Silver Peak Helps EMC Isilon Customers Replicate Big Data 90X Faster over the WAN

Data Center Class WAN Optimization Qualified with EMC Isilon NAS and SyncIQ to Dramatically Accelerate Big Data Replication over Distance without Increasing Enterprise WAN Costs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr. 11, 2012 — Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, today announced that its WAN optimization appliances have been tested and qualified with the EMC® Isilon network attached storage (NAS) and SyncIQ replication products. The two companies have benchmarked performance gains of up to 90x for SyncIQ replication throughput and 99% bandwidth reduction across some WAN environments. Enterprise customers benefit from accelerated “big data” replication without the need to increase the WAN infrastructure investment. 

“EMC Isilon has set the standard for highly scalable file systems with the highest performing replication tools,” said Roger Frey, senior director of alliances and solutions marketing for EMC. “WAN optimization complements the Isilon solution by further maximizing available WAN bandwidth and overcoming the ill effects of distance and network congestion. Together, Silver Peak and EMC Isilon make file access and big data backup easier and more affordable.”

Silver Peak’s full portfolio of physical and virtual WAN optimization appliances optimize available WAN bandwidth and ensures that all WAN traffic is not adversely impacted by distance or poor network quality. By combining the Silver Peak advanced network optimization techniques with EMC Isilon scale-out NAS, remote users can access centralized files faster and more reliably than ever before, which maximizes employee productivity. With Silver Peak, EMC Isilon SyncIQ customers can replicate 90-times more data over WAN connections shared by other EMC and non-EMC applications. This ensures recovery point objectives (RPO) are met, and minimizes disaster recovery costs by obviating the need for dedicated storage networks. 

“As one of our largest global strategic partners, we are excited to partner with EMC to help customers protect and access big data using Isilon scale-out NAS,” said Marc Trimuschat, vice president of business development and alliances for Silver Peak. “Our network approach to WAN optimization scales easily for big data workloads, and allows customers to optimize bandwidth shared by other EMC storage applications and general business applications like email and unified communications.” 

Building on a Strong Partnership
The Silver Peak WAN optimization appliances and Global Management System (GMS) have been available through the EMC Select program since 2008, which enables customers to purchase a complete solution for fast and reliable data access and protection directly from EMC. Since joining the EMC Select program, Silver Peak has been qualified and deployed on a wide range of EMC replication products, including Isilon SyncIQ, SRDF/A, RecoverPoint, Atmos, VPLEX Geo, and Celerra. With these qualifications, the two companies have expanded their mutual list of interoperable products to cover a wide range of enterprise deployment scenarios.  Customers using Silver Peak  to optimize EMC applications include Donegal Insurance, Golf Savings, NYK Logistics, and many others.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization. The company’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling rapid deployment of WAN optimization anywhere and on any platform or hypervisor. 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 or follow Silver Peak on Twitter , Facebook , YouTube , LinkedIn , and the WAN Speak Blog .