Silver Peak Releases Do-It-Yourself Software for Accelerating Offsite Replication

Downloadable Software Allows Storage Managers to Boost Performance of Long-Distance Data Replication using Dell, EMC, HDS, NetApp and other Storage Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Mar. 27, 2013—Silver Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today introduced a new family of downloadable software products that are purpose-built for storage professionals to accelerate their offsite data replication workloads. The new Silver Peak VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 software products are part of Silver Peak’s Velocity solution, which combines unmatched data acceleration technology with flexible pricing to deliver 20x faster replication performance (on average) over any distance.

72% of organizations want to do more offsite data replication, but 66% believe they are limited by the wide area network (WAN) performance[1]. The Silver Peak VRX software overcomes WAN bandwidth, distance and quality challenges and allows storage professionals to meet their recovery point objectives (RPOs) by replicating more data, over longer distances, and in less time. The software enables businesses to lower disaster recovery (DR) costs by eliminating costly dedicated networks for replication and avoiding specific bandwidth upgrades for replication workloads.

“Most storage professionals understand the importance of offsite data replication, but until now, have been handcuffed by the network when attempting to extend the distance of their replication apps,” said Everett Dolgner, director of replication product management for Silver Peak. “Silver Peak VRX software puts the power and control of data acceleration in the hands of the storage administrator. In less than 20 minutes, a storage manager can easily meet their RPOs, lower disaster recovery costs and extend the distance between replication sites.”

The new VRX products are based on Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA), which uses real-time optimization techniques to maximize replication performance over any existing WAN infrastructure. The software deploys seamlessly into any replication environment and runs on all standard hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and KVM. It supports Silver Peak’s full VXOA capabilities and is proven with all asynchronous IP-based replication solutions from Dell, EMC®, HDS, NetApp® and others. The new VRX software comes in three models:

  • VRX-2 – Replication capacity of up to 60 GB/hr for $2,764/year
  • VRX-4 – Replication capacity of up to 300 GB/hr for $8,297/year
  • VRX-8 – Replication capacity of up to 1.5 TB/hr for $38,731/year

Quick and Easy Set-up for Storage Professionals
With Silver Peak VRX virtual software, storage professionals can accelerate their replication traffic in under 20 minutes. No special networking expertise is required. The storage administrator downloads the desired VRX software from the Silver Peak marketplace, installs the software in the same locations as the source and target devices on the hypervisor of their choice, and redirects traffic to the VRX from the source and target storage devices with a few simple commands.

Customer Testimonials

“Silver Peak is rock solid and pushing data at the speed of light over low-cost 1 Gig WAN links.  To get the same result without Silver Peak, you would need three private 10 Gig links between Atlanta and Chicago at a cost of $15K per month, per connection.” - Mahmoud Harb,

“Through a combination of real-time optimization techniques, Silver Peak enabled us to reduce our replication times from 24 hours to 8 hours over our existing WAN infrastructure.” - Tom Robertson, CTO at Charter Bank

“We were able to quickly install Silver Peak and simply redirect the traffic between our EqualLogic arrays through the Silver Peak virtual appliances. No changes to the network were required.” - Bart Haans, ICT manager for ZLTO

“We met our recovery point objectives without doing any special tweaks to the network or datasets, which really makes Silver Peak stand out.” - Travis Rupp, associate vice president of project management in IT for Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union

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About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch offices and the cloud.  The company’s software-defined acceleration solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast and reliable access to data anywhere in the world.  Leveraging its leadership in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT projects like virtualization, disaster recovery and cloud computing.  Download Silver Peak software today at

[1] WAN Acceleration Fast-Tracks Data Protection And Disaster Recovery, a February 2013 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Silver Peak Systems