A WAN Revolution

A WAN optimization revolution is upon us with the virtual WANop MarketplaceIn 1787, during the very early years following the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson expressed to another future U.S. President, James Madison, the belief that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”

While 225 years ago “rebellion,” or its synonym “revolution,” may have been a “good thing” only now and then, in today’s world of business, things change quickly and revolution is more than just a good thing – it’s a necessity!

And so it is that Silver Peak today unveiled the Virtual WAN Optimization Marketplace. This revolutionary move introduces the industry’s first and only self-service marketplace for WAN optimization, where anyone can instantly access Silver Peak’s entire portfolio of virtual WAN optimization appliances, as well as get step-by-step instructions for quick and easy deployment of WANop appliances anywhere in the network and on all common hypervisors.

Jim Metzler, leading industry analyst and founder of Ashton, Metzler & Associates said it best in his latest research report titled “Virtualization Changes Everything.” According to Metzler, “Virtualization delivers numerous benefits to the enterprise, from flexible deployment options to rapid cost savings. By migrating the WAN optimization process to an online, self-service model, Silver Peak is helping enterprises capitalize on these benefits while establishing itself as a leader in virtual WAN Optimization Controllers (vWOCs).”

The Silver Peak Virtual WAN Optimization Marketplace allows anyone to choose from the industry’s broadest portfolio of virtual appliances running on the broadest range of hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Citrix Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V.  The Silver Peak VX and VRX virtual appliances, now available as a free self-service download on the Marketplace, range from Mbps to Gbps in 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 Silver Peak experts and other Silver Peak users.

More than fruits and vegetables, it's a WAN optimization marketplaceMany companies have already taken advantage of the Marketplace in its Beta version, prompting a number of testimonials including:

“Without Silver Peak, the Veeam replication jobs would simply not finish at all,” said SSBrendan, who was replicating virtual machines from Texas to Georgia in the United States. “Silver Peak enables the job to complete, plus makes it happen in a timely manner.”

“I can actually create any WAN environment imaginable and fix (and improve) it with the VX VMs,” said IT reseller Mrhoards. “In addition to demonstrations, I can do countless ‘what-if’ scenarios to test out possibilities.  After I am done, I can then move the entire demo to the next customer!”

“Our remote sites suffer around 600ms of latency across the satellite so this makes it very hard to get data in and out of the remote sites,” said RichardMac. “I have been very impressed with the ease of install and performance of VX and would highly recommend it to anyone looking at improving their WAN links.”

If you’re looking for these kinds of results, visit the Virtual WAN Optimization Marketplace today and see for yourself: www.silver-peak.com/marketplace.

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