|By Business Wire
|November 13, 2012 06:02 AM EST
(Dell Storage Forum) — Silver
Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data
over distance, today announced that more customers throughout North
America, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific are
deploying Silver Peak virtual
products with Dell EqualLogic
storage solutions to accelerate offsite replication
workloads. By replicating data faster over existing networks, customers
can exceed recovery point objectives (RPO) while minimizing
In North America, companies like Deere Credit Union, Dickinson Wright,
Focus Technologies, Hawkins, National Seating and Sun East Federal
Credit Union rely on Silver Peak with Dell EqualLogic to accelerate
replication processes over distance. In EMEA, companies like Aramex and
ZLTO have dramatically reduced the amount of time it takes to move large
volumes of data over constrained networks. In Asia Pacific, companies
like Deswik Mining achieve RPOs over longer distances using less
“The WAN link between our two locations did not provide enough capacity
to support rapid synchronization of all our volumes,” said Bart Haans,
ICT manager for ZLTO, an association that handles national relations for
over 18,000 farmers across the Netherlands. “We were able to quickly
install Silver Peak and simply redirect the traffic between our
EqualLogic arrays through the Silver Peak virtual appliances. No changes
to the network were required, and we were up-and-running accelerating
traffic in just a few hours.”
Dell EqualLogic Auto-Replication can periodically replicate data from
primary sites to designated disaster recovery sites with Silver Peak
VXOA software optimizing the data movement and providing granular
visibility and control over the traffic. This helps ensure business
continuity in the event of an outage.
In lab testing, Silver Peak demonstrated performance gains of up to 15x
for replication throughput, while real-world deployments have realized
up to 20x with up to 90% WAN bandwidth reduction.
“Through a combination of real-time optimization techniques, Silver Peak
enabled us to reduce our replication times from 24 hours to 8 hours over
our existing WAN infrastructure,” said Tom Robertson, CTO at Charter
Bank. “Silver Peak’s appliances have become critical to our disaster
recovery processes, enabling us to replicate all of our data to a secure
offsite location in a fast, reliable, and cost effective manner.”
“As a Dell global preferred partner, we are excited to see more
customers reaping the benefits of a Silver Peak-accelerated Dell
EqualLogic deployment,” said Marc Trimuschat, vice president of
alliances and the Dell relationship for Silver Peak. “Our software-based
solutions enable quick and easy deployment of WAN acceleration from
anywhere in the world, and with our free self-service trials directly
from our website, anyone can start optimizing their disaster recovery
Availability and Free Trial
Dell EqualLogic customers can obtain a free 90-day trial of Silver Peak
WAN optimization by visiting: http://www.silver-peak.com/EqualLogic.
Pricing starts at $7,995 for two Silver Peak virtual machines. Silver
Peak VXOA allows anyone to choose from the industry’s broadest portfolio
of virtual WAN optimization appliances running on the broadest range of
hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Citrix Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V,
About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch
offices and the cloud. The company’s software-defined acceleration
solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast
and reliable access to data anywhere in the world. Leveraging its
leadership in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization,
Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT projects like
virtualization, big data and disaster recovery. Download Silver Peak
software today at www.silver-peak.com/marketplace.
Note: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, and Silver Peak VXOA
are all trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc. All other trademarks and
registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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