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TMCNet:  Riverbed Named to UBM Channel's CRN Data Center 100

[January 22, 2013]

Riverbed Named to UBM Channel's CRN Data Center 100

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 22, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2013 Data Center 100 list. This annual list recognizes technology vendors for powering, supporting, and protecting today's data center services in an environmentally and economically friendly manner, while boosting efficiency and productivity. Organizations worldwide leverage Riverbed(R) solutions to address performance challenges as they re-architect their IT infrastructures in pursuit of cost efficiency, manageability, and flexibility.

Key IT initiatives, such as virtualization and cloud computing, are challenging existing network designs and fueling a new wave of data center transformation. New virtual, cloud, and software-defined data center architectures enable global IT organizations to effectively consolidate infrastructure and reduce costs, but also introduce new complexities and performance bottlenecks that can cause the end-user experience to suffer.

By providing partners with the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that span wide area network (WAN) optimization, application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, enhance business resilience, and control costs.

"The Riverbed partner program provides our partner community with performance solutions, training and incentives to support their continued growth," said Johnna Bowley, senior director, Global Channel Strategy and Programs at Riverbed. "Being recognized as one of the CRN Data Center 100 underscores our commitment to delivering the performance solutions and programs that help our partners deliver the speed, cost savings, and control global IT organizations need to optimize their next generation data centers and deliver a superlative user experience." "The 2013 Data Center 100 list recognizes vendors that, over the course of 2012, have shown a dedication to the innovation and advancement of today's data center services," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for UBM Channel. "The recent upsurge in cloud computing has solution providers searching for new ways to ensure their clients maintain connectivity while mitigating costs and security threats. We congratulate each vendor on the 2013 Data Center 100 list for providing a significant growth opportunity for solution providers to build their business by offering cutting-edge products and services to customers." Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Data Center 100 list is featured in the January issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About Riverbed Riverbed delivers 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 www.riverbed.com.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com) UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com) UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, and statements relating to Riverbed's ability to grow market share and meet the needs of distributed organizations. 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. Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on October 25, 2012. 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.

MEDIA CONTACT Alissa Vasilevskis Riverbed Technology 415-486-7908 Email Contact INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT Renee Lyall Riverbed Technology 415-247-6353 Email Contact SOURCE: Riverbed Technology http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=97DCBC5F48BA3A40 http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=FB9B5AB298EEA00B

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