NX Appliances Enable District-Wide Virtual Desktop Deployment

Santa Clara, Calif., June 16, 2009 Silver Peak Systems , the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration, today announced that the Vancouver School Board in British Columbia, Canada, home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, has selected Silver Peak’s NX appliances to optimize WAN performance across all 120 schools in the district.

The Vancouver School Board is a large metropolitan public school district that provides education programs to over 100,000 youth and adult learners. With Silver Peak’s real-time network optimization techniques the School Board is building an infrastructure to support the concept of a single campus across the city, providing a virtualized desktop experience to all students and staff as well as centralized file storage. In the long term, this saves the district hundreds of thousands of dollars in IT support costs and software licensing and provides the most sustainable solution in a time of financial difficulty.

“We chose Silver Peak over other major WAN acceleration vendors based on their unique ability to support our flexible computing strategy,” said Stephen Lamb CIO at Vancouver School Board. “Only Silver Peak overcomes bandwidth, latency and loss challenges that adversely impact real-time applications and has the flow capacity needed to support thousands of simultaneous users. From an infrastructure perspective Silver Peak makes it possible for us to move to a single campus, delivering services to our learning community regardless of their geography. This makes the idea of ‘anytime, anywhere learning’ a reality for the students of Vancouver.”

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 Vancouver School Board
The Vancouver school district is a large, urban and multicultural school district providing programs to 56,000 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, over 3,000 adults in adult education programs and over 40,000 in continuing education.

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

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