Riverbed Appoints Avnet as a Distributor in Australia

Riverbed Appoints Avnet as a Distributor in Australia
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – April 23, 2012 – Riverbed Technology, the performance company, today announced it has appointed Avnet Technology Solutions as a distributor for the Australian market.
Avnet will distribute the Riverbed® product portfolio, which spans WAN optimisation, edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI), application-aware network performance management (NPM), application delivery, web content optimisation (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup and disaster recovery. Avnet already serves as a distribution channel partner to Riverbed in North America and EMEA.
Avnet will leverage its existing Riverbed expertise, sales force, technical capabilities, logistics services and breadth of customer relationships to support Riverbed across the country. Avnet joins Distribution Central and M.Tech as Authorized Riverbed Distributors in the Australian region.
“As the Riverbed solution portfolio expands and our global business grows we need distribution partnerships that can grow with us,” said Joe McPhillips, channel director for Australia and New Zealand at Riverbed. “We are confident that Avnet’s deep understanding of networking, security and storage will be key to delivering the Performance Platform. Their business partner network and successful track record in supporting enterprise channels mean that together we are well positioned to address our customers’ dynamic business requirement, now and in the future.”
Commenting on the appointment, Greg Newham, general manager of distribution for Australia and New Zealand at Avnet said, “Riverbed solutions add real value and a distinct advantage to Avnet's portfolio. They enable us to augment existing solutions therefore increasing opportunities within our business partners' customer base. Coupled with Avnet's ability to deliver first-class sales tools, training and support through our SolutionsPath program, we have the perfect foundation for developing new opportunities and driving incremental growth to the benefit of all parties: end user customers, business partners and Riverbed.”
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To learn more about Avnet’s Riverbed offerings, please contact the distributor on 1300 36 25 25.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for Riverbed's products and services, statements regarding performance results of Riverbed solutions that may suggest likely or certain outcomes, statements regarding increased business or profitability, and statements relating to Riverbed’s ability to 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. More information about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed’s business are set forth in our Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 10, 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.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. For fiscal year 2011, the group served customers and suppliers in more than 70 countries and generated US $11.5 billion in annual revenue. Avnet Technology Solutions (www.ats.avnet.com) is an operating group of Avnet, Inc.
About Avnet, Inc
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.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 is available at www.riverbed.com.
Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective owners.
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Avnet Technology Solutions - Australia
Paul Sadler
National Marketing Manager
Tel: (02) 8875 0437

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