SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

Silver Peak Systems

December 28, 2009 09:02 ET

Alumicor Selects Silver Peak for WAN Optimization

NX Appliances Optimize AutoCAD Sharing Across WAN

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 28, 2009) - Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that Alumicor Limited, a leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products, has selected Silver Peak's NX appliances to improve the sharing of design images across the company's WAN. By optimizing the performance of AutoCAD and other key business applications across the WAN, Alumicor has improved collaboration amongst its distributed employees, resulting in faster and more economical design and manufacturing.

"Alumicor requires a WAN optimization solution that works seamlessly across a wide range of enterprise applications," said Peter Moon, senior technology consultant for Alumicor. "Silver Peak's unique 'application agnostic' approach to WAN optimization stands out from the pack, delivering immediate and lasting value for all IP WAN traffic."

"We are seeing up to 80% bandwidth reduction on our WAN depending on the type of application and traffic mix," said Bob Adams, Manager of IT at Alumicor. "When the Silver Peak WAN acceleration appliances are bypassed, there is a noticeable drop in performance that is instantly recognized by all our users. Peter's recommendation couldn't have been more appropriate for Alumicor."

Silver Peak employs real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs. These techniques include:

-- Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency

-- Network Integrity to correct packet delivery issues and intelligently allocate WAN resources

-- Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization

Silver Peak's award winning NX appliances scale from Mbps to Gbps of WAN capacity. They are designed to optimize all IP traffic, regardless of transport protocol and application software version. By delivering the highest capacity appliances that benefit the widest range of applications, Silver Peak is the most cost effective WAN optimization solution for large enterprise networks.

About Alumicor Limited

Alumicor Limited is a Canadian-based manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products.

Founded in 1959 upon the principles of integrity, technical creativity, environmental responsibility, product quality and a safe work place, Alumicor has become known as "the leader in providing value."

With corporate offices in Toronto, Canada, Alumicor services the North American market through four manufacturing facilities in Canada and sales centres across Canada and the United States.

Alumicor's commitment to the customer is to provide innovative quality products on time at a competitive price. This mandate is fulfilled with the enthusiasm of dedicated staff, associates, suppliers and distributors.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak develops data center class network appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company's unique network approach to WAN optimization delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling enterprises to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances. Silver Peak's WAN optimization solution is a strategic enabler for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, disaster recovery, server centralization, and global application / desktop virtualization.

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