Silver Peak Provides WAN Optimization for Equinix Performance Hub

Silver Peak WAN Optimization Improves Application Performance, Reduces Networking Costs and Extends Carrier Options for Equinix Performance Hub Customers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Mar. 18, 2014 – Silver Peak today announced it is partnering with Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, to optimize enterprise data center connectivity as part of the Equinix Performance Hub™ solution. The Performance Hub combines Silver Peak’s industry-leading WAN optimization with other data center, networking and cloud computing elements to improve application performance and the quality of experience when extending the enterprise to a hybrid cloud environment.

The Performance Hub enables enterprises to securely and reliably connect to their choice of 975 networks and 450 cloud service providers located inside Equinix data centers. With the addition of Silver Peak WAN optimization, enterprises can consolidate cloud connections at an Equinix Performance Hub to dramatically reduce response times for business-critical applications. This enables enterprises to benefit from more reliable, accelerated access to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications like Office365, Salesforce.com and Google Docs. Global enterprises such as Chevron, eBay and Nvidia have already elected to deploy Equinix Performance Hub architectures around the world.

“The more enterprises move to a hybrid cloud architecture, the more we hear about the strain on network performance and how to provide a consistent quality of experience to a distributed workforce,” said Ihab Tarazi, CTO of Equinix. “The Equinix Performance Hub combines Silver Peak WAN optimization and the convenience of cloud access to bring users closer to business-critical data and cloud resources from anywhere in the world.”

“The wide area network is going through a major transformation as the boundaries of enterprise IT extend into the public cloud,” said David Hughes, CEO of Silver Peak. “Our competencies in software-defined WAN optimization and virtualization make Silver Peak the perfect solution for extending enterprise connectivity to the cloud. Equinix understands this, and we are excited to be collaborating with them on the Performance Hub to shrink the distance between enterprise users and the cloud.”

Silver Peak’s software-defined WAN optimization allows enterprises to optimize the WAN for the hybrid cloud, connecting the smallest remote sites to the largest data centers with up to a gigabit-per-second (Gbps) of WAN throughput or more. Any type of application or traffic type benefits from Silver Peak’s industry-leading performance, including proprietary in-house applications, file sharing, and latency sensitive traffic. This combination of Silver Peak capabilities with the Equinix Performance Hub helps ensure maximum performance when migrating applications and data to the cloud.

Benefits of Equinix Performance Hub with Silver Peak

  • Reduce networking costs and benefit from a wide variety of service providers
  • Improve the performance of SaaS applications like Salesforce.com, Office365 and Google Docs
  • Improve the performance of real-time business applications, such as desktop virtualization, Microsoft SharePoint® and WebEx®
  • Accelerate offsite replication and backup workloads to the cloud for disaster recovery
  • Gain secure connectivity between the public cloud and owned infrastructure
  • Leverage more affordable network options made possible by Silver Peak’s quality correction technologies

Availability
Silver Peak software is available today for immediate download via Silver Peak’s software marketplace or through Silver Peak’s global network of reseller partners.  The Equinix Performance Hub is immediately available in Equinix's North American data centers and will be available globally later this year.

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About Silver Peak
Silver Peak software accelerates data movement between data centers, remote offices and the cloud. Start transforming your wide area network today at http://marketplace.silver-peak.com