Silver Peak’s momentum continues, and we are extremely honored and excited to be named to The Wall Street Journal “Next Big Thing” list for the second consecutive year!
The Wall Street Journal’s Next Big Thing list ranks the top venture-backed companies across all industries, and Silver Peak was one of only 14 returning companies to the list of 5,740 potential candidates. Wow!
Alan Murray, deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal said, “The Next Big Thing highlights companies that we believe are worth watching and have a chance to make waves in their industry.”
The ranking is calculated by measuring 1) the track records of success for both the company’s founders and management, 2) track records for the investors on the board, 3) the amount of capital raised in the last three years, and 4) the percentage change in a company’s valuation in the last year.
The requirements for WAN optimization are evolving and it’s clear that only Silver Peak is best positioned to provide the “data center class” capabilities needed to address today’s pressing IT initiatives, especially those around disaster recovery, VDI, and cloud computing.