Silver Peak to Debate Next Steps in WAN Optimization at Interop New York 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 23, 2011 — Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, today announced that VP of product management Damon Ennis will participate on a panel discussion at the Interop business technology conference being held Oct. 5-7 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. Independent analyst Jim Metzler of Ashton, Metzler, and Associates will moderate the panel “What are the next steps for WAN optimization?” which begins at 11:30 a.m. ET on Oct. 5, 2011

The panel will examine the options customers have for acquiring and deploying WAN optimization, from branch offices, to data centers, to the cloud. Panelist will also debate whether or not the current generation of WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) can support massive file transfers between branch offices. The panelists will take opposing views and provide insight for plotting the best course of action.

Damon Ennis directs Silver Peak’s product management and field engineering organization. He has more than 20 years experience building enterprise and service-provider networking equipment. Most recently, he served as senior director of systems engineering and chief technologist at CIENA. Prior to CIENA, Damon held senior management and technical roles at FORE Systems.

The entire family of Silver Peak WAN optimization appliances is powered by Silver Peak Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA). With Silver Peak VXOA, customers can deploy high-capacity, data center class WAN optimization on a wide variety of industry standard hardware platforms and hypervisors. Customers benefit from unique features that include Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency, Network Integrity to correct packet delivery issues and intelligently allocate WAN resources, and Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization. The result is up to 10x cost savings that can come from decommissioning private-line connections and avoiding investments in larger-capacity WANs and bandwidth upgrades.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling rapid deployment of WAN optimization on any platform, any hypervisor, anywhere within an enterprise.  Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solutions are strategic enablers for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, cloud computing, disaster recovery, server centralization, and hosted virtual desktops (VDI). For more information, visit the Silver Peak InfoCenter .