SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

Silver Peak Systems

August 04, 2009 09:02 ET

Natural Factors Deploys Silver Peak Systems to Revitalize WAN Performance

Leading Supplement Provider Replaces Cisco WAAS With High Capacity NX Appliances

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, today announced that Natural Factors, Canada's leader in the development, formulation and manufacture of nutritional supplements, has deployed Silver Peak's NX appliances to improve the performance of the company's Dell EqualLogic SAN replication initiatives. In addition, the company is using Silver Peak to lower the cost of application delivery by improving the performance of several critical applications across the WAN, including Citrix, email, and web traffic.

"By optimizing all of Natural Factors' IP applications with industry leading capacity, Silver Peak has improved the company's disaster recovery operations, increased employee productivity, and lowered IT operational expenditure," said Jaime De Sequera, vice president of Information Services at Natural Factors. "Silver Peak leads the WAN optimization industry in terms of scale and performance, which enables us to grow our network infrastructure in accordance with emerging business demands."

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 optimization delivers unprecedented performance and scalability. Silver Peak provides the highest capacity appliances on the market, and the only solution that optimizes all IP traffic (independent of software version and transport protocol). This includes file, email, web, SQL, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), real-time data replication, and remote backup.

By optimizing the most applications using the fewest appliances, Silver Peak provides the best Return on Investment (ROI) for WAN optimization.

About Natural Factors

Natural Factors is Canada's leader in the development, formulation and manufacture of nutritional supplements for the natural health store market. For more than 50 years, the company has supplied North American consumers with vitamin, mineral, herbal and specialty supplements they trust to protect their families' health.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak is the leader in data center class Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization. The company's award winning NX appliances use real-time network optimization techniques to maximize WAN bandwidth and quality while minimizing the effects of WAN latency. This improves data throughput and application performance across the WAN while lowering WAN bandwidth expenditures.

The Silver Peak solution optimizes all IP applications with industry leading capacity. This makes Silver Peak strategic to a variety of enterprise initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, branch office server centralization, disaster recovery, and application/desktop virtualization.

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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