Silver Peak Named to CRN Data Center 100

Silver Peak Recognized for Delivering the Channel with Leading Data Center Class WAN Optimization Products that Improve Data Center Efficiency, Performance and ROI

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 — Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, has been named to CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 list , an annual list recognizing channel-friendly technology vendors that increase data center efficiency in an environmentally and economically friendly manner.

Silver Peak’s broad portfolio of physical and virtual WAN optimization solutions are designed for the rigors of data center deployments, providing industry leading capacity and delivering 20-times more end-to-end throughput than competing virtual WAN optimization offerings. This makes Silver Peak WAN optimization both cost effective — in many instances saving enterprises more than 50% in ongoing bandwidth expenditures — and energy efficient, even when supporting high-capacity data center applications.

"Silver Peak continues to be recognized for our innovation and leadership in improving network performance and efficiency for today’s evolving data centers," said Larry Cormier, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Silver Peak. "The growth of ‘big data’, cloud-based infrastructures and the resulting need to access data-over-distance are placing more stringent demands on the wide area network. As the leader in data center class WAN optimization, Silver Peak is best-positioned to address these challenges through our exclusive Silver Peak Champions channel partner network."

CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 list recognizes technology vendors for providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions for powering, supporting and protecting today’s data center services, while boosting efficiency and productivity. Each vendor on the Data Center 100 list has recently provided solution providers with an opportunity to grow their businesses by offering cutting-edge products and services to customers.

“The 2012 Data Center 100 list recognizes vendors that, over the course of 2011, have shown a dedication to the innovation and advancement of today’s data center services,“ said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “The recent upsurge in cloud computing has solution providers searching for new ways to ensure their clients maintain connectivity while mitigating costs and security threats. We congratulate each vendor on the 2012 Data Center 100 list for providing a significant growth opportunity for solution providers to build their business by offering cutting-edge products and services to customers.“
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Data Center 100 list is featured in the January issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at .

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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 or follow Silver Peak on Twitter , Facebook , YouTube , LinkedIn , and the WAN Speak Blog .