Network Backup, Replication, and Recovery


Limited bandwidth, high latency, and dropped and out-of-order packets can slow data replication across a WAN to a crawl, or prevent it from happening entirely. Silver Peak's Velocity solution for replication acceleration addresses this to enable more data to be transferred in less time between geographically dispersed locations.

Silver Peak software prevents transfer times from falling behind cycle times and eliminates the need to spend more money on WAN bandwidth to accommodate peak workloads. As a result, the combined NetApp/Silver Peak solution is essential for enterprises with stringent Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).

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Joint Benefits

  • Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) – Replicate more data in less time to remote offsite locations.
  • Replicate over longer distances - Eliminate distance limitations between source/target devices.
  • Improve business continuity – Maintain redundant data center(s) for hot failover.
  • Lower disaster recovery costs - Eliminate costly dedicated networks for replication and avoid bandwidth upgrades.


  • Limited bandwidth, congestion, latency, and out-of-order or lost packets are all common challenges associated with replicating data across an IP wide area network (WAN). Any one of these problems can impede replication processes or prevent them from happening entirely. These issues can also increase the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data protection by preventing replication and backup services from taking place on shared WAN infrastructures such as MPLS and IP VPNs.
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  • Deploying Silver Peak and NetApp SnapMirror in under 5 minutes
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  • This document describes the configuration of NetApp 7-mode SnapMirror for use with Silver Peak Velocity Replication Acceleration, VRX. When Silver Peak VRX software is deployed with the NetApp SnapMirror, a static route is used to direct replication traffic to the VRX software for acceleration.
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  • The Entertainment Company is a leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services in the United States. When The Entertainment Company wanted to establish a disaster recovery site, it faced a challenge all too familiar to many enterprises: How to replicate large amounts of data across the country and still meet Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs)? 
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  • Silver Peak + NetApp Partnership podcast
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