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WAN Network Optimization Solution

  1. 1. Club Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Consolidates IT Infrastructure with Riverbed Improves Performance of Web-based Applications, Speeds the Sharing of Information between 19 OfficesBangalore, – October XX 2008 – Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD), the technologyand market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced that ClubMahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd has selected and deployed Riverbed®Steelhead® appliances. The deployment across its 19 locations in India allowed ClubMahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd to consolidate its IT infrastructure whileincreasing the performance of its business applications.Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd., (MHRIL) a part of the Infrastructure Sector ofthe Mahindra Group, brings to the industry values such as Reliability, Trust andCustomer Satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company‟s flagship brand „Club MahindraHolidays‟, today has a fast growing customer base of over 60,000 members and 15beautiful Resorts at some of the most exotic spots in India and abroad.Prior to the Riverbed deployment, the Club Mahindra team faced major concerns andchallenges with the performance of business applications over their wide area network(WAN). For cost and ease of connectivity, Club Mahindra locations are interconnectedvia a satellite network (VSAT). Even at the maximum capacity bandwidth offered, officesin the North and South of India continued to experience high latency and slowapplication performance which affected user productivity. Due to the inherent latency ofVSAT communications, Club Mahindra faced significant performance issues with thecentralized backup process for their users‟ critical data and patch management.After a successful trial between its Chennai and Bangalore offices, Club Mahindraextended the Riverbed deployment to all its 19 offices. The 19 offices of Club Mahindranow enjoy more than the promised benefits – consolidation of IT infrastructure to thecentral data enter, enhancing user performance, optimized bandwidth by the removal oflatent and repetitive data and more importantly generating ROI.“Buying bandwidth is expensive; however with Riverbed Wide-area Data Services(WDS) technology, organizations can succeed in using less bandwidth thereby saving ITcosts. Simultaneously, the Riverbed Steelhead appliance can improve applicationperformance and download time, allowing every office within an organization to increaseproductivity and enhance their collaboration across geographies. This is exactly whatClub Mahindra has embarked on and is reaping full benefits of its deployment,” saidVivek Singh, regional director, India & SAARC at Riverbed Technology.About Club MahindraClub Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd., is part of the Rs. 17,100 crore (USD 4.5Billion) Mahindra Group; a company firmly on the growth path. Today, Club Mahindrahas over 50,000 satisfied members.About Riverbed
  2. 2. Riverbed Technology is the technology and market leader in wide-area data services(WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance overthe wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what usersexperience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributedworkforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information aboutRiverbed (Nasdaq: RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.Riverbed Technology, Riverbed, Steelhead, RiOS, Interceptor, and the Riverbed logoare trademarks or registered trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All othertrademarks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.Steelhead ProductsRiverbed WDS solutions enable organizations of all sizes to overcome a host of severeproblems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remotesites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centers, remote officesand mobile workers by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, Riverbed‟saward-winning Steelhead WDS products enable companies to consolidate IT, improvebackup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improve staff productivityand collaboration. Steelhead products have been deployed in organizations ranging fromthe world‟s largest corporations with offices around the globe to small companies with acouple of sites that are just miles apart. To learn more, view Riverbed‟s demo:www.riverbed.com/pr/jack.Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating tothe expected demand for Riverbeds products and services, and statements relating toRiverbed‟s ability to meet the needs of distributed organizations. These forward-lookingstatements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do notfully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from thoseexpressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertaintiesthat could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by suchforward-looking statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in ourbusiness and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs ordevelop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of ourproducts; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with ourdistribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, salescycles and prices for our products and services; shortages or price fluctuations in oursupply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; general political,economic and market conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties describedmore fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and ExchangeCommission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed‟sbusiness are set forth in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on April 29, 2008. Allforward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to usas of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-lookingstatements. Any future product, feature or related specification that may be referencedin this release are for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver anytechnology or enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plansat any time.MEDIA CONTACTS
  3. 3. Teo Lay PengRiverbed Technology(65) 96423900lpteo@riverbed.comMurali Sashidharan20:20 MEDIA099019 91060murali@2020india.com

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