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Silver Peak Systems

August 29, 2011 11:00 ET

Silver Peak Extends Options for 'WAN Optimization Anywhere' With Free Fully-Functional Virtual Appliance

New Silver Peak VX-Xpress Provides Instant ROI With WAN Optimization for Site-to-Site Replication, File Sharing, and Collaboration

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - (VMworld) -- Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, today extended the industry's most convenient and low-cost options for deploying WAN optimization with the introduction of the Silver Peak VX-Xpress™ (VX-X), a free and fully-functional virtual appliance for optimizing site-to-site applications over the WAN.

The new Silver Peak VX-Xpress appliance is based on the Silver Peak Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) that powers the entire portfolio of NX, VX, and VRX products. Silver Peak offers the industry's widest range of physical and virtual appliances, ranging from Megabits-per-second (Mbps) to multi-Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in WAN capacity, with hundreds-of-thousands of simultaneous sessions in a single appliance. The VX-Xpress is an entry-level solution within the VX product family, and is perfect for organizations just getting started with WAN optimization or those requiring a quick and easy way to optimize the smallest branch or remote offices. The product is free, easy-to-install, and leverages all of Silver Peak's award-winning network optimization techniques to overcome common bandwidth, latency, and network quality challenges.

(For more information on Silver Peak's virtual data center offerings, see accompanying release: "Silver Peak Enhances VRX -- Industry's only Gigabit Virtual WAN Optimization Solution.")

"Silver Peak and our virtual open architecture is making it easier than ever to deploy WAN optimization across the network -- from branch offices, to data centers, to the cloud," said Larry Cormier, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Silver Peak. "The Silver Peak VX-Xpress breaks the cost and deployment barriers-to-entry for WAN optimization. Whether you are just getting your feet wet in WAN optimization, or you are a networking veteran, Silver Peak VX-Xpress is the most accessible and affordable option for optimizing applications between branch and remote offices."

Optimize All IP Applications
The Silver Peak VX-Xpress supports 4 Mbps of WAN bandwidth with 8,000 simultaneous sessions, making it ideal for smaller branch and remote offices. Based on Silver Peak's VXOA, the VX-Xpress virtual appliance is application, protocol, and software version agnostic, allowing customers to optimize any and all enterprise traffic, including:

  • Backup and recovery applications such as asynchronous backup/replication tools from EMC, HDS, Dell, NetApp, HP, IBM, and other leading vendors.
  • TCP applications, such as Microsoft Windows file sharing, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Lotus Notes/Domino, Siebel, SAP, and Oracle.
  • Interactive applications, such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), Citrix XenApp, Sunray, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
  • Non TCP and real-time applications, like voice-over-IP (VoIP), video conferencing, video streaming, and other unified communications.

Silver Peak VXOA powers the entire family of Silver Peak WAN optimization appliances. With Silver Peak VXOA, customers can deploy high-capacity, data center class WAN optimization on a wide variety of industry standard hardware platforms and hypervisors. Customers benefit from unique features that include Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency, Network Integrity to correct packet delivery issues and intelligently allocate WAN resources, and Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization. The result is up to 10x cost savings that can come from decommissioning existing private-line connections and avoiding investments in larger-capacity WANs and bandwidth upgrades.

Availability, Pricing, and Support
The Silver Peak VX-Xpress is available today as a free download from Silver Peak at http://www.silver-peak.com/products/VX-Xpress. Installation assistance and product support is provided via a peer-driven community, videos, and extensive documentation all available directly from the Silver Peak VX-Xpress website. Registration is optional and is only required to join the VX-Xpress community forum.

Learn more about Silver Peak and the new VX-Xpress appliance at VMworld Las Vegas, booth #764, Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2011; or at VMworld Copenhagen, booth #6, Oct. 18-20, 2011.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company's Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling rapid deployment of WAN optimization on any platform, any hypervisor, anywhere within an enterprise. Silver Peak's WAN optimization solutions are strategic enablers for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, cloud computing, disaster recovery, server centralization, and hosted virtual desktops (VDI). For more information, visit the Silver Peak InfoCenter.

Note: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, Network Memory, Silver Peak NX-series, Silver Peak VX, Silver Peak VRX, Silver Peak VX-Xpress, and Silver Peak VXOA are all trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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