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Silver Peak is a Dell preferred global Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization partner.

By integrating Silver Peak real-time network optimization techniques into Dell data center switching, campus networking, server, and storage products, enterprises can cost-effectively increase network capacity, optimize network quality, and ensure maximum performance over distance - all while reducing ongoing IT operating costs.

Silver Peak is field proven with many Dell solutions, including Dell AppAssure, Compellent, DR4100, EqualLogic,  and PowerConnect devices.  In addition, SIlver Peak runs on Dell PowerEdge servers and is integrated with the new Dell VRTX PowerEdge data-center-in-a-box.

Joint Benefits

  • Accelerate application performance in remote and branch offices - To provide the distributed enterprise a more seamless user experience regardless of location, Dell and Silver Peak extend local network performance to all enterprise locations.
  • Optimize communications between data centers - Silver Peak extends replication distances, lowers costs, and ensures consistent replication throughput for Dell Compellent™ and EqualLogic™ customers.
  • Minimize hardware footprint - Silver Peak's virtual appliances run on Dell hardware supporting common hypervisors, which enables WAN optimization to be easily deployed in a cost-effective manner.

For more information, email dell@silver-peak.com

 

Resources

  • The wide area network (WAN) has always been about connecting users to applications and moving data over long distances. This includes connectivity for collaboration among enterprise users, clients, suppliers, and partners across distributed geographical locations. It also includes the movement of data over distance for disaster recovery and business continuity.
    Category: Research, Measuring Results, Informational
  • This is a Dell reference architecture document including Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell Compellent SC4020, Microsoft Server 2012 Hyper-V, and featuring Dell Networking 100GbE switches and Silver Peak WAN solutions.
    Category: Informational
  • Colonial Savings F.A., one of the largest mortgage servicing companies in the US, had built what should have been the perfect disaster recovery plan, only problem was that network quality problems were interfering with off-site data replication. Silver Peak Velocity and Dell EqualLogic solved the problem, improving replication throughput by 7x, meeting Colonial's Recovery Point Objective (RPO).  This profile will particularly beneficial to  IT professionals in banking, mortgage servicing or other financial services as well as anyone interested in understanding replication acceleration or how virtual data acceleration can help with disaster recovery and business continuity. 
    Category: Evaluation, Measuring Results
  • In today’s enterprise, users are increasingly distributed while data is increasingly centralized. This places an increased burden on the underlying network infrastructure as a key enabler for various strategic corporate initiatives, such as server/storage consolidation, remote backup/replication, and unified communications. Dell has partnered with Silver Peak to address this challenge. Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) can help cost effectively increase network capacity, optimize network quality, and help ensure maximum performance over distance - all while helping to reduce ongoing IT operating costs. The combined Dell / Silver Peak solution delivers LAN-like network performance to distributed employees, making it a strategic enabler for enterprises of all sizes. 
    Category: Informational
  • Category: Best Practices
  • As users become more distributed, and application requirements more diverse, delivering IT services to branch and remote offices becomes increasingly difficult. Dell™ PowerEdge™ VRTX addresses this challenge by converging servers, storage and networking functionality into a single, office-optimized chassis. Integrated, pretested and certified, VRTX delivers a complete technology platform that users can deploy smoothly and operate confidently, bringing unprecedented simplicity, efficiency and versatility to any office environment. 
    Category: Informational
  • This document details the joint solution, benefits, and joint solutions architecture of Silver Peak Virtual WAN Optimization and Dell PowerEdge VRTX.
    Category: Informational
  • As data volumes increase it becomes increasingly difficult to maximize data availability while still meeting backup requirements. With businesses operating 24x7, IT departments are under intense pressure to ensure data availability and integrity while still meeting capacity and backup window constraints. When IT resources are unavailable, business is unavailable. Without a DR strategy, organizations can lose hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars of revenue as well as long-term customer relationships.
    Category: Informational
  • As storage volumes grow, it becomes increasingly diffi cult to recover from data loss. Real-time replication between data centers or to a disaster recovery (DR) facility requires security and protection, but it can be diffi cult to achieve within your current infrastructure. 
    Category: Best Practices
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  • This document describes the configuration of Silver Peak Velocity appliances for Dell Compellent Remote Instant Replay deployments using iSCSI over Ethernet. For this deployment, the Silver Peak Velocity appliance will act as the next-hop for the Remote Instant Replay traffic. The iSCSI adapter(s) used for replication on the Compellent arrays will use the Velocity appliance as the default gateway. The Velocity appliance will optimize the Remote Instant Replay traffic and then forward it across the WAN to the remote site. 
    Category: Best Practices
  • This technical report details the benefits that Silver Peak’s replication acceleration software provides for Dell Compellent Remote Instant Replay deployments. This report includes performance results from the Compellent test lab.
    Category: Best Practices
  • Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series virtualized iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs) leverage numerous benefits inherent in the standard iSCSI protocol, including its high ease-of-use, low networking infrastructure costs and low total cost of ownership (TCO). When layered on top of TCP/IP, iSCSI storage can use IP-based Wide Area Networks (WANs) as the foundation for consolidating backup processes and enabling disaster recovery. The PS Series Auto-Replication feature — standard with all PS Series arrays, no additional activation fees or licenses — can leverage enterprise WANs to cost-effectively replicate data between geographically distributed sites.
    Category: Best Practices
  • This document describes the configuration of Silver Peak physical and virtual appliances for Dell EqualLogic isolated iSCSI SAN and 3-2-1 deployments. For this deployment the iSCSI SANs at the primary and secondary sites are isolated from the LAN and WAN router, Figure 1. Because the iSCSI SAN is in an isolated subnet, EqualLogic Auto-Replication cannot be used unless changes are made to the network by connecting the iSCSI SAN to the LAN or adding an additional connection from the WAN router to the iSCSI SAN. In order to simplify replication deployments with an isolated iSCSI SAN, Silver Peak physical or virtual appliances are used to optimize and route replication traffic across the WAN. 
    Category: Best Practices
  • Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays optimize resources by automating performance and network load balancing. Additionally, PS Series arrays offer all-inclusive array management software, host software, and free firmware updates
    Category: Best Practices
  • Category: Best Practices
  • Category: Evaluation, Informational
  • This is a demonstration of Silver Peak VX virtual WAN optimization software accelerating remote file transfers (CIFS) between a data center and a remote branch office.
    Category: Evaluation, Informational
  • This video demonstration shows Silver Peak VX virtual WAN optimization software optimizing unified communications and streaming media over a wide area network.
    Category: Evaluation, Informational
  • Category: Research