mehra, director of Enterprise Communications Infrastructure at IDC. "Solutions for these challenges must match the nature of the cloud itself -- they must be innovative and flexible. The merging of acceleration and automation capabilities is invaluable for organizations seeking to quickly and cost-efficiently deploy and provide high-performing applications."

Riverbed Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: RVBD)

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