Silver Peak NX Appliances Win 2009 EMC Partner Solution Award: “Offering of the Year – Celerra”

NX Appliances Enhance EMC Replication Performance across WAN while Lowering Disaster Recovery Costs

Santa Clara, Calif., May 12, 2010 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that the company’s NX Appliances have been distinguished by EMC as the “Offering of the Year” in the Celerra® category of the annual EMC Partner Solution Awards

EMC conducts an annual Partner Solution Awards competition whereby EMC Velocity Tech & ISV Partners are distinguished for developing repeatable, referenceable solutions that complement EMC Platforms.  Silver Peak stood out among Celerra offerings in the EMC Solution Gallery for the company’s impact to EMC’s business, commitment to EMC technology, market presence, and impact on EMC revenue. Silver Peak is the only WAN optimization vendor to receive an EMC Partner Solution Award: Celerra  from EMC.

Silver Peak enhances the performance of all IP applications (storage and non storage) by overcoming common WAN performance challenges, including limited bandwidth, high latency, and poor network quality.  By combining EMC’s industry leading replication products with Silver Peak’s data center class WAN optimization solution, enterprises protect more data across longer distances.  In addition, SAN and NAS replication is possible over the same WAN used for remote office backup, file, email, web, voice, video and other applications, delivering significant cost savings to enterprises.  For a demonstration of Silver Peak optimizing EMC replication products across the WAN, please visit: http://www.silver-peak.com/Partners/EMC_landing.htm

Building on a Strong Partnership
Silver Peak’s NX series appliances and Global Management System (GMS) are available for purchase through the EMC® Select Program, which enables enterprises to purchase a complete solution for fast and reliable data protection across the WAN directly from EMC. In addition, Silver Peak has received EMC E-Lab™ qualification in support of various EMC replication products, including Celerra Replicator, SAN Copy™, and Symmetrix® Remote Data Facility (SRDF®/A and SRDF/DM) on both DMX and V-Max™ platforms.  Silver Peak NX appliances are supported by EMC Smarts® IP Availability Manager and Performance Manager.  Joint Silver Peak / EMC customers include NYK Logistics, Unity Bank, and the US Navy. 

“We are pleased that EMC chose to distinguish Silver Peak’s NX Appliances for this prestigious award,” said Marc Trimuschat, vice president of business development at Silver Peak. “This recognition underscores the benefits of WAN optimization in business continuance and availability initiatives for both NAS and SAN storage, and highlights Silver Peak’s leadership position in data center WAN optimization.”

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 / desktop virtualization.

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