Silver Peak Announces New NX-1000 WAN Optimization Appliance

New platform brings data center class performance to SOHO environments

Santa Clara, Calif., March 22, 2010 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced the availability of the new NX-1000 WAN optimization appliance. As part of the company’s award-winning NX family of appliances, the NX-1000 brings Silver Peak’s industry leading optimization capabilities to small enterprise locations and home offices, ensuring optimal WAN performance with minimal capital investment.

“The new NX-1000 fits perfectly into our deployment model by providing the industry’s best performance in a small, cost effective footprint,” said Alan McCann, Director of IT at Embarcadero Technologies. “When combined with Silver Peak’s larger appliances and Global Management system, we have a complete package for enterprise-wide WAN optimization deployment.”

“The NX-1000 enables us to extend Silver Peak’s WAN optimization capabilities to branch locations with limited space for telecommunications equipments,” said Matt Simmons, Infrastructure Manager at Golf Savings Bank. “By optimizing the performance of centralized file, email, and database servers, the Bank is improving the productivity of our remote employees.”

Big Features, Small Footprint
All Silver Peak NX appliances use real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs. These techniques include:

The NX-1000 delivers Silver Peak’s award winning WAN optimization features in a compact SOHO footprint: a 1 U chassis with 8.5” depth, flexible mounting options (rack, wall, desktop), and 40dBA noise level suitable for open office environments. Additional features of the NX-1000 include:

  • 256 Kbps to 4 Mbps WAN Capacity
  • 500 GB local data store (for Network Memory WAN deduplication)
  • 8,000 simultaneous flows
  • Real-time encryption to protect data at rest and in transit across the WAN.

The Most Cost Effective Solution for WAN Optimization
Silver Peak’s NX family is the most cost effective WAN optimization solution for large networks. As the leader in data center class WAN optimization, Silver Peak appliances support significantly more WAN capacity, LAN capacity, and simultaneous flows as alternative WAN optimization devices. As a result, Silver Peak deployments require less hardware than the competition, which minimizes investments costs and lowers ongoing operating costs (e.g. power and cooling). With the new NX-1000, the same world class performance, reliability, security, and scalability is offered in a cost effective SOHO platform. The enables leading companies to cost effectively deploy WAN optimization in all enterprise locations, from small branch offices to the largest data centers.

“Silver Peak has proven to be a strong innovator in the data center space by delivering the first OC-3, OC-12, and Gbps WAN optimization appliances, and by introducing unique features for optimizing both TCP and non TCP traffic,” said Jim Metzler, vice president, Ashton, Metzler & Associates. “With the new NX-1000, the company is well positioned to expand their market presence by extending their solution to smaller enterprise locations and home offices, both of which require data center class products at affordable prices.”

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak develops data center class network appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs.  The company’s unique network approach to WAN optimization delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling enterprises to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances.  Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution is a strategic enabler for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, disaster recovery, server centralization, and global application / desktop virtualization.

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