Santa Clara, Calif., January 18, 2011 – Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization ,today announced its VX-5000 virtual appliance has been selected as a finalist in the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com Products of the Year . Silver Peak was distinguished ahead of its competition based on product innovation, value, and capabilities.
More than 200 products were submitted for the awards and Silver Peak was selected as the only leading WAN optimization provider in the Storage Networking Equipment category. Silver Peak is consistently recognized for its strengths that include:
- Segment-leading scale . This includes both virtual and physical appliances that cost effectively scale to Gbps of WAN capacity. Silver Peak appliances also support 7x the simultaneous user sessions as competing devices.
- Unique ability to optimize TCP and UDP traffic. Silver Peak’s unique network approach optimizes everything that runs over IP, delivering the best return on investment (ROI) for WAN optimization.
- Leading data center partnerships. Silver Peak has resale arrangements with Dell, EMC, and HDS, and joint partnerships with Avaya, HP, NetApp, VMware, Xiotech and other leading data center infrastructure players. Silver Peak is also a founding member of the VDI coalition.
“Silver Peak’s selection as a finalist spotlights the role of data center class WAN optimization as the key enabler for today’s advanced storage replication applications,” said Larry Cormier, senior vice president of marketing for Silver Peak. “More data traveling longer distances over lower quality networks is the number one challenge in implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solutions. That challenge is only going to grow as we move into widespread deployment of private clouds.”
About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak develops data center class network appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company’s unique network approach to WAN optimization delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling enterprises to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances. Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution is a strategic enabler for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, disaster recovery, server centralization, and global application and desktop virtualization.
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