Silver Peak Introduces New NX-2000 Line of WAN Acceleration Appliances

New devices make WAN acceleration affordable in Large Networks with Small WAN Links

Santa Clara, Calif., March 3 , 2008 Silver Peak Systems , a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced the availability of the new NX-2000 line of WAN acceleration appliances.  As part of the NX family of appliances, the NX-2000 line brings Silver Peak’s award winning performance to small branch and remote offices, ensuring optimal WAN performance with minimal capital investment.

“We wanted to centralize all file, email, and web services, but did not have enough bandwidth to deliver adequate performance across the WAN,” said Stephen Lamb Director of ICT, North Vancouver School District.  “Silver Peak solved the problem, delivering 10x more ‘virtual bandwidth’ at a fraction of what it would have cost to physically upgrade all thirty-seven of our distributed locations.” 

Silver Peak’s WAN acceleration technology addresses common bandwidth, latency, and network integrity issues (e.g. packet loss) that can hamper application performance across the WAN.  The NX-2000 does this in a form factor designed for branch and remote offices, enabling the following benefits:

  • Accelerate remote backup, replication and disaster recovery across the WAN
  • Improve the performance of centralized business applications, such as file, email, document management and web services
  • Increase the reliability and performance of thin client applications, like Citrix and remote desktop, as well as real-time traffic, such as Voice over IP (VoIP), video streaming, and videoconferencing.
  • Protect all data sent to and from branch offices and stored on Silver Peak appliances using hardware based encryption.

Pricing and Availability

There are two models within the NX-2000 line of appliances, both of which are available today – the NX-2600 and NX-2610.  The NX-2600 supports up to 2 Mbps of WAN capacity, 64,000 simultaneous IP flows, and 250 GB of disk capacity for the company’s Network Memory™ WAN deduplication technology.  The NX-2610 supports up to 4 Mbps of WAN capacity, 64,000 simultaneous connections, and 500 GB of local disk for Network Memory.  The 2610 also supports redundant drives (RAID) and redundant datapaths. Pricing for the NX-2000 line starts at $4,995.

“There is more to ‘scalable WAN acceleration’ than speeding up big WAN links,” said Rick Tinsley, CEO and president of Silver Peak.  “While high capacity WAN acceleration has always been a major differentiator for Silver Peak, we have also extended our technology leadership to high volume branch deployments.  Silver Peak is the only vendor to address ALL of the different elements of scalability, delivering the best WAN performance, for all applications, across all locations.”

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak improves backup, replication and recovery between data centers and facilitates branch office server and storage centralization by improving application performance across the Wide Area Network (WAN). The company’s award winning NX appliances deliver exceptional performance improvements with unprecedented security and scalability across all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit

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