Apr 25, 2012
I think the title of this blog sums it up best. With the growing adoption and compelling cost-to-performance ratio, you really can’t hide from virtual WAN optimization (WANop). The Virtual WAN Optimization Marketplace is living proof, today eclipsing 10,000 downloads.
This is the latest evidence that the WAN optimization market is undergoing a fundamental transformation. In the words of Larry Cormier, SVP of marketing for Silver Peak, “The market has changed from a ‘branch office-in’ to a ‘data center-out’ perspective, and virtualization of data center class WAN optimization is at the heart of enabling scalable, high performance, and cloud-ready networks across the enterprise.”
The dramatic pace by which our marketplace has reached 10,000 downloads is proof that Virtual WANop is truly a disruptive market force. The self-service marketplace, introduced just two months ago, provides anyone instant access to Silver Peak’s entire portfolio of virtual WAN optimization appliances, as well as step-by-step instruction for quick and easy deployment anywhere in the network and on all common hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Citrix Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Anyone can download the Silver Peak VX and VRX virtual appliances, which offer megabits-per-second (Mbps) to gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of WAN capacity. The Marketplace includes common use cases for the Silver Peak products, a download section to obtain license keys and software images, installation videos, and an online user forum for interaction with experts.
Gina Narcisi from SearchEnterpriseWAN writes, “Moving forward, it will be interesting to see if other vendors look into user feedback to facilitate how they too can change up how they package and deliver WAN optimization and virtual WAN optimization to potential customers.”