California Water Service Company Deploys Silver Peak for WAN Optimization

Leading Water Utility Implements Silver Peak NX Appliances

Santa Clara, Calif., July 6, 2010 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that California Water Service Group’s largest subsidiary, California Water Service Company (Cal Water), has deployed Silver Peak’s NX appliances to optimize NetApp SnapMirror replication between data centers and improve the performance of key productivity applications across the company’s twenty-nine distributed offices.

Silver Peak employs real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs.  These techniques include:

Silver Peak’s award winning NX and VX appliances scale from Kbps to Gbps of WAN capacity.  They are designed to optimize all IP traffic, regardless of transport protocol and application software version.  By delivering the highest capacity appliances that benefit the widest range of applications, Silver Peak is the most cost effective WAN optimization solution for large enterprise networks.

About Cal Water
California Water Service Group is the third largest investor-owned water utility in the United States.  The San Jose-based company began providing water utility services in 1926 and today serves more than 460,000 customers through 28 Customer and Operations Centers throughout California.

California Water Service Group also includes Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services. As a whole, the company provides high-quality regulated and non-regulated utility services to approximately 2 million people in 100 communities.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization. The company’s award winning NX appliances use real-time network optimization techniques to maximize WAN bandwidth and quality while minimizing the effects of WAN latency. This improves data throughput and application performance across the WAN while lowering WAN bandwidth expenditures.

Silver Peak optimizes all IP applications with industry leading capacity. This makes the solution strategic to a variety of enterprise initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, branch office server centralization, disaster recovery, and application/desktop virtualization.

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