Speeding vCloud Air Performance By 25x

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 […]

What’s Driving the Need for Unity?

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

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

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?

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) […]

Announcing the Silver Peak VRX-6

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 […]

How to Turn Your Admin’s Desktop PC Into a WAN Op Appliance

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

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 […]

Better for the Branch — Which Architecture is Right for Your Remote Sites?

An IT manager recently pinged me about our approach to branch offices. He was considering Riverbed’s SteelFusion (formerly Granite) and wanted to evaluate a comparable solution from Silver Peak. It’s a common question and one that underscores the enormous agility, cost, and functionality of the Silver Peak approach. So I decided to work up a […]

Nimble and Silver Peak: Better Together

You’ve heard from us how much Silver Peak improves replication performance, now hear it from the field. CIO Solutions, a Nimble storage partner based in California, recently published their performance testing with Nimble and Silver Peak: My prior experience with WAN optimization had been with Riverbed and the Juniper WX product (use to be Peribit) […]