They say a picture is worth a thousand words. To stay true to that statement, I’ll try to convey my story in as few words as possible. A few weeks back, we had one of my favorite Silver Peak VX-Xpress (VX-X) “Cool Deployment” posts yet: a VX-X community user by the name “ankit” made a one-line post: “Silver Peak VX-Xpress reduces iSCSI/Recoverpoint 92% and 13.5X bandwidth gains.”
Then he shared two screen shots from his VX-X web interface. The first screen shot is from the application monitoring page and highlighted an iSCSI/Recoverpoint application getting 92.57% WAN offload. The second screen shot showed throughput of 65Mbps on a 4Mbps link. WOW!!!
Those two pictures are telling me that Ankit’s application performance improved dramatically and avoided costly bandwidth upgrades. That’s the power of the VX-X.
Before you start counting, this whole blog post is 154 words long. I know what you’re thinking too: I should have just posted the pictures and said nothing. You’re probably right!