Enterprise: VDI Optimization

Making the Most of VM Mobility and Virtual Desktops

Silver Peak acceleration solutions can help you optimize virtual machine (VM) mobility and virtual desktop integration (VDI):

VM Mobility

Moving VMs between hosts maximizes the efficiencies of virtualization, while enhancing business continuity. Silver Peak WAN acceleration helps enterprises reap these rewards by overcoming network challenges that impact the performance of VM mobility across the WAN.

Virtual Desktops

Virtual desktop performance becomes more erratic the farther users are from the data centers housing the VDI infrastructure. Silver Peak overcomes the performance challenges posed by distance and network congestion,  enhancing Citrix XenDesktop/XenAppVMware Horizon, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and other VDI architectures.

Featured Products

  • VX WAN Optimization Software

    VX Virtual WAN Optimization Software

    Silver Peak VX WAN optimization software supports the full list of Silver Peak WAN optimization features. Use Silver Peak VX software to build a Silver Peak Unity WAN fabric for integrating your enterprise WAN, the Internet and the cloud, and to optimize every SaaS application.

  • NX WAN Optimization Appliances

    NX Appliances for Application Acceleration and Replication Acceleration

    Silver Peak NX WAN optimization appliances are the industry's highest-performance WAN optimization solutions, delivering three-times the WAN performance and capacity of the nearest competing products. Silver Peak Software for Life program means you can convert NX appliances to VX software at anytime for free.

  • Unity Architecture: Building an SD-WAN Fabric

    Silver Peak Unity is the premier solution for broadband and hybrid WANs.


  • Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution helps enterprises reap the rewards of virtualization by overcoming network challenges that impact the performance of these applications across the WAN. More specifically, Silver Peak addresses latency, packet loss, and bandwidth challenges that cause virtual applications (for example, Citrix XenApp) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (for example, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Desktop Virtualization, Sun Ray, and VMware VDI) to be unresponsive and/or unreliable across the WAN. 
  • Application virtualization (for example, Citrix XenApp) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (for example, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Desktop Virtualization, and VMware VDI) deliver enormous management and costs savings throughout an enterprise. However, the benefits of virtualization can easily be lost if application performance hampers end user productivity, as often happens when virtual applications and desktops are delivered across a Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Symitar Replicates Virtual Environments Fast for Credit Unions
  • To keep its virtual desktops functioning at high performance during its peak season, tax preparation firm SurePrep decided virtual WAN optimization would be the best way to share resources in service centers across the globe. SurePrep’s IT needs are unusual, because its resources are dedicated to making everything run flawlessly during a short period when tax season is in full swing. “Our peak season is five days a year,” said Will Hosek, SurePrep’s vice president of information technology. Hosek said SurePrep goes from about 50 servers during most of the year to more than 100 during tax season. The Newport Beach, Calif., company has a 200-seat service center in Irvine, Calif., and another 200-seat center in Mumbai, India. Both service centers run virtual desktops with Wyse Technology Inc.’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)-based thin clients.
  • Networking can make or break a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) roll-out, as one business found out. The company, a global law firm, operates a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) wide area network (WAN) between its three global sites, supporting 7,000 staff. Approximately 75% of traffic on the network was Citrix, 20% was taken by print services, while the remainder was used by web and authentication protocols. Sometimes the Citrix client on users' desktops would not keep up with their typing due to congestion on the WAN. Given that the cost of upgrading links in certain regions can be around £250,000 per annum, the law firm could not justify buying more network capacity. Deploying quality of service (QoS) to prioritise Citrix traffic could work, but at the cost of slower print traffic. 
  • As associate director at Linklaters, David Bennett is responsible for the WAN and reports into the CIO as the head of (ISS) Information Systems and Strategy development. He shared a case study of the firm's recent WAN revamp with CIO.com Linklaters is one of the largest law firms in the world, operating in more than 30 locations in 23 countries, advising companies, financial institutions, and governments. The firm's 540 equity partners and 2,000 lawyers cover 18 core practice areas, including capital markets, competition and antitrust, tax, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and technology.