Silver Peak Wins Most Innovative Channel Software Product at 2012 Comms Business Awards

Silver Peak VRX-8 Virtual Product Recognized in the Channel for Accelerating Data Mobility

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9, 2012 —Silver Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data movement over distance, today announced its VRX-8 virtual wide area network (WAN) optimization product has been named the winner of the “Most Innovative Channel Product of the Year (software)” at the 2012  Comms Business Awards.

The Comms Business Awards are independently judged to recognize excellence and those who truly set the standard in the channel, making it one of the industry’s most acclaimed accolades. Silver Peak stood-out among offerings from Liquid Voice, Siemens Enterprise Communications, Union Street Technologies and Zeacom Europe in the on-premise software category.

“The requirements for WAN optimization are evolving from legacy hardware-based offerings to software solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily anywhere in the world,” said Larry Cormier, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Silver Peak. “Silver Peak’s VXOA software is in a class above all the others, providing the highest performance for accelerating data movement over distance and giving users and the channel flexibility to deploy WAN optimization where it’s needed.”

The Silver Peak VRX-8 is the industry’s first and only software-based WAN optimizer specifically designed for the rigours of moving large amounts of data between data centers, branch offices and the cloud. It is the highest-performance software appliance on the market, supporting up to 256,000 simultaneous connections with up to 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) of end-to-end WAN throughput. The Silver Peak VRX-8 delivers 20-times more performance than the next closest competitor.

About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak software accelerates data movement between data centers, branch offices and the cloud.  The company’s optimization solution solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast and reliable access to information 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, big data and disaster recovery.  Download Silver Peak today at or follow us on Twitter , YouTube , LinkedIn , and the WAN Speak Blog .