May 7, 2014
Today at EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas, Silver Peak announced a joint solution with EMC – Silver Peak with RecoverPoint for VSPEX. This is an exciting milestone and a culmination of a great deal of effort by both Silver Peak and EMC.
VSPEX is a reference architecture designed to help channel/reseller partners quickly deploy converged solutions (server,storage, networking). Similar in concept to VCE/VBLOCK, but different in that the solution is integrated by EMC reseller partners rather than by EMC/VCE. This provides integration/services revenue for the EMC reseller partner while providing a replicable solution that has been proven/tested by EMC.
The primary announcement is Silver Peak’s VSPEX-proven solution for RecoverPoint replication acceleration. Building off EMC’s VSPEX reference architecture for RecoverPoint, the Silver Peak solution allows channel partners to build (and customers to deploy) in a step-by-step, “cookbook” approach, Silver Peak Velocity Replication Acceleration solutions on top of RecoverPoint and EMC VNX. Silver Peak is the only data acceleration solution endorsed and available in a VSPEX-proven reference architecture. No other WAN optimization or data acceleration solution has achieved this certification.
“EMC VSPEX is a simple, efficient, and flexible solution optimized for the most popular use cases for customers moving to cloud computing. Silver Peak’s software-defined approach to data acceleration enables customers to further reduce their WAN bandwidth requirements and networking costs while taking advantage of EMC RecoverPoint replication over any distance.” – Gary Garcia, Director Global Solutions Marketing, VSPEX, EMC Corporation.
When combined with VSPEX for EMC RecoverPoint, Silver Peak and EMC enable customers to meet their RPOs regardless of WAN bandwidth, distance to remote locations, or quality of WAN (i.e. Internet VPN). Silver Peak software provides the following advantages when deployed as part of a VSPEX with RecoverPoint solution:
This solution is available now and we are excited about additional go-to-market activities with EMC and the EMC channel in the coming months.