SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

May 29, 2007 09:00 ET

Silver Peak Meets LaBarge, Inc.'s Specification for Scalable WAN Acceleration

NX Appliances a Core Component of Manufacturer's Backup Plans

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that LaBarge, Inc., a recognized leader in the electronics manufacturing services industry, has chosen Silver Peak to ensure fast and reliable backup of data across the company's distributed corporate network. With Silver Peak's NX appliances, LaBarge has improved the transfer of database images, files, print records and other critical data over the WAN.

LaBarge has a variety of plants and corporate facilities located throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. The company had a strategic desire to backup all data from these locations to its main headquarters. To achieve this task, LaBarge chose software from Commvault and looked to Silver Peak to minimize transfer times and improve bandwidth utilization across the WAN.

"With Silver Peak, we reduced the time required to transfer a day's worth of data across our WAN from several hours to about five minutes," said Curt McCann, IS operations manager at LaBarge. "This saves money in support costs and allows us to meet our backup requirements more efficiently."

LaBarge is also using Silver Peak's NX appliances to accelerate the performance of other key applications across the company's WAN, including email (MS Exchange), web (HTTP), file transfers (using Microsoft CIFS) and online reporting tools.

"Surprisingly, some of our online applications now work better across the WAN than they do locally," said McCann. "Our next step is to tightly control the traffic using Silver Peak's sophisticated QoS capabilities."

With Silver Peak's NX appliances, LaBarge can better protect critical data through fast and reliable remote backup and disaster recovery. In addition, the company can reduce operational expenditures by accelerating the time it takes to backup large volumes of data across the WAN. As a result, Silver Peak is a core component of LaBarge's ongoing business continuity plans.

About LaBarge, Inc.

LaBarge, Inc. is a broad-based provider of electronics to technology-driven companies in diverse markets. The Company provides its customers with sophisticated electronic and electromechanical products through contract design and manufacturing services. Headquartered in St. Louis, LaBarge has operations in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Company's Web site may be accessed at http://www.labarge.com

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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