Silver Peak Joins the Network Appliance Partner Program to Provide Customers with Secure Data Replication and Disaster Recovery Across the Wide Area Network

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Silver Peak Systems, Inc. (http://www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced membership in the NetApp Partner Program to improve the performance and security of data replication and recovery across the WAN. The Silver Peak and NetApp collaboration provides a solution for data protection that reduces the risk of exposure from failed disaster recovery processes by minimizing data transfer times and maximizing WAN bandwidth utilization.

Silver Peak helps NetApp enterprise storage systems achieve their true performance potential over impaired WAN links while adding additional security at the network layer to support any WAN environment, including the public Internet

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Silver Peak Systems, Inc. (http://www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced membership in the NetApp Partner Program to improve the performance and security of data replication and recovery across the WAN. The Silver Peak and NetApp collaboration provides a solution for data protection that reduces the risk of exposure from failed disaster recovery processes by minimizing data transfer times and maximizing WAN bandwidth utilization.

As a NetApp Advantage Partner, Silver Peak has tested and verified its NX appliances with NetApp® SnapMirror®, SnapVault® and Open Systems SnapVault (OSSV). The combined NetApp and Silver Peak solution demonstrates significant performance improvements over non-accelerated environments, with a correspondingly significant reduction in WAN traffic. Silver Peak accelerates the transfer of numerous types of data in a NetApp storage environment, including file, email and video images. By addressing WAN link speeds ranging from several Megabits per second (Mbps) to several Gigabits per second (Gbps), the Silver Peak solution uniquely addresses the high capacity requirements of large data center environments.

Silver Peak also uniquely provides hardware-based encryption within the NX appliances and across the WAN link to ensure end-to-end data privacy between NetApp storage systems. This functionality is complementary to the Decru DataFort® storage security appliances from NetApp.

"Given the importance of WAN acceleration to business continuity, we are committed to working with leading partners in this space to provide fast and reliable replication and recovery services," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Alliances at Network Appliance. "Silver Peak has demonstrated a proven ability to bring security and scale to enterprise data protection, making them an attractive solution in NetApp customer environments."

"Silver Peak helps NetApp enterprise storage systems achieve their true performance potential over impaired WAN links while adding additional security at the network layer to support any WAN environment, including the public Internet," said Craig Stouffer, vice president of worldwide marketing at Silver Peak. "We are pleased to be working with a respected leader in the storage industry to improve business operations through better data replication and disaster recovery."

For more information on the combined Silver Peak and NetApp solution, including sample performance metrics, please visit:

http://www.silver-peak.com/Solutions/Improve_Application_Delivery/NetApp.htm.

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak improves backup, replication and recovery between data centers and facilitates branch office server and storage centralization by improving application performance across the Wide Area Network (WAN). The company's award winning NX appliances deliver exceptional performance improvements with unprecedented security and scalability across all enterprise applications, including data replication, backup, file transfers, email, web and real-time applications such as Citrix and VoIP. For more information, visit http://www.silver-peak.com/infocenter

Note: Silver Peak Systems, the Silver Peak logo, Network Memory and Silver Peak NX Series are trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

About the NetApp Partner Program

The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at http://www.netapp.com/partners/become/join.html.

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts to simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at http://www.netapp.com.

NetApp, SnapMirror, and SnapVault are registered trademarks and Network Appliance is a trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Decru DataFort is a registered trademark of Decru, a NetApp company. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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