SMTC Keeps Global Data Flowing Fast with Silver Peak WAN Acceleration

Contract Manufacturer Accelerates Data Mobility by 20X between China, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr. 3, 2013 – Silver Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today announced that SMTC (Nasdaq: SMTX), a recognized global electronics manufacturing services provider, is using Silver Peak to improve the performance of remote data transfers by up to 20-times faster between six offices in mainland China, Hong Kong, Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. Silver Peak was selected over the competition based on performance superiority, ease-of-use and acceleration for specific applications.

SMTC has more than 2,000 employees who depend on a variety of centrally-hosted applications that include enterprise resource planning (ERP), Windows-based file transfers and remote desktop (RDP) connections. However, increasing data volumes and a congested multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) wide area network (WAN) was impeding the company’s long-distance operations. 20 megabyte (MB) files would take more than two hours to transfer, Web traffic was slow and desktop application connectivity frequently timed out due to delays experienced over the network.

Silver Peak solved SMTC’s challenges with its Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) software, which uses real-time acceleration techniques for moving data quickly across the WAN. Silver Peak VXOA software overcomes the adverse effects of latency, congestion, and limited network capacity—all of which were significantly impairing long-distance data transfers and application performance for SMTC.

“With Silver Peak, we’ve seen transfer ratios as dramatic as 20-to-one,” commented John Ouzounis, SMTC’s IT director. “Bandwidth issues meant some file transfers would take as long as 60 minutes to download. With Silver Peak, those same transfers are now down to just five minutes.”

SMTC also saw a huge improvement in stability. “Users sessions would time out and fail,” noted Stephen Dunscombe, SMTC’s network administrator. “That just doesn’t happen anymore.”

“The decision to go with Silver Peak was easy for a number of reasons,” added Ouzounis. “First, Silver Peak offered a free trial so I could determine actual performance and usage, which was extremely important. Second, it is affordable and provides more bang-for-the-buck than any other product on the market. Finally, Silver Peak is helping ‘future proof’ our business with scalability and performance headroom for addressing our data growth.”

“Cost and performance were definitely key considerations,” concluded Ted Davis of AMA, an authorized Silver Peak partner in Canada. “Competitive offerings can be 30 to 40% more expensive and not come close to the performance levels of Silver Peak’s software-based approach.”

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About SMTC
SMTC Corporation, founded in 1985, is a mid-size provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA production, systems integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well as product design, sustaining engineering and supply chain management services. SMTC facilities span a broad footprint in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China, with more than 2,300 employees. SMTC services extend over the entire electronic product life cycle from the development and introduction of new products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life phases. SMTC offers fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a distinctive approach to global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging technology companies primarily within industrial, computing and communication market segments. SMTC was recognized in 2012 by Frost & Sullivan with the Global EMS Award for Product Quality Leadership. SMTC is a public company incorporated in Delaware with its shares traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SMTX.

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