|[December 19, 2012]
Silver Peak Virtual Marketplace Exceeds 20,000 Downloads
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today
announced that its virtual
marketplace has exceeded 20,000 downloads, highlighting continued
demand for software-based solutions that simplify and lower the costs
for accelerating wide area networks (WANs). A recent study
conducted by Silver Peak (News - Alert) also found that, when given the choice between
physical or virtual WAN acceleration in the branch office, the vast
majority of IT professionals surveyed (81.6%) indicated they prefer
The Silver Peak virtual marketplace was first introduced a year ago and
is the first-of-its-kind in the WAN optimization market. It provides
anyone with instant access to free, self-service trials
of Silver Peak's broad portfolio of virtual solutions. The Silver Peak
sofware solutions deliver multi-gigabit performance and run on all
standard hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft (News - Alert) Hyper-V,
Citrix XenServer, and KVM.
"It's becoming more evident that the market has a strong preference for
virtual WAN acceleration technology," said Rick Tinsley, president and
CEO of Silver Peak. "Virtual is a win-win in terms of making it easier
for customers to access and deploy WAN optimization technology, and with
advancements in hypervisor technology, performance levels are now as
good as or better than hardware. This translates into costs savings and
allows customers to avoid the expensive and all-too-frequent
vendor-imposed hardware refresh."
In a recent product review conducted by the InfoWorld Test Center,
Silver Peak was proven to pack "superior WAN optimization into a virtual
machine." The review concluded that "regardless of the link speed and
latency, the [Silver Peak] VX optimized WAN traffic as well as or better
than a comparable physical chassis" from Riverbed (News - Alert).
"The Silver Peak virtual products give us unmatched performance, pricing
and deployment flexibility for optimizing our data centers and
distributed network of stores," said Justin Jongbloedt, senior manager
of network and Microsoft services for Gander Mountain, which operates
the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing,
camping, and marine products.
"We were able to quickly download, implement and test the Silver Peak
software without requiring any assistance from Silver Peak. We enjoyed
the benefit of seeing actual optimization results within the virtual
environment, without making any upfront commitments," said Charlie Pope,
IT manager for Coastal Beverage Company based in Wilmington, North
"Ease of deployment really made Silver Peak stand out from Riverbed and
the competition," said Travis Rupp, associate vice president of project
management in IT for Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union.
"The [Silver Peak] software solution was a major plus point as compared
with other optimizers on the market, which tend to be hardware-based. As
a result, deployment was simple, flexible and scalable across locations
without any dependency on hardware requirements," said Niwat
Lertnamvongwan, group IT director at dwp (Design World Partnership).
About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch
offices and the cloud. The company's software-defined acceleration
solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast
and reliable access to data anywhere in the world. Leveraging its
leadership in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization,
Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT projects like
virtualization, big data and disaster recovery. Download Silver Peak
software today at www.silver-peak.com/marketplace.
Note: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, and Silver Peak VXOA
are all trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
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