Enterprise: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Share CAD Images Anywhere

Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs are essential engineering and manufacturing tools, but file sizes make sharing drawings across the WAN problematic. With Silver Peak, you can increase performance by 10 to 20 times for faster download/saves when accessing centralized CAD images, and improved speed and reliability when transferring CAD files using FTP, email or other applications. CAD performance over the WAN benefits from:

  • IP-based byte-level deduplication that detects even the slightest change to a CAD image to eliminate sending repetitive information over the WAN
  • A variety of TCP acceleration techniques, such as adjustable window sizing and selective acknowledgements to overcome TCP "chattiness"
  • Real-time Network Integrity techniques to overcome packet delivery challenges due to network congestion


  • Autodesk, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD® software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software applications to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are built. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation for competitive advantage.
  • 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). 
  • Architecture design firm dwp has adopted a WAN optimisation system from Silver Peak to accelerate file transfers and reduce infrastructure costs by 80 percent. The platform, Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA), is now able to speed up transfers of AutoCAD-based files from days to minutes. According to dwp, it now takes only a few minutes to transfer 1 GB of data across the distributed enterprise, which includes 12 locations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. There was an urgent need for dwp to lower its operating expenditure (OPEX) costs, which soared dramatically due to an increase in bandwidth costs necessitated by poor network connectivity between its data centre located in Bangkok and the various branch offices. In addition, link costs and latency were the highest between Bahrain and Bangkok.
  • 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. 
  • DWP Accelerates Data Mobility And App Performance Across Asia Pacific