University Federal Credit Union Gets Up to Speed with Silver Peak WAN Acceleration

The road to Silver Peak started with a surprise. University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) of Austin, Texas had partnered with another institution to create a business continuity site. As part of its redundancy plan, UFCU moved its backup Symitar server to the new site. They began testing backups, Failover, and Remote Poster and found it was taking 12-15 hours to transfer a backup! David Perego, UFCU’s Host Services Team Lead, explained the problem. “We purchased a large-bandwidth circuit for this and other data transfers with a goal of 2-4 hours for the copy. But even with this circuit, latency and packet loss made that goal impossible.” 

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