This customer profile is about Perkins Coie LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington, who deployed a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to accelerate branch office connectivity and address replication challenges between its Seattle and Chicago, Illinois data centers.
Perkins Coie had used another vendor's WAN optimization hardware, but it could not optimize all of the concurrent sessions (simultaneous sessions) established between the applications in the remote offices and the servers in the data center. Concurrent sessions are particularly a problem for cloud applications that use pipelining to improve application performance.
Perkins Coie chose Silver Peak in part because of its ability to optimize many concurrent sessions, but also because of its ease of use and performance. In head-to-head testing, Silver Peak software outperformed Riverbed hardware and deployed in a fraction of the time. With Silver Peak, Perkins Coie meets its recovery point objectives (RPOs) and attorneys in remote offices need less time to check documents out of the organization's enterprise document management system.