Global network
The Global Continuity Network
/ Feb 6, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Business continuity is the new Holy Grail. Where once people used to look to ‘rapid’ backup and restore capabilities to recover from a disaster, this is no longer good enough in many cases. Backup windows are commonly insufficiently long to carry out the required actions of moving large data sets from one place to another,…

Symphony Group Drops RPO to Just 20 Seconds
/ Jun 9, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The UK’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture has found the key to improving the performance of offsite data replication and accelerating the transfer of large volumes of data between the company’s headquarters and its remote data center more than 100 miles away.  Since deploying Silver Peak wide area network…

More with Less
Data Protection & Doing More With Less
/ May 15, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The ongoing pressure to do more with less — MORE data, devices, users, applications, locations, protection, and LESS money, resources, and especially time — is relentless. However, while data protection doesn’t get the attention of all the things required to keep an organization running efficiently and effectively, without doing it well, no organization can survive…

Holistic Protection
WAN is Key Obstacle to Holistic Data Protection (Video)
/ May 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Silver Peak storage expert Everett Dolgner speaks about the wide area network (WAN) being the weakest link in a holistic data protection strategy. “Most replication tools do a good job of moving data, but those tools can run into problems when running over a less-than-perfect WAN,” says Dolgner. “It’s not uncommon to see a 100…

Improving Data Backup & Recovery #2 IT Priority (Infographic)
/ May 5, 2014 0 COMMENTS

A study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group found data backup and recovery to be the second most important IT priority for organizations over the next 12 months. The survey, conducted on behalf of Silver Peak, also revealed how critical data is perceived to be to an organization’s success. Download the ESG report: Meeting the Impossible RPO…

Bringing Software-Defined Data Acceleration to EMC World
/ Apr 28, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The EMC World conference is upon us again, and this year promises more than just the fun and bright lights of Las Vegas. The show, being held May 5-8 at the Venetian in Las Vegas, brings together IT rock stars from all parts of the world. It offers hands-on product demonstrations, hundreds of technical sessions on…

The Shard
Cloud Traffic Climbing To New Heights
/ Nov 27, 2013 0 COMMENTS

According to that seer of seers, that prognosticator of prognosticators — AKA the third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012 – 2017) — global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data center traffic, is expected to grow 450% by 2017. That’s a 35% combined annual growth rate (CAGR), while global data center traffic will…

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
Learning the Lesson of Distance — Hurricane Sandy A Year Later
/ Oct 30, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I try to write for the Silver Peak blog on a regular basis, usually aiming for a weekly post…sometimes even making my deadline. Most of the time I write last minute after spending a couple of days thinking about what I want to say. Last week when I was asked to write about Hurricane Sandy…

EqualLogic Replication Acceleration
How to Accelerate Dell EqualLogic Offsite Replication (Video)
/ Aug 16, 2013 0 COMMENTS

This is a live demonstration of accelerating offsite replication with Dell EqualLogic and Silver Peak replication acceleration software. In joint lab testing, Silver Peak demonstrated performance gains of up to 15x for replication throughput, while real-world deployments have realized up to 20x with up to 90% WAN bandwidth reduction. By replicating data faster over existing networks,…

Silver Peak Makes Storage Replication Easy
/ Apr 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Prior to being an analyst I held many roles in corporate IT, including being responsible for protecting the company’s information, so I understand the absolute mission-critical nature of backup/restore and disaster recovery.  However, I also understand that this is one of the hardest things to get right within corporate IT.  I’ve often joked that every…