Riverbed Helps LeasePlan

Riverbed helps LeasePlan achieve IT consolidation across the UK

February 13, 2008

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SAN FRANCISCO -- RiverbedTechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader inwide-area data services (WDS), today announced that LeasePlan, agrowing international network of companies engaged in fleet andvehicle management, has selected and deployed Riverbed's WDSsolutions across its UK offices. The implementation has enabledproductivity at the company's remote offices to greatly improve byimproving application response times, while also consolidating the ITbackup process and providing annual cost savings.

LeasePlan UK works with some of the largest and most prestigiousfleets in the UK. It has more than 130,000 vehicles in its fleet,employs over 600 employees and has an annual turnover of more thanGBP 100m. LeasePlan upgraded its wide-area network (WAN) as part of aglobal project to rationalize its network operation to a singleservice provider. The end goal was to improve the performance ofapplications over the network and deliver cost savings to theorganization. Unfortunately, the outcome did not yield such results,so the IT team was forced to look elsewhere to satisfy theirapplication performance improvement needs.

LeasePlan's IT reseller, Redstor, recommended Riverbed Technology.After a consultation and trial period with the Riverbed(R)Steelhead(R) appliances, LeasePlan UK installed Steelhead products ateach of its four UK locations. Upon activation, LeasePlan recognizeda 10 times performance improvement in application response times,particularly for Microsoft office applications, and cut its WAN-basedbackup and update process from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes.

"The Riverbed Steelhead appliances do 'what it says on the tin,' theinstallation was quick and simple and the results were noticeablealmost instantaneously," said Andy Hussey, IT infrastructure architectat LeasePlan UK. "We needed a solution that would allow our employeesto share information across the four UK sites. The Riverbedinstallation has effectively increased our network capacity by up tofive times, with speed of document access increasing substantially,"commented Hussey.

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