Continuum Creates a Better WAN Experience with Silver Peak

NX Appliances Improve Apple File Sharing over IP VPN

Santa Clara, Calif., July 15, 2009 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, has selected Silver Peak’s NX appliances to optimize Apple file sharing and other business critical applications across the WAN.  By overcoming quality issues within the company’s IP VPN, Silver Peak has improved the performance of all of Continuum’s IP applications while maximizing the company’s investment in their existing network infrastructure.

“Packet delivery issues on our IP VPN were causing low bandwidth utilization and inconstant application behavior” said Brendan Mullen, IT Director at Continuum.  “By fixing this problem at the network layer, Silver Peak improved the performance of all of our key business applications.  Silver Peak’s NX appliances particularly stood out for their ability to optimize X-platform file sharing between Apple clients and Windows Servers, voice over IP (VoIP), virtual applications, and other real-time traffic that is notoriously difficult to deliver across shared WAN connections.” 

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

Silver Peak’s unique network approach to WAN acceleration delivers unprecedented performance and scalability.  Silver Peak provides the highest capacity appliances on the market, and the only solution that optimizes all IP traffic (independent of software version and transport protocol).  This includes file, email, web, SQL, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), real-time data replication, and remote backup.

By optimizing the most applications using the fewest appliances, Silver Peak provides the best Return on Investment (ROI) for WAN optimization.

About Continuum

Continuum is a global innovation and design consultancy that helps turn ideas into realities. Through exhaustive investigation and user research, Continuum undertakes a deeply immersive role in a client’s businesses to formulate design and brand strategies that are both fiscally sound and consumer relevant. Since 1983, Continuum has created meaningful design for companies worldwide including American Express, Andersen Windows, Procter and Gamble, BMW, Master Lock, Moen, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson. Continuum has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Milan, Seoul and Shanghai.

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. 

The Silver Peak solution optimizes all IP applications with industry leading capacity.  This makes Silver Peak 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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