SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

December 17, 2008 12:46 ET

Hardin Construction Chooses Silver Peak Systems to Develop Prime WAN Performance

Leading Atlanta-Based Construction Company Saves Over One Hundred Thousand Dollars in Telco Expenditures

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - Silver Peak Systems, the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration, today announced that Atlanta-based Hardin Construction Company, LLC, a leader in the construction industry, selected Silver Peak NX appliances to accelerate data center replication and improve Microsoft file sharing to remote offices. With Silver Peak's WAN acceleration technology, Hardin Construction has minimized service provider expenditures while optimizing the performance of business critical applications, including Microsoft CIFS, EMC SAN Copy, and Autodesk Revit.

"By avoiding bandwidth upgrades across our entire network, WAN acceleration savings could easily be seven figures in telecom expenditures," said Danny Bensley, CIO, Hardin Construction Company, LLC. "Silver Peak stood out from the other WAN acceleration vendors for their ability to optimize all of our key business applications. In addition, they are an EMC Select Partner, which provides us a one-stop shop for our disaster recovery needs," said Bensley.

Silver Peak leverages a variety of 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 loss and WAN quality problems

-- Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization

Silver Peak's unique network approach to WAN acceleration delivers unprecedented scalability, including the highest effective throughput of any WAN acceleration device. This makes Silver Peak ideal for large enterprise networks and applications with high sustained data volumes.

Silver Peak optimizes every application that runs over IP, including file, email, web, SQL, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), real-time data replication, and remote backup. This provides the best Return on Investment (ROI) for WAN acceleration.

Silver Peak is the only vendor to solve bandwidth, latency, and loss issues in real-time, making shared networks (IP VPN and MPLS) perform like private lines. Enterprises get cost effective bandwidth with high throughput and predictable performance, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of business initiatives, from server centralization and storage consolidation to real-time collaboration and disaster recovery.

About Hardin Construction Company

Founded in 1946, Hardin Construction Company, LLC is a leading general contractor and construction manager in the United States and has consistently been in the forefront of its industry for years. With offices in Atlanta, Ga., Tampa, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., and Austin, Texas, Hardin Construction provides comprehensive construction services including general construction, construction management, design-build, renovation and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) management. A privately-held company, Hardin Construction provides services in markets such as retail, hospitality, residential, office, education, healthcare and public assembly. For more information, visit www.hardinconstruction.com.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak is the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration. The company's award-winning NX appliances optimize all current and future applications across an entire enterprise, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of core business initiatives, such as server centralization, real-time collaboration and disaster recovery. For more information on the Silver Peak solution, visit: 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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