Silver Peak and Avaya Integrate WAN Optimization on Branch Routers to Optimize Voice, Video and Data to Remote Offices

13 Jul 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Silver Peak Systems, the leader in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization, and Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration solutions and services, today announced the availability of Silver Peak's VX family of virtual WAN optimization appliances on the Avaya Secure Router (SR) 4134. The integrated solution optimizes the performance of enterprise voice, video, and unified communications (UC), and ensures that remote users have fast and reliable access to all centralized applications. It will allow customers to reduce IT complexity by simplifying equipment needs in their branch and remote offices, and help them improve employee productivity by enhancing the performance of enterprise-wide business applications.
 
The Avaya SR 4134 is a modular, multiservice platform that integrates WAN routing, stateful firewall, VPN, VoIP gateway, and Ethernet switching into a single highly-reliable device. A dedicated high-performance server module provides the Avaya SR 4134 with the ability to host virtual appliances and third party applications, such as the Silver Peak VX-series virtual WAN optimization appliance. The server module supports dedicated CPU, memory, and storage, allowing the Silver Peak virtual WAN optimization appliance to operate independently of the Avaya SR 4134 routing platform. The result is an integrated branch office solution which addresses the complete communications and wide area networking requirements of enterprise branch offices.
 
"The Avaya Secure Router 4134 with Silver Peak WAN optimization enables LAN-like performance for unified communications, video, and a multitude of centralized applications at the branch," said Bill Seifert, CTO, Data Solutions, Avaya. "Silver Peak's virtual WAN optimization solution is the perfect complement to our Avaya Secure Router because it provides the highest capacity of any virtual WAN optimization product and support for key applications and IP traffic in and out of the branch."
 
The Silver Peak VX-series virtual WAN optimization appliances are easily deployed and managed on the Avaya Secure Router 4134 Server Module. The Silver Peak virtual appliances overcome WAN bandwidth challenges while at the same time improving remote office user experiences with other applications running over a shared WAN. These applications can include video, voice/VoIP, VDI, and other cloud-based applications. By accelerating branch traffic at the IP layer, Silver Peak can help distributed enterprises optimize all applications running over the WAN.
 
The VX family of virtual WAN optimization appliances support Silver Peak's Network Memory™ technology to significantly reduce the amount of data traversing the WAN and ensure LAN-like application performance. Network Acceleration™ techniques allow VX-series appliance customers to overcome WAN latency and safely extend the distance of networks, while Network Integrity™ features mitigate the effects of packet loss across the WAN, enabling customers to leverage existing MPLS or IP/VPN WAN connections at the branch at a fraction of the cost of dedicated WANs and without sacrificing quality. The virtual appliances also use state-of-the-art header and cross-flow payload compression for immediate first-pass gains. Silver Peak's Global Management System (GMS) provides simplified management, monitoring, and alerting, enabling customers to quickly diagnose and resolve any application-layer throughput issues as a result of WAN conditions.
 
"Maximizing WAN connectivity to the branch is critical when enabling bandwidth-intensive applications such as voice, video, and unified communications," said Marc Trimuschat, vice president of business development and alliances for Silver Peak. "Silver Peak's virtual WAN optimization easily integrates with the Avaya Secure Router architecture to allow customers to integrate our leading WAN acceleration technology rather than accepting less-capable or hardware-based solutions from an entrenched network supplier."
 
Silver Peak is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program—an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network.
 
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
 
About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak develops data center class WAN optimization appliances that maximize WAN performance while minimizing WAN costs. The company's unique network approach to WAN optimization delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling enterprises to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances. 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 Information Center.
 
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Note: Silver Peak Systems, Silver Peak logo, and Network Memory, and Network Integrity are trademarks of Silver Peak Systems, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owner.

Tony Thompson, Media Relations

Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

408-935-1846

tthompson@silver-peak.com

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Sami Asiri, Media Relations

Avaya

408-496-3684

sami@avaya.com

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