Wednesday, 22nd September 2021

Cloud Acceleration ‘by the hour’

Silver Peak Systems says that its cloud-ready WAN optimisation software is now available in hourly increments directly from Amazon Web Services via the AWS Marketplace. Silver Peak’s new utility licensing complements perpetual and annual subscription licensing options to give customers a flexible and cost-effective solution for accelerating data to and from AWS.

The Silver Peak VX software, now available via the AWS Marketplace, provides further capabilities for bandwidth, distance and quality when connecting to AWS applications over the Internet. With this, AWS applications can gain even further consistency, responsiveness and cost-effectiveness. Silver Peak offers additional data transfer performance while reducing the amount of data transmitted to and from AWS, which in some cases can result in up to 80 percent cost savings versus un-optimised wide area network connections. The Silver Peak software is highly-elastic, enabling IT personnel to increase or decrease capacity on-demand based on data mobility requirements.

“AWS provides compelling computation and storage capabilities for our customers, freeing them from the costs of building and maintaining infrastructure for running business applications,” said Sajai Krishnan, GM, AWS Marketplace. “However, data needs to traverse the Internet to reach AWS. Silver Peak WAN optimisation helps AWS customers reduce data transfer latency and cost for any application.”

According to the IDC Worldwide Datacentre Network 2013-2017 Forecast and Analysis (doc# 241281, May 2013), “As virtualisation and cloud continue to grow, enterprises will seek to leverage virtualised network and security services to align better with virtualised application workloads. In this context, enterprise IT departments will seek to tap the service velocity and flexibility of the virtual form factor.”

Silver Peak VX software smoothes the path to cloud deployments by:

* Increasing AWS throughput by minimising packet re-transmissions due to poor network quality
* Reducing data charges by eliminating over 50 percent of data going to and from the cloud
* Making AWS applications even more responsive by accelerating the underlying transport
* Minimising startup costs with minimal up-front commitment and on-demand scalability
* Securing all data whether at rest or in-transit with AES encryption
* Simplifying deployment by being sold through and deployed from the AWS Marketplace

With support for all major hypervisors, customers can also extend Silver Peak data acceleration from AWS to any virtualised data centre or remote office quickly and easily.

“Silver Peak VX software via the AWS Marketplace eases the network limitations undermining any and all enterprise applications running in the cloud,” said Vivian Xu, director of cloud and virtualisation product management for Silver Peak. “Silver Peak software installs quickly and easily to accelerate data to and from AWS, making it appear like your cloud-based applications are being hosted right next door, and with utility pricing, AWS customers only pay for the WAN optimisation they need.”

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