WAXIE Chooses Silver Peak to Make Offsite Replication Shine across WAN

Silver Peak WAN Optimization Increases Performance of NetApp SnapMirror Replication by 310% and Improves Bandwidth Utilization by 72%

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 3, 2011 – Commercial and industrial sanitary supplies leader WAXIE Sanitary Supply has deployed data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization leader Silver Peak Systems to enhance the performance of its NetApp SnapMirror data replication implementation over the company’s high-latency, high-loss WAN. With Silver Peak deployed, WAXIE is now meeting its recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO) and has avoided a costly upgrade of its WAN infrastructure.

WAXIE faced the challenge of ever-increasing data storage traversing a constrained, lower-quality multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) WAN. Rather than purchase additional bandwidth or upgrade to a more expensive WAN, WAXIE looked to value-added reseller Bear Data Solutions for WAN optimization recommendations. Following a thorough evaluation, WAXIE deployed the Silver Peak NX-series WAN optimization appliances. With Silver Peak enabled, WAXIE is increasing bandwidth utilization by 72% via data reduction, and is achieving a 310% performance improvement of large file-set transfer times using NetApp SnapMirror. Back-up and data replication times between San Diego, Calif. and Mesa, Ariz. have been reduced from as much as five days to a few hours.

“As our business continues to grow, so do our data and application usage requirements across the network, making it more difficult to meet RPO/TRO goals with the same WAN infrastructure,” said Aaron Gerraughty, MIS director for WAXIE Sanitary Supply. “Silver Peak was a great solution for us, providing instant integration with our NetApp SnapMirror implementation and helping us to avoid increased bandwidth charges.”

Silver Peak’s award winning WAN optimization appliances seamlessly fit into any enterprise network. Silver Peak has the broadest portfolio of physical and virtual WAN optimization appliances that range from Mbps to Gbps, and now multiple Gbps with the company’s recently announced NX-10K – the highest capacity WAN optimization appliance on the market.

Customers like WAXIE choose Silver Peak because of unique features that include Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency, Network Integrity to correct packet delivery issues and intelligently allocate WAN resources, and Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization. The result is up to 10x cost savings that can come from decommissioning existing private-line connections and avoiding investments in larger-capacity WANs and bandwidth upgrades.

About Waxie Sanitary Supply
WAXIE Sanitary Supply is America’s largest family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies. WAXIE is an industry leader in the distribution of quality cleaning chemicals, equipment, disposables, and accessories to the building service contractor, school, hospitality, healthcare, military, government, industrial, and retail markets. Based in San Diego, the company consists of over 800 dedicated professionals working out of Inventory Centers servicing the western United States including California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska. WAXIE’s GPS® Green Partner Support™ Program is a comprehensive approach to implementing an effective green cleaning program that protects health without harming the environment. Additional information about WAXIE Sanitary Supply may be obtained at www.waxie.com.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company’s unique network approach to WAN optimization delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling enterprises to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances. Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solutions are strategic enablers for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, cloud computing, disaster recovery, server centralization, and hosted virtual desktops (VDI). For more information, visit the Silver Peak InfoCenter .