SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

June 09, 2008 09:00 ET

PCC Natural Markets Chooses Silver Peak to Organically Grow WAN Performance

NX Appliances Accelerate Remote Applications and Avoid Costly Bandwidth Upgrade

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that PCC Natural Markets, the nation's largest customer-owned grocery retailer, has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to accelerate application performance to all of their retail locations. With Silver Peak's WAN acceleration solution, PCC Natural Markets has improved the performance of key business applications like file sharing, Intranet, and client applications for better employee productivity and an improved utilization of office space within retail sites.

"By optimizing the largest variety of traffic with the fewest problems, Silver Peak performed best of the WAN accelerators we evaluated," said Mary Beutjer, systems administrator at PCC Natural Markets. "Silver Peak has provided excellent customer service with regard to planning, setup and support of the deployment throughout our organization."

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, such as the various distributed PCC Natural Markets locations. Silver Peak offers the industry's premier solution for disk-based WAN deduplication -- Network Memory™ -- which reduces over 95 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, Citrix, SQL, remote desktop, file, email, web, Voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming video.

About PCC Natural Markets

Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic retail cooperative with annual sales of $115 million and an active membership of nearly 40,000 households. PCC operates eight stores in the Seward Park, View Ridge, Greenlake, West Seattle, Fremont, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah neighborhoods. A ninth store will open in Edmonds this summer. www.pccnaturalmarkets.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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