Silver Peak is a company that develops products for wide area networks (WANs). Its technology augments or replaces Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks with secure Internet connectivity, marketed as an SD-WAN. The company was founded in 2004 by David Hughes. Silver Peak shipped its first product, the NX-series hardware appliance, in September 2005.

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  • 30 second spotSilver Peak introduces Wayne McFarkus, who admittedly loves all things ‘80s, except the technology. Technology has evolved since the 1980s, except for the branch office router, which remains cumbersome, time consuming and still requires manual programming via an arcane Command Line Interface (CLI). Wayne has seen the light and switched to an application-driven SD-WAN solution from Si...

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  • Over the last two years, SD-WANs have been the hottest topic in networking. In that timeframe, SD-WAN solutions have evolved dramatically with many vendors recently implementing new, highly robust architectures and adding functionality such as routing and more sophisticated security. But, it is not just the technology that has changed. The way that SD-WANs are...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • Over the last two years, SD-WANs have been the hottest topic in networking. In that timeframe, SD-WAN solutions have evolved dramatically with many vendors recently implementing new, highly robust architectures and adding functionality such as routing and more sophisticated security. But, it is not just the technology that has changed. The way that SD-WANs are...

Silver Peak Systems
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  • The early days of offering a managed SD-WAN service that provides basic network connectivity are drawing to a close. There is clearly burgeoning demand from customers to manage the network providers and network types that make up the growing mix of SD-WAN bandwidth options. As customers see the value of having different network providers and...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • The early days of offering a managed SD-WAN service that provides basic network connectivity are drawing to a close. There is clearly burgeoning demand from customers to manage the network providers and network types that make up the growing mix of SD-WAN bandwidth options. As customers see the value of having different network providers and...

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  • From Packet Pushers: The Weekly Show, David Hughes and the Packet Pushers take a look at the maturing SD-WAN industry. In this podcast, they discuss the role of the branch router in an SD-WAN environment and explore advancements in applications identification, how service chaining of network functions extend SD-WAN’s value and what Silver Peak does today with machine learning and where it plans to...

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  • Last week I gave a keynote presentation at MEF and answered two questions that I’m commonly asked: What’s next after SD-WAN? What’s the relationship between SD-WAN and NFV? If you’ve read my previous blogs, you can probably guess my answer to the first question. I believe the software-defined WAN must evolve into the self-driving WAN. By...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • Last week I gave a keynote presentation at MEF and answered two questions that I’m commonly asked: What’s next after SD-WAN? What’s the relationship between SD-WAN and NFV? If you’ve read my previous blogs, you can probably guess my answer to the first question. I believe the software-defined WAN must evolve into the self-driving WAN. By...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • Last month, I authored a blog post that asked whether it was time for enterprises to move on from the branch router. In that blog, I framed the other options available to organizations that want to head down that route, but I didn’t really emphasize the benefits. Below are the main benefits enterprises realize if...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • Last month, I authored a blog post that asked whether it was time for enterprises to move on from the branch router. In that blog, I framed the other options available to organizations that want to head down that route, but I didn’t really emphasize the benefits. Below are the main benefits enterprises realize if...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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Silver Peak Systems
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  • Deliver WAN optimization when you need it and where most required. WAN optimization (Unity Boost) is a feature embedded in the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution allowing enterprises to optimize on an app-by-app and branch-by-branch basis. All resulting in reducing cost, enhancing app performance and user experience through latency mitigation and deduplication.

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Silver Peak Systems
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Silver Peak Systems
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Silver Peak Systems
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  • The migration of applications to the cloud is motivating enterprises to rethink how they architect their WANs, and this, in turn, has created the SD-WAN market category. The recent acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware, and of Viptela by Cisco earlier in the year, represent attempts by two of the bigger players in IT to stake a...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • We are excited to participate in the upcoming MEF 17 conference in Orlando Florida, one of the industry’s most informative service provider events of the year. There is a lot of buzz and interest in managed SD-WAN services and they are a key focus area of MEF’s new SD-WAN initiatives and for this year’s conference...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • Network modernization, software-defined networking, and virtualization have had a profound impact on network infrastructure. However, the one network device that has managed to stand tall and buck that trend is the router. Switches operate locally, so taking a high-priced switch out of a branch and replacing it with something a little lower-cost is straightforward as...

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  • The SD-WAN market continues to experience phenomenal growth. A September 2017 IDC SD-WAN survey highlights that 75 percent of U.S. enterprises plan to adopt an SD-WAN solution in the next two years. Enterprises are eager to embrace and deploy SD-WAN solutions because they provide many important benefits such as improving network and application performance and...

Silver Peak Systems
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  • SD-WAN technologies are becoming mainstream as distributed organizations experience the benefits of plentiful internet bandwidth, prioritized access to critical applications, and the ease of centralized management. Leading IT organizations are deploying SD-WAN solutions with software-based routing and displacing traditional branch router architectures. Over time, Doyle Research expects significant...

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  • October 18th marked the beginning of an innovative new business model for delivering managed SD-WAN services to enterprises. This week, Fujitsu and Silver Peak announced a partnership to deliver an SD-WAN-as-a-service offering that combines the expertise of Fujitsu’s SDN/NFV managed network services with the enterprise-grade Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WANSP solution into a pay-as-you grow business...

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  • The 80s are hot again. Even today’s younger generation has an appreciation for 80s music, 80s clothes and 80s style. Personally, I can’t blame them since I’m a product of the 80s. So, when we started to put our heads together to come up with a creative way to help companies realize they can break...

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  • Success in the digital era isn’t based on the company that has the lowest prices, best products, or even the best people. Maintaining a leadership position is predicated on the ability to quickly adapt the business to seize new opportunities faster and maintain competitive edge. The concept of becoming a “digital company” can be quite...

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  • Many service providers today are offering managed SD-WAN services that provide basic network connectivity and network-centric features such as WAN optimization, network monitoring, and some level of application performance management. Managing a new mix of network providers and service types for each customer location has been part of most SD-WAN offers, but that has become...

Silver Peak Systems
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  • The rise of cloud applications has been well documented on this site and others.  The cloud era kicked off with a handful of SaaS applications, such as ERP, CRM and HR systems. Today, businesses are buying almost everything from the cloud from compute services, contact center software, unified communications to anything else you can think...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
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  • The migration of applications to the cloud is motivating enterprises to rethink how they architect their WANs, and this, in turn, has created the SD-WAN market category. The recent acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware, and of Viptela by Cisco earlier in the year, represent attempts by two of the bigger players in IT to stake a...

Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak Systems
Blog Post
  • We are excited to participate in the upcoming MEF 17 conference in Orlando Florida, one of the industry’s most informative service provider events of the year. There is a lot of buzz and interest in managed SD-WAN services and they are a key focus area of MEF’s new SD-WAN initiatives and for this year’s conference...

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