Charter Bank Selects Silver Peak for WAN Optimization

NX Appliances Deliver 4x Improvement in Dell EqualLogic Replication across WAN

Santa Clara, Calif., November 4, 2009 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that Charter Bank has selected Silver Peak’s NX appliances to optimize the performance of Dell EqualLogic replication across the company’s WAN.  With Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution, Charter Bank has reduced the amount of time required to protect key traffic across the WAN, while avoiding costly WAN bandwidth upgrades. 

“Through a combination of real-time optimization techniques, Silver Peak enabled us to reduce our replication times from 24 hours to 8 hours over our existing WAN infrastructure,” said Tom Robertson, CTO at Charter Bank.  “The NX appliances have become critical to our disaster recovery processes, enabling us to backup all of our data to a secure offsite location in a fast, reliable, and cost effective manner.” 

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 appliances scale from Mbps 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 Charter Bank

Charter Bank is a community bank for family-owned businesses, high net worth individuals, and professionals throughout Greater King County with offices in Bellevue, Redmond, Kent, and Downtown Seattle. At Charter Bank, clients enjoy friendly, professional, and detailed service from experienced account officers with local market knowledge. They also benefit from quick turnaround on important decisions and transactions and 24/7 access to online banking. Employees of Charter Bank are shareholders and are committed to the financial success of the organization. For more information, visit .

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak develops data center class network 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 solution is a strategic enabler for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, disaster recovery, server centralization, and global application / desktop virtualization.

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