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Silver Peak Opens Up WAN Optimization to All With New Virtual Marketplace

Self-Service Website Offers Quick and Easy Access to Silver Peak Free Product and Trials Including the Industry's Only 1 Gbps Virtual WAN Optimizer (February 21, 2012)

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, today continues to revolutionize how WAN optimization is packaged, priced and delivered with the introduction of the Virtual WAN Optimization Marketplace. This is 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 step-by-step instructions for quick and easy deployment anywhere in the network and on all common hypervisors.

(Visit the Virtual WAN Optimization Marketplace: www.silver-peak.com/marketplace)

"Virtualization delivers numerous benefits to the enterprise, from flexible deployment options to rapid cost savings," said Jim Metzler, founder and vice president at Ashton, Metzler & Associates. "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)."

(Read the report "Virtualization Changes Everything" by Ashton, Metzler & Associates: www.silver-peak.com/InfoCenter/infocenter_analysisreports.htm)


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 range from megabits-per-second (Mbps) to gigabits-per-second (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 WAN optimization users.

"When Silver Peak announced our Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) eight months ago, the company promised to change how WAN optimization was packaged, priced and delivered," said Rick Tinsley, president and CEO of Silver Peak. "Today, we add another major milestone in making that vision a reality. The Virtual WAN Op Marketplace removes all barriers-to-entry for WAN optimization and gives anyone instant access to WAN optimization up to and including our VRX product featuring a full 1 Gbps -- 20x the capacity of the closest competitor at one-third the price of equivalent hardware appliances."

The introduction of the Marketplace follows growing adoption of Silver Peak's VXOA and skyrocketing demand for the recently released Silver Peak VX-X, a free fully-functional virtual WAN optimizer that has been downloaded more than 7,000 times in just five months. Silver Peak VXOA powers the entire family of Silver Peak VX and VRX virtual WAN optimization appliances. It is an open architecture that facilitates the most cost-effective WAN optimization deployments on a wide variety of industry standard hardware platforms and hypervisors.

Tinsley added, "The cost-saving benefits of virtualization both from an acquisition and operations perspective are obvious. What was not so obvious when we started down this path was just how ready the market is for virtual WAN Op. The overwhelming success of the VX-X download program and accompanying demand for access to the full portfolio drove the creation of the Marketplace."

Testimonials:

"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."

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization and is recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN optimization controllers. The company's Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling rapid deployment of WAN optimization anywhere and on any platform or hypervisor. Silver Peak's WAN optimization solutions are strategic enablers for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, cloud computing, disaster recovery, server centralization, and hosted virtual desktops (VDI). For more information, visit the Silver Peak InfoCenter or follow Silver Peak on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and the WAN Speak Blog.

Note: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, and Silver Peak VXOA are all trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tony Thompson
Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Direct: +1-408-935-1846
tthompson@silver-peak.com


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