SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

January 22, 2008 09:00 ET

MSNBC.COM Selects Silver Peak for WAN Acceleration

NX Appliances Improve RPO, Save Bandwidth Costs for Leading News Organization

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that msnbc.com has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to accelerate Structured Query Language (SQL) log transfers between core facilities, resulting in 25 times performance improvements and 93 percent better utilization across the company's WAN.

"Poor WAN performance was causing our data replication processes to routinely fall behind schedule," said Doug Shore, msnbc.com IT Director. "WAN acceleration proved key to maintaining the company's stringent Recovery Point Objectives, while maximizing the performance of other key business applications."

The Silver Peak solution is optimized to support large networks, delivering the best performance on high capacity WAN links and across many distributed enterprise locations. Silver Peak offers the industry's premier solution for disk-based data reduction -- Network Memory™ -- which reduces over 93 percent of WAN traffic and ensures LAN-like application performance across the WAN by eliminating the transfer of duplicate data. Network Memory works on all enterprise applications, regardless of transport protocol (TCP, UDP or proprietary) or latency requirements. As a result, Silver Peak is commonly used to accelerate a variety of business critical applications, including real-time data replication, remote backup, SQL, file, email, web, Voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming video.

About msnbc.com

Msnbc.com delivers a fuller spectrum of news. Drawing on its award-winning original journalism, NBC News heritage, trusted sources and Microsoft's advanced technologies, the site presents compelling, diverse and visually-engaging stories on the consumer's platform of choice. Based in Redmond, WA, msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and NBC Universal (NYSE: GE).

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak improves backup, replication and recovery between data centers and facilitates branch office server and storage centralization by improving application performance across the Wide Area Network (WAN). The company's award-winning NX appliances deliver exceptional performance improvements with unprecedented security and scalability across all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter

NOTE: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, Network Memory and Silver Peak NX Series are trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

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