Silver Peak Appoints Larry Cormier as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

Company Re-enforces Leadership Position in Data Center WAN Optimization through New Customers, Partners, and Products

Santa Clara, Calif., September 7, 2010 Silver Peak Systems today announced that Larry Cormier has joined the company as senior vice president of worldwide marketing.   In this role, Mr. Cormier will be responsible for extending Silver Peak’s position as the leader in data center class WAN optimization, which is the fastest growing segment of the WAN optimization market as it is a key enabler for various IT initiatives, including disaster recovery, data center consolidation, data migration, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI). 

Mr. Cormier is a frequent speaker and writer on industry topics with more than 30 years leadership experience in the technology industry.  He has successfully led marketing initiatives at several leading data center infrastructure companies, including McData, CommVault, and LeftHand Networks (now HP).  Larry previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and a board member for the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

“Larry has a proven track record of developing leading edge data center infrastructure businesses,” said Rick Tinsley, CEO of Silver Peak. “His considerable global marketing experience will serve Silver Peak well as we rapidly expand our operations worldwide and continue to extend our leadership in data center class WAN optimization.”

The Leader in Data Center Class WAN Optimization
Silver Peak’s unique network approach to WAN optimization has established the company as the leader in data center class WAN optimization.  Silver Peak has recently distinguished itself in the following ways:

  • Vendor of Choice for Leading IT Organizations .  Silver Peak grew sales during the past 12 months by more than 70%, with deployments at leading enterprises like ARM, AK Steel, Avaya, Autodesk, Expedia, Facebook, Google, Linklaters, Mayo Clinic, Merial, VMware, US Navy, Yahoo!, and more.
  • Partner of Choice for leading Data Center Infrastructure Vendors .  Silver Peak recently announced resell agreements with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Dell, in addition to the company’s existing resell agreement with EMC.  These vendors account for more than half of the high end storage market, underscoring the fact that as more data center companies look to incorporate WAN optimization into their disaster recovery solutions, Silver Peak is the vendor of choice.
  • “The Next Big Thing”.   Silver Peak was declared “the Best Current WAN Optimization” offering by Forrester research Group for the second time in a row.  In addition, the company was selected as the “Next Big Thing” by the Wall Street Journal in the publication’s list of top 50 private companies.
  • Industry Leading Products.  Silver Peak was the first vendor to support OC-3, OC-12 and Gbps WAN connections, establishing the company as the leader in high capacity WAN optimization.  In addition, Silver Peak recently introduced the new VX family of appliances, which enables enterprises to deploy Silver Peak’s patented technology as a virtual appliance.  This expedites testing and deployment of the Silver Peak solution, facilitates the movement of WAN optimization devices, and lowers IT costs by leveraging existing virtualized hardware infrastructure

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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