Silver Peak Appoints Marc Trimuschat as Vice President of Business Development

Santa Clara, Calif., March 18, 2010 – Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that Marc Trimuschat has joined the company as vice president of business development. In this role, Mr. Trimuschat will lead the development of Silver Peak’s strategic business and technology partnerships, enhancing the company’s ability to sell and support WAN optimization products to leading enterprises throughout the world.

Mr. Trimuschat brings over 20 years of industry experience to Silver Peak. Most recently he was senior director, worldwide corporate development and alliances at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), where he managed a team responsible for recruiting, enablement, and go-to-market partner activities for that company’s NAS and Archive platforms.  Mr. Trimuschat joined HDS through the acquisition of Archivas, Inc, where he was vice president of business development and alliances, responsible for managing ISV, reseller, and OEM partnerships.  Prior to HDS, Mr. Trimuschat held various management roles at leading networking, storage, and telecommunications companies, including Brocade, Scale Eight, and Silicon Graphics.

“Marc brings a strong understanding of the networking and storage communities to Silver Peak, with a proven track record of working with leading vendors in those areas, such as EMC, Dell, HDS, and Brocade,” said Rick Tinsley, CEO of Silver Peak. “With his extensive experience, Silver Peak will continue to grow our global sales and support capabilities through strategic global partnerships, while furthering our leadership position in data center class WAN optimization.”

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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