Silver Peak Unveils Dynamic Path Control to Optimize Hybrid WANs

Software Automatically Selects Fastest, Most-Reliable and Most-Available Network Path

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 – Silver Peak, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today announced Dynamic Path Control that helps IT organizations maximize investments in hybrid wide area network (WAN) services. Dynamic Path Control uses real-time network intelligence to determine the fastest, most-reliable and most-available path for application performance and data mobility.

Hybrid networks combine different types of data services as an affordable way to improve application performance and reliability in branch offices. Many organizations backhaul branch office Internet traffic across a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) backbone to a central location, which wastes bandwidth and undermines cloud application performance. Local Internet access addresses those problems while providing a secondary connection in the event of a MPLS outage. However, a company may not maximize its WAN investment when some connections are under-utilized. At other times, applications sensitive to latency or packet loss may not be placed on the path with the best quality. Silver Peak Dynamic Path Control optimizes hybrid WAN services, making real-time traffic decisions based on the latency, loss and available bandwidth of the two paths.

“Silver Peak takes the guesswork out of maximizing application performance and reliability over any network,” said Damon Ennis, SVP of products for Silver Peak. “Dynamic Path Control is like having a GPS with real-time traffic updates, moving applications off of a failing or poorly-performing network before problems occur. The result is improved application performance and reliable service delivery across data centers, remote offices and the cloud.”

Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) is the industry’s fastest and most-flexible data acceleration software. The Silver Peak VXOA software has long been able to maintain parallel paths between sites and gather fine-grained details about those paths. Dynamic Path Control extends these capabilities by sampling the network thousands of times every second to detect even subtle network changes before they impact the application.

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