Silver Peak Gives Hardware Customers Free, Anytime Upgrade to Virtual

Simplifies Transition from WAN Optimization Devices to Virtualized Network Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22, 2013 – Silver Peak, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today announced that its WAN optimization hardware customers can upgrade to an equivalent Silver Peak virtual software product at anytime for free. This is a lifetime investment protection program that allows Silver Peak hardware customers to freely transition to virtual WAN optimization software on any schedule, helping streamline the eventual transition to virtualized network services.

Organizations continue to list “increased use of server virtualization” as a top IT priority for 2013, demonstrating the desire for a more agile, responsive and cost-effective IT environment. This is according to ESG’s recent 2013 IT Spending Intentions Research Report that also found the majority of these organizations will need to transform their IT environment without the aid of additional funds, with 50% of respondents reporting a flat IT budget and another 8% reporting a declining IT budget in 2013. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance virtual products and the free software upgrade for life, Silver Peak is helping customers overcome these challenges and more quickly and easily transition to virtualization.

“Virtualization provides undeniable cost and flexibility benefits, but many customers are still navigating their way toward virtualized network services,” said David Hughes, CEO of Silver Peak. “Some organizations are not quite ready to make the switch to virtual, but we know they will be in the future. When they do, Silver Peak has them covered. With our software upgrade for life, customers can buy hardware today knowing they can easily convert to virtual when they’re ready.”

Silver Peak delivers the industry’s fastest and most-flexible WAN optimization software, which allows customers to move more data, over longer distances, and in less time. The Silver Peak virtual products deliver multi-gigabit performance on all standard hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, and KVM. With flexible pricing options, customers can pay-as-they-go and pay-as-they-grow, including annual subscription licensing or even hourly utility pricing offered by Amazon Web Services.

According to the IDC Worldwide Datacenter Network 2013-2017 Forecast and Analysis (doc# 241281, May 2013), “As virtualization and cloud continue to grow, enterprises will seek to leverage virtualized network and security services to align better with virtualized application workloads. In this context, enterprise IT departments will seek to tap the service velocity and flexibility of the virtual form factor.”  Additionally, Dell’Oro Group’s Q4 2012 Data Center Appliance Report cites that the market for virtual WAN optimization will grow by 100% in 2013, while the overall market is only expected to grow by 6%.

How Silver Peak Customers Upgrade to Virtual
Any Silver Peak NX-series hardware (x700 model) customer with a valid maintenance contract can be converted to an equivalent VX-series virtual software product at any time, free of charge. Customers simply log into the Silver Peak support portal and click the button “Convert to Virtual.” New customers interested in Silver Peak virtual WAN optimization can visit the Silver Peak software marketplace and download a free, fully-functional trial with full support.

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