Leading Construction Firm Optimizes Voice Communications, Reduces Remote Backup Costs

Santa Clara, Calif., December 8, 2008 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration, today announced that Facchina, a leading construction engineering firm specializing in commercial and residential development, has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to reduce bandwidth costs while improving the performance of key voice and data applications across the WAN. With Silver Peak’s WAN acceleration technology, Facchina has reduced over 90 percent of WAN traffic, saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in telco expenditures while improving the performance of Facchina’s strategic file, web, backup, and streaming Voice over IP (VoIP) applications.

“Silver Peak excels where other WAN acceleration vendors fall short,” said, David Wiese, director of IT, Facchina. “They have a unique ability to optimize all of our IP traffic, which includes a mixture of voice and data services. With the NX appliances, we have reduced bandwidth consumption across the board, and are addressing all of the WAN challenges that traditionally hamper application performance.”

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 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 Facchina
The Facchina Group of Companies, with over 1,000 employees, manages more than $400 million annually in diverse projects nationwide. The firm was noted for its work as the general contractor on the rebuilding of the Pentagon following the 9/11 attacks and the local recovery efforts in the Town of La Plata after the Tornado in 2002. Originally a heavy/civil firm specializing in highway, bridge and site preparation construction, Facchina has expanded into residential, mixed commercial and recently business and office property development. One key underlying philosophy has been to hire the best people and reinvest in Charles County where the firm started. The Facchina Group of Companies is headquartered in La Plata, Maryland with additional offices in Baltimore, Northern Virginia, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.

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 http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter

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