Continuing our mission to deliver WAN optimization anywhere, Silver Peak today announced the availability of our VX virtual WAN optimization appliances on HP 5400zl and 8200zl switches. We made the announcement in conjunction with the opening of the VMworld Europe 2011 conference being held in Copenhagen this week.
The Silver Peak integration leverages Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) and HP’s recently announced virtualization support for the 5400zl and 8200zl switches to give customers high-capacity, simple, and cost-effective WAN optimization at the branch. The Silver Peak integration on HP switches ensures fast access to centralized applications, optimized backup of remote data, and the highest quality voice and video services to distributed employees.
As more applications and storage become centralized, IT organizations must address the increased demands placed on WANs connecting branch offices to data centers or the cloud. Shared networks, such as multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and public cloud, provide cost advantages over dedicated networks but often have bandwidth limitations, high latency, and packet delivery issues that adversely affect application performance. WAN optimization helps, but deploying a separate physical WAN optimization appliance can increase operational (power, cooling, management) costs.
Silver Peak’s VXOA addresses these challenges with a hardware-independent approach that enables WAN optimization to be easily deployed on any platform with the same performance and scalability as dedicated physical appliances.
Virtualization continues to be a key enabler for a myriad of network functions, including WAN optimization, and we are excited to see HP embracing this same virtualization vision!