Silver Peak Integrates WAN Optimization Software with New Dell Branch Data Center-in-a-Box

Eliminates Cost and Complexity of Dedicated WAN Optimization Hardware in Branch Offices

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4, 2013 – Silver Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today announced integration of its virtual WAN optimization software with the new Dell PowerEdge VRTX converged IT solution for branch offices. Silver Peak extends the Dell VRTX high-performance “data center-in-a-box” capabilities with up to 20x faster communications to additional remote offices, data centers and the cloud over any wide area network.

As users become more distributed and application requirements expand, it becomes more difficult to deliver IT services to branch offices. Dell PowerEdge VRTX addresses these challenges by converging server, storage and networking functionality into a single, office-optimized chassis.  However, a challenge remains when users in branch offices need to communicate with other remote users, access centralized applications in data centers, or connect to cloud services. Silver Peak WAN optimization software complements the Dell VRTX platform to solve these challenges and overcome limited WAN bandwidth, distance, and poor network quality that hinders branch office productivity and data mobility performance.

“Running a mix of different hardware in today’s branch office is inefficient, costly, and no longer necessary,” said Brian Payne, executive director for PowerEdge servers at Dell. “The Dell PowerEdge VRTX redefines the remote office data center by reducing hardware sprawl and converging best-in-class server, storage and networking in a compact footprint for the branch. Silver Peak understands this model well and its software-based WAN optimization complements the Dell VRTX to help customers reduce costs of long-distance networking and data acceleration between branch offices, data centers and the cloud.”

Silver Peak is a Dell Global Preferred Partner for WAN optimization in more than 30 countries. Silver Peak today provides real-time network optimization techniques into Dell data center switching, campus networking, server, and storage products, and is also proven to lower costs and improve recovery point objectives (RPO) for offsite backup and disaster recovery when complementing Dell Compellent and EqualLogic solutions.

For the Dell VRTX integration, Silver Peak conducted extensive testing and developed joint best practices with Dell to deliver the optimal data acceleration software solution. The Silver Peak VX software runs on the Dell PowerEdge VRTX system using either Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere Hypervisors, and provides all of Silver Peak’s best-in-class WAN optimization features and functionality. The Silver Peak software for Dell VRTX can scale to gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of WAN capacity, which translates into LAN-like performance for traditional branch office applications like e-mail, Web, and file sharing.

“Our software-based approach to WAN optimization has uniquely enabled us to collaborate with Dell in this highly-integrated fashion,” said Rick Tinsley, president and CEO of Silver Peak. “Deploying Silver Peak software on Dell VRTX can save customers up to 80 percent in data acceleration costs compared to deploying a competitor’s stand alone WAN optimization hardware in a branch. We are excited about these synergies with Dell that will help more customers improve the performance of their remote office applications while reducing branch office IT costs.”

Demo at Dell Enterprise Forum
Silver Peak is showcasing its industry-leading WAN optimization software at the Dell Enterprise Forum being held this week June 4-6, 2013 in San Jose, CA.

Pricing and Availability
Silver Peak is offering a specially-priced version of its software exclusively for the Dell PowerEdge VRTX at $5,995 for a perpetual license or $3,295 for a one-year subscription. The Silver Peak VX software for Dell VRTX will be available globally for order from the Dell website at the same time the Dell VRTX becomes available on June 25, 2013.

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About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch offices and the cloud.  The company’s software-defined acceleration solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast and reliable access to data anywhere in the world.  Leveraging its leadership in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT projects like virtualization, disaster recovery and cloud computing.  Download Silver Peak software today at http://marketplace.silver-peak.com.