Silver Peak Unveils New Features

Silver Peak helps enterprises cut WAN losses

November 6, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Silver Peak Systems, a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced several new optimization features that overcome packet delivery challenges in high capacity WAN links. Silver Peaks latest product enhancements address the negative effects of packet loss, out of order packets, and flow restrictions across the WAN, resulting in significantly faster data transfer times and more efficient link utilization.

“We identified serious packet delivery issues on our core WAN routers that were impacting the performance of Oracle replication and other critical traffic,” said Leon Roberge, Director of Information Systems at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “Silver Peak’s NX appliances gave us the tools necessary to address these issues until we could correct the problem. They got us through a tough period, all the while ensuring that our disaster recovery plans were never compromised.”

The Biggest Loser

As data volumes increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with backup and replication cycles across the WAN. Enterprises require higher bandwidth WAN connections to support these growing demands and are turning to shared WAN technologies like MPLS and IP VPNs as a cost effective way of establishing this connectivity.

In MPLS and IP VPN environments, packet delivery issues can increase as throughput increases, which places more demand on network resources. It is common to see averages of 0.5 percent packet loss with peaks reaching 5 percent. These problems can lead to excessive re-transmissions, which limits the effective throughput of data transfers across the WAN.“Packet loss and reordering can debilitate key applications across the WAN, especially in data replication and remote backup scenarios where there are large amounts of sustained traffic,” said Jim Metzler of Ashton, Metzler & Associates. “By overcoming these packet delivery issues in real-time, Silver Peak provides enormous value in these environments. As more enterprises move to MPLS and IP VPNs, loss mitigation and reordering techniques will become an increasingly important requirement for WAN optimization devices.”

Silver Peak Systems Inc.

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