STE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES SELECTS SILVER PEAK TO DELIVER FULL-BODIED WAN PERFORMANCE

Acclaimed Winery Lowers Recurring WAN Bandwidth Costs

Santa Clara, Calif., March 23, 2009 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration, today announced that that Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to optimize network performance amongst their wineries and remote offices. With Silver Peak’s WAN acceleration technology, Ste. Michelle has lowered its WAN bandwidth cost while delivering better performance for business critical applications, including SQL, Lotus Notes, and Microsoft file sharing (CIFS).

“We’ve experienced explosive growth over the past couple of years, and as a result, network latency and congestion has steadily been on the rise. To increase efficiency and optimize bandwidth utilization, WAN acceleration was a natural progression. Silver Peak’s Network Memory allowed for data delivered over our WAN to emulate LAN-like performance, and with byte level visibility, every application traversing the network saw improved performance -- most notably with CIFS, FTP, and TCP-based applications. With the first phase of appliances deployed, we have positioned our infrastructure with the foundation for delivering high performance services and applications to and from any winery in our organization,” said Danai Kongkarat, Network Manager, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Silver Peak leverages a variety of real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs.  These techniques include:

        • Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency
        • Network Integrity to correct packet loss and WAN quality problems
        • Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization

Silver Peak’s unique network approach to WAN acceleration  delivers unprecedented scalability, including the highest effective throughput of any WAN acceleration device.  This makes Silver Peak ideal for large enterprise networks and applications with high sustained data volumes.  

Silver Peak optimizes every application that runs over IP, including file, email, web, SQL, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), real-time data replication, and remote backup.  This provides the best Return on Investment (ROI) for WAN acceleration.

Silver Peak is the only vendor to solve bandwidth, latency, and loss issues in real time, making shared networks (IP VPN and MPLS) perform like private lines.  Enterprises get cost-effective bandwidth with high throughput and predictable performance, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of business initiatives, from server centralization and storage consolidation to real-time collaboration and disaster recovery.


About Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is among the Top 10 U.S. wine companies. Based in Washington State, the company also has vineyard and winery holdings in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and in Napa Valley, California. Ste. Michelle has pioneered the Washington wine industry since it was established in 1934, and today the company’s portfolio includes Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Domaine Ste. Michelle, Snoqualmie, Northstar, Col Solare, and Spring Valley Vineyard in Washington; Erath in Oregon; and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Conn Creek, and Villa Mt. Eden in Napa. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is also the exclusive importer of Antinori wines in the United States.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration. The company’s award-winning NX appliances optimize all current and future applications across an entire enterprise, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of core business initiatives, such as server centralization, real-time collaboration and disaster recovery. For more information on the Silver Peak solution, visit http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter

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