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Silver Peak Passes ONUG’s First SD-WAN Testing Program
/ May 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Silver Peak has successfully completed the Open Networking User Group’s (ONUG) first testing program, which validates software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market solutions against key IT requirements. ONUG is an essential driver for defining the new requirements of today’s networks. Our ONUG-validated solution, and our ongoing work within the ONUG SD-WAN Working Group, is proving to be instrumental in…

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CRN Awards 5-Star Rating for WAN Technology Leadership
/ Apr 22, 2015 0 COMMENTS

As the demands for the wide area network evolve and the movement toward building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN) accelerates, Silver Peak has been focused on addressing the dynamic and varied needs for our channel partners. And this work hasn’t gone unnoticed. We are pleased to announce that Silver Peak has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN…

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Speeding vCloud Air Performance By 25x
/ Aug 27, 2014 0 COMMENTS

When Nevro Corp. needed to accelerate data to and from VMware’s vCloud, they looked to Silver Peak to provide a secure, scalable solution to maximize performance and speed critical business operations. As a medical device company, Nevro Corp. required a secure platform that was able to meet the industry’s stringent regulatory requirements. After choosing and…

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What’s Driving the Need for Unity?
/ Aug 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The deployment of WAN Optimization Controllers (WOCs) began in the mid-2000s and was driven by two key use cases.  The first was was enabling an IT organization to take resources out of branch offices and place them in centralized data centers.  The other use case was enabling an IT organization to effectively implement Disaster Recovery…

WAN Software Wins Most Innovative Channel Product
/ Jun 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS

There were celebrations across the pond last night as it was announced that our VX-9000 software was awarded “Most Innovative Channel Product of the Year (software)” at the 2014 Comms Business Awards. Wide area networking is quickly evolving from a hardware-based model to a more flexible software model that can support an enterprise’s expansion to…

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…

SteelFusion — Where’s the Beef?
/ May 6, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Riverbed’s Gil Haberman blogged about how competitors crashed their SteelFusion launch party last week, bemoaning how they’re misleading the industry into thinking that “commodity solutions can deliver comparable value” to SteelFusion (formerly Granite). As the lead party crasher, I take umbrage (not really, but I’ve always wanted to use that word in a tech blog)…

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Announcing the Silver Peak VRX-6
/ Apr 16, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Today Silver Peak released the latest offering in our Velocity Replication Acceleration (VRX) software product line, the VRX-6. When we launched the VRX product line a little over a year ago, we had something for the lower bandwidth customer, VRX-2 and VRX-4, and something for the high bandwidth customer, VRX-8. These three models allowed customers…

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How to Turn Your Admin’s Desktop PC Into a WAN Op Appliance
/ Apr 15, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Offices of just a few users often need WAN optimization, but they lack the budget for specialized appliances, or even a commercial server.  When budgets are that tight we’ve been able to develop an alternative solution: run Silver Peak WAN optimization on a user’s PC. The admin, in our case, never noticed that the PC…

How I “Peak”ed My Computer
/ Apr 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS

For me, Silver Peak’s recent announcement over Accelerated IPSec validates what I’ve been saying to my customers for a while now: Silver Peak is a great solution for the remote office — the technology makes applications faster, more secure, and no additional hardware is needed for small offices. We’ve even run Silver Peak inside the…