Byte and Switch Recognizes Silver Peak as a Top 10 Startup in the Storage Industry

Silver Peak Distinguished for Innovative Approach to Accelerating Backup and Recovery across WAN

Mountain View, CA, September 18, 2006 – Silver Peak Systems ( ), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration appliances, today announced that Byte and Switch , a premier publication that provides news and analysis that shape the storage industry, has named the company to its list of “Top 10 Startups to Watch.”  Byte and Switch honored Silver Peak for the company’s creative take on WAN acceleration, which includes an innovative approach to data reduction that dramatically improves the performance and reliability of network backup, replication, and recovery across a WAN.

“The problem was not finding storage startups to highlight, but sifting through an abundance of information to find a few really noteworthy companies,” said the editors at Byte and Switch. “Where, we asked is the next big innovation?”

Silver Peak garnered recognition for its unique approach to WAN data reduction, whereby WAN acceleration appliances recognize duplicate information and deliver it locally - a concept known as data reduction.   Silver Peak offers the only disk based data reduction solution on the market that accelerates both TCP and UDP traffic, accommodating all backup and replication platforms and configurations.  When disk based data reduction is used in conjunction with compression, Quality of Service (QoS), latency mitigation, and loss mitigation techniques, enterprises typically see 10-20x performance improvements across common applications, including Double-Take software, NetApp SnapMirror®/SnapVault®, Veritas™ Volume Replicator, EMC® SRDF and Legato.

“Silver Peak is re-architecting the data center by overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to business continuity – the WAN,” said Rick Tinsley, CEO at Silver Peak.  “It is gratifying to see Byte and Switch recognize the importance of WAN acceleration to the storage industry, and to highlight Silver Peak as a technology leader in this critical space.”

A complete list of the Byte and Switch Top 10 Startups and brief descriptions of each company can be found at:

About Byte and Switch
Byte and Switch was launched in June 2001 by Light Reading to address enterprise users' need for clear, concise information about the exploding field of storage networking.

Effective November 2005, Byte and Switch merged with CMP's Storage Pipeline and also folded in Light Reading's Next-Generation Data Center Forum publication.

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About Silver Peak Systems, Inc .
Silver Peak facilitates the centralization of servers and storage by improving application performance across a Wide Area Network (WAN). With the company’s award winning NX family of WAN acceleration appliances, enterprises can improve disaster recovery in data centers and reduce “server sprawl” in branch and remote offices. Silver Peak delivers exceptional, transparent performance improvements for all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web, and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit

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