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Pacnet teams with Riverbed to deliver latest application acceleration solution across key markets in Asia

Wide-area data services provider, Riverbed, has teamed with service provider, Pacnet, to launch an service to help enterprises accelerate their application performance by up to 50 times.
  • 24 September, 2008 09:21

<p>Pacnet today launched its Application Acceleration Service, enabling enterprises to speed up application performance across their IP network for increased business efficiency without any added complexity. Pacnet has partnered with Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), to deliver this new service through the Riverbed® flagship Steelhead® appliances and Steelhead Mobile client software. Together with Pacnet’s next-generation network, enterprises can accelerate the performance of some applications by up to 50 times.</p>
<p>“Unique to Pacnet’s solution is the ability to leverage the region’s most extensive submarine cable network EAC-C2C, to provide diverse and robust network connections to support the service,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, Pacnet. “Customers can also enjoy Pacnet’s detailed traffic utilizsation and application performance reporting features.”</p>
<p>“As multinational enterprises need to support a more geographically dispersed workforce and a greater number of users and devices accessing applications across their network, the challenge is to improve the user experience. This new service is specifically designed to help enterprises address this challenge by providing a solution to manage, monitor and accelerate performance and expand scope of applications across their network,” Mr. Barney added.</p>
<p>“We are delighted that Pacnet has selected Riverbed WDS as the basis of Pacnet’s new Application Acceleration Service. As one of the largest providers of network and related services to enterprise customers in Asia and worldwide, Pacnet brings to its customers a significant opportunity to reduce total cost, improve return-on-investment and achieve better overall business processes – all in a managed service environment that relieves customers of the worries of having to manage different vendors for their various network technology needs,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, Chief Executive Officer, Riverbed.</p>
<p>Pacnet’s Application Acceleration Service also allows enterprises to enable branch offices and mobile workers with Local Area Network (LAN)-like access to data and critical business applications such as email, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and customer relationship management (CRM) systems, across the WAN.</p>
<p>In addition to improving staff productivity and collaboration, the accelerated performance provided by the new service also enables enterprises to consolidate server and storage resources, as well as improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity.</p>
<p>Delivered as an end-to-end service, Pacnet will take on the complexity of managing the service for the customer, allowing them to focus their resources on growing their core business.</p>
<p>Pacnet’s newest end-to-end service offering adds to its expanding suite of managed services which includes its Managed Router and Managed Firewall services. It can be deployed in a day, and includes equipment procurement or leasing, installation, configuration, maintenance and 7x24 network monitoring.</p>
<p>About Pacnet</p>
<p>Pacnet is the region’s largest independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia's longest submarine cable infrastructure at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 10.24 Tbps. With a comprehensive portfolio of city-to-city connectivity, data communications and IP-based solutions and services, Pacnet is able to deliver solutions for carriers and large enterprises, as well as small/medium businesses. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit:</p>
<p>About Riverbed</p>
<p>Riverbed Technology is the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS) solutions for companies worldwide. By enabling application performance over the wide area network (WAN) that is orders of magnitude faster than what users experience today, Riverbed is changing the way people work, and enabling a distributed workforce that can collaborate as if they were local. Additional information about Riverbed (Nasdaq: RVBD) is available at</p>
<p>Steelhead products</p>
<p>Riverbed WDS solutions enable organizations of all sizes to overcome a host of severe problems, including poor application performance and insufficient bandwidth at remote sites. By speeding the performance of applications between data centers, remote offices and mobile workers by five to 50 times and in some cases up to 100 times, the Riverbed award-winning Steelhead WDS products enable companies to consolidate IT, improve backup and replication processes to ensure data integrity, and improve staff productivity and collaboration. Steelhead products have been deployed in organizations ranging from the world’s largest corporations with offices around the globe to small companies with a couple of sites that are just miles apart. To learn more, view Riverbed’s demo:</p>
<p>Forward looking statements</p>
<p>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 meet the needs of distributed organizations, including through Pacnet's Application Acceleration Service. 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-Q filed with the SEC on July 29, 2008. 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.</p>

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