IBM Aspera dramatically shortens bulk data transfers, but often at the expense of other enterprise challenges. Excess data is sent across the wide area network (WAN), delaying file delivery and increasing WAN costs. The performance of other applications sharing the network frequently suffer. Customer testing shows that Silver Peak shortens bulk data transfers by 75 percent and more and eliminates about 50 percent of IBM Aspera from the WAN. With Silver Peak, organizations can use virtually any standard data transfer tool and match the performance expected from IBM Aspera while improving every other application and cloud service on their network.