Silver Peak NX Appliances Optimize AutoCAD Network Performance

Santa Clara, Calif., November 18, 2008 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration, today announced that Dowdey, Anderson & Associates, Inc. (DAA), the leading civil engineering firm based in Dallas, selected Silver Peak NX appliances to improve the performance of AutoCAD 2D designs and 3D models across the WAN. DAA is leveraging Silver Peak’s unique network optimization capabilities to improve collaboration among employees and save bandwidth costs through faster, more efficient image transfers across the WAN.

“Silver Peak’s approach to WAN acceleration lets us deploy new applications, like the latest version of AutoCAD, without worrying about the underlying network,” said Gavin Boliter, network administrator at Dowdey, Anderson & Associates, Inc. “This has made our WAN a strategic enabler of our core business instead of a roadblock.”

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

Silver Peak’s unique network approach to WAN acceleration optimizes every application that runs over IP, including file, email, web, SQL, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), real-time data replication, and remote backup.

Silver Peak is the only WAN acceleration solution with real-time techniques like Forward Error Correction (FEC) that optimize IP VPN and MPLS networks. These overcome the quality challenges common to shared WAN technologies.

Silver Peak revolutionizes the enterprise WAN landscape by delivering cost-effective bandwidth with high throughput and predictable performance. This makes Silver Peak strategic to a variety of business initiatives, from server centralization and storage consolidation to real-time collaboration and disaster recovery.

About Dowdey, Anderson & Associates, Inc.
DAA is a diversified engineering and design firm that has provided land development services in the private and public arenas of North Texas since 1967. Its team of skilled professionals is dedicated to giving projects the expertise, support and attention to detail that clients have come to appreciate. For more information on DAA, visit:

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration. The company’s award-winning NX appliances optimize all current and future applications across an entire enterprise, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of core business initiatives, such as server centralization, real-time collaboration and disaster recovery. For more information on the Silver Peak solution, visit

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