NX Appliances Facilitate Server Consolidation, Reduce Ongoing IT Costs

Santa Clara, Calif., March 2, 2009 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration,today announced that Essential Energy Services Trust, a leading provider of oilfield services in western Canada, has chosen Silver Peak’s NX appliances to accelerate the performance of centralized Microsoft Office and CRM applications. By overcoming bandwidth, latency, and loss challenges across Essential Energy Services Trust’s WAN, Silver Peak has improved access to critical business information while reducing the company’s ongoing WAN infrastructure costs.

“We were blown away by the performance improvements we saw with Silver Peak’s WAN acceleration appliances,” said Mike McCrae, senior manager of IT services at Essential Energy Services Trust. “When a product can cut an eight minute Excel file transfer down to just three seconds, the return on investment is tangible. It was a no brainer for us to prioritize WAN acceleration at the top of this year’s IT expenditures.”

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:

        • Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency
        • Network Integrity to correct packet loss and WAN quality problems
        • Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization

Silver Peak’s unique network approach to WAN acceleration  delivers unprecedented scalability, including the highest effective throughput of any WAN acceleration device.  This makes Silver Peak ideal for large enterprise networks and applications with high sustained data volumes.  

Silver Peak 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.  This provides the best Return on Investment (ROI) for WAN acceleration.

Silver Peak is the only vendor to solve bandwidth, latency, and loss issues in real time, making shared networks (IP VPN and MPLS) perform like private lines.  Enterprises get cost-effective bandwidth with high throughput and predictable performance, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of business initiatives, from server centralization and storage consolidation to real-time collaboration and disaster recovery.

About Essential Energy Services Trust
Essential Energy Services Trust is an energy service trust that provides a range of essential production services to oil and gas producers across western Canada from northeast British Columbia to southwest Saskatchewan. Essential focuses on post drilling production maintenance and enhancement services to ensure stable cash flows for Essential’s unitholders.

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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