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 to accelerate data protection traffic over 20 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1 Gbps WAN connections, but we did have a bit of a gap between 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. Today, I’m proud to announce that the VRX-6 fills the gap nicely at 300 Mbps.
The VRX-6, like all Silver Peak software models, is part of an integrated upgrade path. You can upgrade to the VRX-6 from a 2 or 4, or you can upgrade to a VRX-8 from a 2, 4, or 6. We believe in flexibility for our customers, and providing a direct upgrade path between software models helps address the needs of growing environments without a rip and replace. Let’s face it; you are either growing (and so is your data), or you are going out of business. The creation of data is growing exponentially every year, and there are plenty of reports that go into more detail on data growth, so it is important to have an easy upgrade path as your data grows. The VRX-6 is also available via an annual subscription, like all Silver Peak software models.
Finally, the VRX-6 is available for a fully supported 30 day trial. Visit the Silver Peak Marketplace to download any of our software appliances.