Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data over distance, has
been selected by CSR plc (LSE: CSR) (NASDAQ: CSRE), a global provider of
innovative silicon and software platforms for consumer electronics
applications, to help improve the performance of interactive
applications between the company's network of global offices.
With its corporate headquarters in Cambridge, CSR relies heavily on
centrally hosted services that require fast, reliable access at anytime
from anywhere in the world. By deploying Silver Peak's software-based
acceleration at all 26 of its sites, covering around 2,100 employees
across 10 countries, CSR has reduced network costs substantially and
reduced network traffic significantly, ensuring a consistent application
experience for all employees.
Following the acquisition of Expand Networks by Riverbed, CSR looked to
Silver Peak's platinum EMEA partner, Response Data Communications (RDC),
for a new solution to improve application performance over distance.
Most notably, CSR needed to optimize the performance of various
interactive applications, including Perforce, Microsoft file services
(CIFS), and engineering design tools using computer aided design (CAD).
Following a three-month evaluation period of leading WAN optimization
vendors, Silver Peak's Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA)
software emerged as the clear choice for accelerating the CSR
infrastructure, being added to the mix just four weeks before the end of
the assessment process.
"With our business relying so heavily on instant access to centrally
saved data, it is imperative that we minimize the amount of graphical
data delivered across the WAN," said Mark Taylor, senior support analyst
at CSR. "The applications we use are essential to the quality of our
work. Therefore, it is crucial that they are not impacted by other
activities taking place in the same office, for example, another user
downloading a large file over FTP. We tested a lot of solutions, with
Silver Peak winning on performance. In fact, Silver Peak outperformed
its competitors in 95 percent of the tests we ran."
Silver Peak's VXOA software was selected specifically for its excellent
performance capabilities, in particular the deduplication algorithm and
ability to manage the devices from a single pane of glass. It uses
real-time network optimization techniques to improve application
performance over distance. This includes Network Acceleration to
overcome WAN latency, Network Integrity to correct packet delivery
issues and prioritise time sensitive traffic, and Network Memory to
maximise WAN bandwidth utilization.
"Since deploying Silver Peak's software, we are not only seeing
significant improvements in application performance and file transfers,
but we have saved administrative overhead by eliminating the need for
dedicated proxy servers for our video streaming," continued Taylor. "The
support we have had from both Silver Peak and RDC has been first class.
Furthermore, we have seen a significant reduction in network related
complaints, which is good news for our IT helpdesk and the productivity
of our employees."
"Organizing and transferring large volumes of data is fast becoming a
reality for international organizations, such as CSR," said Jason Evans,
managing director at Response Data Communications. "Silver Peak's
software overcomes common bandwidth, latency and packet loss issues,
thus enabling organizations to quickly and effectively transfer large
documents, without affecting the remote user experience - ensuring a
rapid return on investment."
"CSR is a good example of how the success of business is increasingly
dependent on seamless data mobility over distance," said Jeff Aaron, VP
marketing at Silver Peak. "In order to achieve this, organizations need
to ensure that the underlying network infrastructure is able to cope
with large vlumes of traffic being used by distributed employees. We
are thrilled that the Silver Peak solution has enabled CSR to benefit
from faster application performance and the substantial cost savings
that come from a fully optimised network."
CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions
for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms
are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment,
digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless
audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the
audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a
broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS
Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio
codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers,
DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market
platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and
are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets.
More information can be found at www.csr.com.
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About Response Data Communications
Response Data Communications are specialist resellers in corporate
communications and enterprise technology solutions, delivering leading
edge, secure, high performance, strategic business IT solutions, for the
past 17 years. Celebrating both gold and platinum EMEA partner
accreditations, they have the knowledge and experience to ensure
successful integration with existing environments, while maximising
effectiveness, efficiency and profitability. In partnership with their
portfolio of award-winning vendors, RDC work on a focused set of
complementary technologies; WAN optimisation, next-generation storage,
network visibility and management, unified communication, IP telephony,
wireless security, data protection & analysis, cloud networking,
firewalls and data centre networking. Contact RDC today: http://www.rdc.uk.com/vendors/silver-peak/
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About Silver Peak Systems
Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch
offices and the cloud. The company's software-defined acceleration
solves network quality, capacity and distance challenges to provide fast
and reliable access to information anywhere in the world. Leveraging its
leadership in data center class wide area network (WAN) optimization,
Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT projects like
virtualization, big data and disaster recovery. Download Silver Peak
today at www.silver-peak.com/marketplace.
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