Accelerate SnapMirror & SnapVault

Snappier Remote NetApp Replication

NetApp® and Silver Peak make offsite replication easier, more affordable, and more responsive. By using Silver Peak’s industry leading optimization software with NetApp® SnapMirror® and SnapVault®, companies of all sizes can meet their Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), lower ongoing disaster recovery (DR) costs, and gain greater flexibility in data center design and implementation.

NetApp is highly efficient when doing offsite replication, transferring only changed blocks for up to 70% bandwidth savings. Silver Peak replication acceleration software complements SnapMirror and SnapVault by further optimizing available bandwidth, and by overcoming common network challenges that hamper replication performance, such as distance and congestion. The result: customers can replicate up to 20X faster over existing WAN infrastructure and lower ongoing disaster recovery costs by 50% or more. Best of all – it takes less than 20 minutes to get going!

Velocity for SnapMirror/SnapVault

Featured Use Cases

Protect 20x More Data over Your Existing Network.


  • Solves network bandwidth, distance and quality challenges to ensure maximum replication throughput.
  • Proven integration. Customer and lab tested for seamless interoperability.
  • Industry leading scalability. Easily replicate several TB per hour.
  • Deployed in minutes. No networking expertise required with storage redirection deployment.


  • Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO). Replicate more data in less time to remote offsite locations.
  • Replicate over longer distances. Eliminate distance limitations between source/target devices.
  • Improve business continuity. Maintain redundant data centers for hot failover.
  • Lower disaster recovery costs. Eliminate costly dedicated networks for replication; avoid bandwidth upgrades.

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  • Deploying Silver Peak and NetApp SnapMirror in under 5 minutes
  • This document describes the configuration of NetApp 7-mode SnapMirror for use with Silver Peak Velocity Replication Acceleration, VRX. When Silver Peak VRX software is deployed with the NetApp SnapMirror, a static route is used to direct replication traffic to the VRX software for acceleration.
  • Silver Peak + NetApp Partnership podcast
  • NCCW is one of the largest application service providers in the Netherlands. The company builds, maintains and hosts applications that enable building societies to efficiently rent and manage a house. NCCW represents more than 10,000 managed properties, and more than half of all building societies within the Netherlands rely on NCCW for their core business process management (BPM), software-as-a-service (SAAS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications.
  • Long-distance replication is essential to the protection of cloud services. But as The Software Company, a leading provider of IT Management Solutions, learned even the best replication solutions can struggle when moving data over long distance Internet connections. To meet their Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), The Software Company paired Silver Peak’sVelocity replication acceleration solution with NetApp SnapMirror. The result: the company can replicate over 200 GB of data across the United States in under 19 hours, safely and efficiently meeting their disaster recovery objectives.
  • Finisar is at the forefront of this wave, providing optical components and testing equipment that enable high-speed communications across Ethernet local area networks (LANs), Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), and metropolitan area networks (MANs). 
  • Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. turned to Silver Peak Systems Inc. wide area network (WAN) optimization appliances when it needed help moving large engineering files coast to coast for disaster recovery, choosing the startup over larger and better known competitors. Toshiba America's director of information systems, Leon Roberge, said Silver Peak's NX WAN acceleration devices outperformed Riverbed Technology Inc. in his evaluation, which surprised him considering Riverbed's reputation. 
  • The Entertainment Company is a leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services in the United States. When The Entertainment Company wanted to establish a disaster recovery site, it faced a challenge all too familiar to many enterprises: How to replicate large amounts of data across the country and still meet Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs)? 
  • Storage people are from Mars and network people are from Venus. Despite the interdependencies of the two functions, each group often has its own language, vendors, and metrics which can make it difficult to communicate between the two “silos”. 
  • Silver Peak has a variety of architectural advantages that maximize replication performance across the WAN while minimizing ongoing disaster recovery costs.