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Silver Peak unveils multi-gigabit WAN optimization appliance

Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | June 6, 2011
Silver Peak today announced the release of its fastest WAN optimization appliance, which offers up to 2.5Gbit/sec of bandwidth for disaster recovery as well as cloud and virtual environments.

Another feature, called Network Memory, inspects all traffic at the byte level and stores copies of content in high-capacity, lower-cost disk drives and/or solid-state drives. Advanced finger-printing techniques recognize repetitive patterns for local delivery, eliminating the transfer of duplicate data across the WAN.

"WAN optimization had a tendency to focus on file share and email access in the past. Those presented the biggest problems as enterprises looked to consolidate their resources," Aaron said. "Now we're application agnostic and work at the network layer. It fixes the network problems versus trying to reverse engineer applications. It's able to optimize any application that runs over IP."


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