Santa Clara, CA – December 3, 2007 – Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com <http://www.silver-peak.com> ), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that the North Vancouver School District has selected Silver Peak NX appliances to improve data transfers between schools and administrative facilities located throughout the North Vancouver region. With Silver Peak’s NX appliances, North Vancouver School District has overcome bandwidth and latency challenges in their WAN, enabling better performance of centrally managed applications and improved data protection through real-time replication across the WAN.
North Vancouver School District oversees approximately 17,000 students enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The School District is comprised of twenty-eight elementary schools, two alternate schools, and seven secondary schools, as well as one central office for administrative functions. The School District IT staff explored WAN optimization as a way of facilitating centralized file storage for all students and staff, improving opportunities for online collaboration and to consolidate operations. In addition, a new disaster recovery facility will be deployed in the near future which will require real-time data replication across the School District’s WAN.
“We evaluated a variety of WAN optimization solutions to determine which would best meet our operational needs as well as support our long term goals,” said Stephen Lamb Director of ICT, North Vancouver School District. “In the end, we chose Silver Peak for its ability to support all of our key applications, including real-time streaming media and real-time data replication which would otherwise be difficult to deliver across a WAN. With Silver Peak products delivering the performance we need, we can forge ahead with our vision of how information and communication technology will support teaching and learning within our community”
The Silver Peak solution is optimized to support high capacity WAN environments, delivering significantly more WAN capacity, local data store and TCP sessions than competitive WAN acceleration devices. Silver Peak offers the industry’s premier solution for disk based data reduction, Network Memory, which reduces over 95 percent of WAN traffic and ensures LAN-like application performance across the WAN by eliminating the transfer of duplicate data. Network Memory works on all enterprise applications, regardless of transport protocol (TCP, UDP or proprietary) or latency requirements. As a result, Silver Peak is commonly used to accelerate a variety of business critical applications, including real-time data replication, remote backup, SQL, file, eMail, web, Voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming video.