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Company Commits to work with Brocade SAN Products to Maximize Enterprise RPO/RTO across the WAN

June 23, 2008 – Silver Peak Systems (www.silver-peak.com), a leading provider of scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solutions, today announced that the company has joined Brocade’s Developer Program as a Select partner. In doing this, Silver Peak is committed to working with Brocade and other partners to ensure ongoing product compatibility and to create effective go-to-market tools for selling a joint Silver Peak/Brocade solution.

“We are pleased that Silver Peak has joined our Developer Program as a Select partner,” said Tom Buiocchi, vice president of worldwide marketing at Brocade. “Storage Area Networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. By working with leading WAN optimization solutions like Silver Peak, we are demonstrating a continued commitment to the stringent requirements of our SAN customers.”

Silver Peak’s WAN acceleration solution is optimized to support large networks, delivering the best performance on high capacity WAN links and across many distributed enterprise locations. Silver Peak offers the industry’s premier solution for disk-based WAN deduplication – 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, Citrix, SQL, file, email, web, Voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming video.

“WAN acceleration is critical to data backup and recovery in today’s complex enterprise environment,” said Chris Helfer, vice president of business development at Silver Peak. “To that end, Silver Peak is committed to working with leading SAN vendors, like Brocade, to ensure seamless product interoperability for faster backups and recovery across the WAN.”
About the Brocade Developer Program

The Brocade Developer Program provides a world-class program to cultivate strong relationships between Brocade and its developer partners by assisting in compatibility testing with Brocade products, supporting the development of applications with the Brocade SMI Agent (SMI-A), and facilitating discussions around future opportunities for network storage solutions and services.

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.

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