SOURCE: Silver Peak Systems

February 06, 2007 09:00 ET

Silver Peak and Double-Take® Software Team to Improve Data Protection Across High Capacity WAN Links

Companies Enhance Business Continuity Through Faster Asynchronous Replication, Network Backup and Recovery

SANTA CLARA, CA and SOUTHBORO, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Silver Peak Systems, Inc. (, a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, and Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK), a leading provider of data protection solutions, today announced a partnership to ensure secure real-time replication, backup and recovery in high capacity WAN environments. The two companies are pursuing joint sales, marketing and interoperability testing efforts to help enterprises improve business continuity and disaster recovery across geographically disperse locations.

Data protection products, such as Double-Take from Double-Take Software, can be adversely affected by inherent WAN limitations, including bandwidth, high latency and packet loss. To combat these restrictions, Silver Peak's NX Series of WAN acceleration appliances uses disk based data reduction to eliminate over 90 percent of traffic traversing the WAN, as well as various TCP acceleration, loss mitigation, and Quality of Service (QoS) techniques to accelerate WAN performance. The combined Silver Peak and Double-Take Software solution delivers 10 to 30 times average improvements in replication and recovery times. This enables enterprises to better achieve their desired Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), while maximizing investments in data protection, storage and networking infrastructure.

Silver Peak and Double-Take Software have been operating in several live enterprise networks, with capacities reaching 460 Mbps. Day-to-day storage tasks are performed in a secure manner using Silver Peak's Secure Content Architecture, which ensures that business critical data being sent across the WAN is always protected with 128-bit AES encryption. Hardware acceleration ensures that data privacy does not come at the expense of performance.

"WAN acceleration has become a critical enabler for our business continuity plans," said the IT Director at a global professional services firm. "We made several strategic IT investments in these areas that help us protect client data, recover more quickly from potential disasters and maximize the utilization of existing WAN resources. We are pleased to see leading vendors like Silver Peak and Double-Take Software working together to ensure seamless interoperability between their products. This type of partnership always results in improved performance and increased reliability for the end user."

"Working with Silver Peak allows joint customers to leverage their existing infrastructure for complete data protection over high capacity WAN links," said Bob Roudebush, director of solutions engineering, Double-Take Software. "Double-Take Software provides the most efficient method of data replication available by sending only byte-level changes to protected files. By leveraging Silver Peak's NX Series Platform with our replication technology, customers can realize even better replication performance and overcome latency and throughput restrictions without investing more budget dollars in additional bandwidth."

"The combined Silver Peak and Double-Take Software solution ensures maximum data accessibility with minimal exposure to risk," said Craig Stouffer, vice president of worldwide marketing at Silver Peak. "Through our various partnership activities we are streamlining the deployment process while ensuring predictable behavior across all environments. Given the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery to the enterprise, partnerships like this play a strategic role in business operations."

For more information on the combined Silver Peak and Double-Take Software solution, including sample performance metrics, please visit:

The companies will present an on-demand webinar describing the joint solution, benefits and real customer results in the coming months. For more information please send an e-mail to

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak facilitates the centralization of servers and storage by improving application performance across a Wide Area Network (WAN). With the company's award winning NX family of WAN acceleration appliances, enterprises can improve disaster recovery in data centers and reduce "server sprawl" in branch and remote offices. Silver Peak delivers exceptional, transparent performance improvements for all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, e-mail, web, and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit

NOTE: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, Network Memory and Silver Peak NX Series are trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

About Double-Take® Software

Headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK) provides the world's most relied upon solution for accessible and affordable data protection for Microsoft® Windows® applications. The Double-Take product is the standard in data replication, enabling customers to protect and recover business-critical data that resides throughout their enterprise. With its partner programs and professional services, Double-Take delivers unparalleled data protection, centralized backup, high availability, and recoverability. It's the solution of choice for thousands of worldwide customers, from SMEs to the Fortune 500 in the banking, finance, legal services, retail, manufacturing, government, education and healthcare markets. Double-Take is an integral part of their disaster recovery, business continuity and overall storage strategies. For more information, please visit

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