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Company Overview of Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Silver Peak Systems, Inc. develops wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions. The company offers WAN optimization physical and virtual appliances that enables key information technology (IT) initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, disaster recovery, server centralization, and global application/desktop virtualization. Its products comprise Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA), a WAN optimization software, which provides tools for integration with third party devices; Velocity Replication Acceleration (VRX) software product that combines VXOA technology and storage-based forwarding to make replication acceleration easy for the storage administrator; NX ...

4500 Great America Parkway

Suite 100

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2004



Key Executives for Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

President and Director
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 41
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Vice President of Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Silver Peak Systems, Inc. Key Developments

IMServ Improves Data Protection and Lowers Disaster Recovery Costs with Silver Peak

Silver Peak has been selected by IMServ to help transfer growing volumes of data between its data center in Milton Keynes and its disaster recovery (DR) site 50 miles away. Covering more than 400 servers and around 250 users, IMServ manages highly time critical secure customer data and relies heavily on high network performance, stability, and availability. By deploying Silver Peak's virtual data acceleration appliances, IMServ has been able to improve its DR strategy without the upfront investment of a costly bandwidth upgrade. Faced with a static infrastructure, IMServ's technical team was finding it difficult to cope with the exponential growth of current and historic data it was starting to manage. IMServ's data usage began to exceed its 50 megabit-per-second (Mbps) network bandwidth allowance, resulting in escalating costs. IMServ was subsequently under growing pressure to optimize its existing IT infrastructure in a way that would improve data delivery, increase flexibility and reduce expenditure. IMServ first considered upgrading to a larger wide area network (WAN) link, however the location of the DR site along with the large upfront payment needed became a problem. Subsequently, IMServ turned to leading IT solutions reseller, Future Generations Solutions (FGGL), who recommended maximizing the existing WAN efficiency between both sites. Having considered other known WAN optimization providers, IMServ chose to deploy Silver Peak for its high performance, simple deployment and flexible pricing model. Since deploying Silver Peak's WAN optimization software, IMServ has transformed its DR strategy. Outages and planned maintenance work can be easily managed without any downtime, and the company has seen data availability increase, particularly with some of the migrations' on-the-fly elements of virtualization.

Silver Peak Expands Suite of Virtual Data Replication Software for Storage Professionals

Silver Peak announced the addition of a new replication accelerator to its Velocity Replication Acceleration (VRX) suite of software products. The new accelerator, VRX-6, allows storage professionals using a 300 Mbps WAN to accelerate their offsite data replication workloads up to 20x (on average) over any distance. The Silver Peak VRX software products were developed using Silver Peak's Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA), which overcomes network distance, congestion and capacity challenges that limit data mobility over distance. VRX-6 software deploys seamlessly into any replication environment and runs on all standard hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and KVM. It is proven with all asynchronous IP-based replication solutions from Dell, EMC(R), Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), NetApp(R) and others. The new VRX-6 completes the VRX series of products, which offer replication capacity of up to 2 terabytes-per-hour (TB/hr):VRX-2 - 20 Mbps, averaging 50 GB/hr of replication traffic, VRX-4 - 100 Mbps, averaging 250 GB/hr of replication traffic, VRX-6 - 300 Mbps, averaging 750 GB/hr of replication traffic and VRX-8 - 1 Gbps, averaging 2 TB/hr of replication traffic. Quick and Easy Set-up for Storage Professionals: With Silver Peak VRX software, storage professionals can accelerate their replication traffic in under 20 minutes. No special networking expertise is required. The storage administrator downloads the desired VRX software from the Silver Peak marketplace, installs the software in the same locations as the source and target devices on the hypervisor of their choice, then redirects traffic to the VRX from the source and target storage devices with a few simple commands.

Afina-Westcon Data Center Solutions Partners with Silver Peak for the Iberian Market

Afina-Westcon Data Center Solutions has announced a partnership with Silver Peak to distribute its software-defined WAN optimization solutions in Spain and Portugal. Afina-Westcon will offer its partners Silver Peak's comprehensive portfolio of WAN optimization solutions to solve bandwidth, distance and quality challenges when extending enterprise applications over a wide area network. Silver Peak enables customers to move more data, over longer distances, and in less time. By adding Silver Peak to the Data Center Solutions portfolio, Afina-Westcon partners are able to provide their customers with improved performance, security and reliability for business applications like data replication, backups, file transfers, and real-time applications. Silver Peak adds Afina-Westcon to its distribution channel to further develop, strengthen and expand the adoption of its WAN optimization solutions in Iberia. The addition of Afina-Westcon will also help Silver Peak strengthen its WAN optimization leadership position in the Iberian market, driving new business opportunities for both the enterprise and mid-market. With Silver Peak, companies can achieve the following: backup and recover more data to off-site locations, consolidate data centers, servers and storage anywhere in the world without impacting performance, migrate data quickly and cost effectively to new locations, collaborate in real-time across the WAN (voice, video, virtual desktops) more effectively. Afina-Westcon Data Center Solutions and Silver Peak have designed a complete business plan to form the channel and partner recruitment, including sales enablement, joint marketing and training programs.

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