Silver Peak Carries Global Expansion into Australasia with Offices in Sydney and Melbourne

Networking Veteran Wayne Neich to Lead Trans-Tasman Expansion

SYDNEY, February 17, 2011 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, today announced a continued expansion of its Asia Pacific operations with the opening of offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

The move is part of the company’s continued international expansion and will serve as a platform for sales, support, and marketing initiatives throughout Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).  Silver Peak ANZ regional manager and networking veteran Wayne Neich will lead the company’s strategic growth in the region.

Silver Peak founder and chief technology officer (CTO) David Hughes is formally launching the trans-Tasman operations at media and partner events in Sydney today.  Hughes holds a PhD from Wollongong University and has built a reputation for innovative thinking underpinned by 35 patents. 

“Data center class WAN optimization is pivotal to address the rigorous WAN requirements for IT initiatives such as disaster recovery, business continuity, and VDI,” said Hughes.  “By providing the fastest, most-scalable WAN optimization appliances on the market, Silver Peak is best-positioned to help customers around the world exceed their IT requirements.”

Customers throughout Australia and New Zealand will benefit from Silver Peak’s award-winning NX and VX appliances, and the recently released VRX data center class virtual appliances that scale from Mbps to Gbps of WAN capacity.  Only Silver Peak appliances can optimize all IP traffic, regardless of transport protocol and application version.  This has resulted in Silver Peak becoming a key enabler for disaster recovery, data center consolidation, data migration, server centralization, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI), and other key IT initiatives.

“Silver Peak is the performance leader on WAN links and the only provider to optimize all forms of IP traffic,” said Wayne Neich.  “With Silver Peak’s physical and virtual WAN optimization appliances, more than 95% data reduction can be achieved on file transfers.  I am extremely excited about bringing Silver Peak to the ANZ markets. We are 100% channel focused and rapidly building a channel through our two distributors, Transition Systems Australia and Observatory Crest Australia and New Zealand. ”

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 and desktop virtualization.

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