Advent Optimizes Global Access to Data and Applications with Silver Peak

Silver Peak WAN Optimization Eclipses Industry with Unmatched Scalability, Ease-of-Use, and more than 10x Performance Improvement of Data Transfers over Shared WANs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2011 – Providing mission-critical applications to thousands of companies requires high-performance WAN connectivity across distance. However, the underlying wide area network (WAN) infrastructure spanning the globe is plagued with bandwidth limitations, latency, and packet loss that can impair application use and delivery. Advent Software , Inc., a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, is addressing this by standardizing on the Silver Peak Systems data center class WAN optimization appliances.

Providing mission-critical applications to the investment management operations of more than 4,500 client firms around the world, Advent requires high-performance WAN connectivity between 21 global branch offices and its data centers. Advent selected Silver Peak for the real-time network optimization techniques that allowed Advent to achieve more than ten-times improvement in application and throughput performance. This ultimately reduced Advent’s IT operational costs while improving application performance between distributed branch offices and regionalized data centers.

“With clients all over the world, our business requires real-time access to centralized data and applications across all of our global locations,” said Mike Calabrese, senior network manager for Advent. “Silver Peak delivers unmatched performance when it comes to optimizing branch office and data center connectivity, especially over lower-cost, long distance shared WAN infrastructures where network quality can wreak havoc on the performance of key applications.”

Following an exhaustive evaluation of WAN optimization products, Advent selected Silver Peak to replace the company’s existing WAN optimization implementation, citing Silver Peak’s industry-leading scale, ease-of-use, and unique ability to optimize all traffic over lower-cost shared WAN infrastructures. Advent benefits from Silver Peak’s unique features that include Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency, Network Integrity to correct packet delivery issues and intelligently allocate WAN resources, and Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization.

Silver Peak partner NuSpective Solutions was also instrumental in working with Advent to get the Silver Peak WAN optimization appliances selected and deployed.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company’s unique network approach to WAN optimization delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling enterprises to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances. Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solutions are strategic enablers for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, cloud computing, disaster recovery, server centralization, and hosted virtual desktops (VDI). For more information, visit the Silver Peak InfoCenter .