Oct 10, 2012
When I recently found out that Silver Peak was named a “Champion” in Info-Tech Research Group’s new WAN Optimization Vendor Landscape report, the sounds of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor started ringing in my head. For those who don’t know, they were the original cast of the British rock band Queen, globally recognized for the epic and timeless ballad, “We are the Champions.”
As a musician myself, I couldn’t resist. There isn’t a better and more timely song to represent Silver Peak’s continued global success. Just listen to the lyrics:
“We are the champions – my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting – till the end
We are the champions –
We are the champions
No time for losers
‘Cause we are the champions – of the world.”
According to Info-Tech (and Queen, if you will), Champions receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend-setters for the industry.
Info-Tech Research Group lead research analyst Mark Tauschek broke it down: “Silver Peak is fully focused on WAN Optimization and does not have competing products to distract its focus. Info-Tech loves the company’s transparency. Not only does it offer free VX-X virtual appliances for up to 4 Mbps between two sites, all virtual appliances are available for a free 30 day trial. Silver Peak’s online marketplace provides transparent pricing for its entire product line.”
Silver Peak customer Chris Edwards of Group Dekko Services was also quoted in the report saying Silver Peak is “easy to configure” and “does an excellent job of acceleration.”
Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.
Thanks to Mark and the Info-Tech team for recognizing Silver Peak as a true Champion in WAN optimization!