Linklaters Selects Silver Peak for Global WAN Acceleration

Silver Peak Appliances Facilitate Cost Reduction and Improve Citrix Performance across Global MPLS Network

Santa Clara, Calif., April 23 , 2008 Silver Peak Systems , a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that Linklaters, a leading global law firm, has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to improve the performance of Citrix Presentation Server, Voice over IP (VoIP) and other collaboration tools across the firm’s global WAN. With Silver Peak’s WAN acceleration technology, Linklaters expects to lower operational costs while maximizing employee productivity through fast and reliable access to critical knowledge management resources.

“We determined early on that WAN optimization supported a number of our strategic IT initiatives, including the consolidation of our servers and storage into a few main data centers,” said Steve Davey, head of networks, IT security and enterprise management at Linklaters. “We can only fully reap the cost, management and compliance benefits of centralization if our key business applications perform adequately across the WAN in all our locations. To that end, we examined a variety of WAN optimization vendors and determined that Silver Peak had the best scalability, security and application support for our environment.”

The Silver Peak solution is optimized to support global WAN deployments, delivering the best performance across all WAN links, all offices and on all enterprise applications. Silver Peak offers the industry’s premier solution for WAN deduplication, Network Memory™ , which reduces over 95 percent of WAN traffic and ensures LAN-like application performance across the WAN by eliminating the transfer of duplicate data. Network Memory works on all enterprise applications, regardless of transport protocol (TCP, UDP or proprietary) or latency requirements. By combining Network Memory with advanced Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities and real-time loss mitigation techniques, Silver Peak delivers the best performance across all business critical applications, including real-time data replication, remote backup, SQL, file, email, web, Voice over IP (VoIP), Citrix, streaming video and other essential WAN traffic.

“The Silver Peak solution is a perfect fit for law firms and other enterprises with a diverse mix of applications and stringent scalability requirements,” said Danny Williams, director of sales and marketing at Response Data Communications, Silver Peak’s reseller partner at Linklaters. “By overcoming common WAN bandwidth, latency and packet loss challenges, the Silver Peak product ensures LAN-like performance to all remote locations, resulting in better collaboration and faster workload processing.”

About Linklaters
Linklaters is a law firm specializing in advising the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centers, Linklaters delivers an outstanding service to its clients anywhere in the world.

About Response Data Communications
Response Data Communications deliver secure, high performance communications solutions that optimize technology, time and costs for its customers. Simply put, the company provides global services and support for networking and WAN acceleration, [virtualized] servers and storage technologies, telecommunications and mobility and network enabled applications. The company helps its customers improve their utilization, client collaboration, remote office connectivity and network performance – securely. Based in the UK, and established since 1995, Response Data Comms Ltd enable their customers to conduct conference calls with clients, access centralised knowledge systems, adopt IP telephony or manage remote offices/home workers.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak improves backup, replication and recovery between data centers and facilitates branch office server and storage centralization by improving application performance across the Wide Area Network (WAN). The company’s award winning NX appliances deliver exceptional performance improvements with unprecedented security and scalability across all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit

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