Commtech to Distribute Silver Peak WAN Optimization in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

SANTA CLARA, Oct. 20, 2011 — Silver Peak Systems today announced that Commtech Distribution, one of Ireland's leading IT distributors, today announced that it will distribute the entire portfolio of Silver Peak data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization appliances to resellers across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Commtech brings a wealth of expertise to Silver Peak in developing the channel market in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  The company has a strong installed base of resellers that have adopted the market’s leading storage platform, and are expected to do the same with the industry’s leading data center class WAN optimization solution.

Silver Peak virtual and physical appliances provide the highest-capacity and most comprehensive options for deploying WAN optimization anywhere in the network on any platform.  This will enable enterprises throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cost-effectively deploy WAN optimization in all business locations and for all enterprise applications.

“We are pleased to have become a distribution partner with Silver Peak to offer our channel partners a very cost-competitive and versatile WAN optimization solution for enterprise customers,” says Justin Owens, managing director, Commtech Distribution.  “Silver Peak adds significant value to our current portfolio and helps to further strengthen the comprehensive offerings to our reseller partners.”

Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) powers the entire portfolio of Silver Peak NX, VX, and VRX products, ranging from megabits-per-second (Mbps) to multi-gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in WAN capacity with hundreds-of-thousands of simultaneous sessions in a single appliance.  Customers benefit from Silver Peak’s real-time network optimization techniques that optimize all IP applications.  

With Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution, large amounts of data can be moved across long distances.  In addition, enterprises save money by avoiding WAN bandwidth upgrades and leveraging cost effective MPLS, Internet VPN, and cloud technologies.  This is achieved with industry leading scalability, performance and reliability, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of data center class initiatives, such as data center consolidation, disaster recovery, server centralization, and desktop virtualization.

“Ireland is an important market for Silver Peak that offers exciting growth potential,” explains Pierre Langlois, director of EMEA channel sales at Silver Peak.  “We were looking for a distributor who really understands WAN optimization solutions, and Commtech was able to offer us a unique mix of skills.  Working closely together in this region, we will raise Silver Peak’s brand awareness, grow our reseller base, and increase revenue.”\

About Commtech
Commtech is a leading, independent Irish IT Distributor providing an extensive portfolio of solutions and value added services, including certified technical training, consultancy, and marketing and pre-sales support services. As a technology specialist in the areas of virtualisation, storage and security, Commtech develops tailored, cost-effective technology solutions for its nationwide network of resellers.  Commtech is the Irish distributor of leading international brands such as: EMC, VMware, McAfee, Acronis, Sonicwall, Veeam, Iomega, Barracuda, Quest, Safenet, Kerio and ZyXel.   

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 Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling rapid deployment of WAN optimization on any platform, any hypervisor, anywhere within an enterprise.  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 .