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Riverbed Wins a Frost & Sullivan 2015 CIO Impact Award in Unified Communications and Collaboration

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Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD) , the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Frost & Sullivan has honored the company in its annual 2015 CIO Impact Awards. Riverbed(R) was named one of the 44 winners for implementing a new cloud-based collaboration platform that has already improved the way employees work across the global organization. This year’s award-winners include enterprise teams and individuals that are enabling breakthrough business models and strategies through the innovative use of transformative technologies.

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A panel of expert judges, that included award-winning chief information officers and Frost & Sullivan researchers, determined that Riverbed executed an outstanding unified communications and collaboration platform project by overhauling collaboration tools with cloud-based applications. Riverbed deployed Microsoft Office 365 for productivity anywhere, Yammer for enterprise social networking, OneDrive for cloud file sharing, and other cloud-based tools for collaboration. Awards are being presented to the IT teams that led the highest-scoring projects in eight categories: Enterprise Social Networking, Advanced Software Development, Enterprise Architecture, Mobility, Cloud Computing, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Data and Network Resilience, and Advanced Analytics and Big Data. Winners of the 2015 CIO Impact Awards were honored at a gala event on February 10, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, Calif., in association with the 3rd Annual ConNEXTions 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange. At the gala Riverbed was named “Best in Class” in the Unified Communications and Collaboration category.

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award and be recognized for our internal IT achievements,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, Chairman and CEO, Riverbed. “Our CIO, Ginna Raahauge and key members of the IT team led the effort with help from employees across the company.”

“At our core,” Kennelly continued, “Riverbed is about application performance that drives business performance, and that’s exactly what this IT initiative has achieved for our global workforce. Like our customers, Riverbed is a hybrid enterprise, using on-premises, cloud and SaaS applications. And like our customers, we use Riverbed products to provide optimization, visibility and control – in this case to deliver the new cloud-based, collaboration application platform to our employees. As we continue to deploy SaaS applications within company, it helps us even better understand the challenges companies face and the best solutions to leverage all the benefits of hybrid networking.”

Riverbed is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure. The Riverbed Application Performance PlatformTM enables CIOs to deliver, control, and optimize all IT resources across the hybrid enterprise. It is the most complete platform to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance.

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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 the hybrid enterprise to ensure applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues can be proactively detected and resolved before impacting business performance. Riverbed enables hybrid enterprises to transform application performance into a competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging IT to create new forms of operational agility. Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

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