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Golf Savings Bank Invests in Silver Peak to Optimize WAN Performance

NX Appliances Lower the TCO of Data Replication

March 09, 2009 --

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/09/09 -- Silver Peak Systems, the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration, today announced that Golf Savings Bank, a leading provider of personal and business banking services throughout the Pacific Northwest, has deployed Silver Peak's NX appliances to optimize WAN performance. With Silver Peak, Golf Savings Bank has improved disaster recovery procedures by accelerating Dell Equallogic ISCSI SAN replication across the WAN.

"High bandwidth utilization and excessive latency were causing our data replication to perform poorly across the WAN," said Matt Simmons, Infrastructure Manager at Golf Savings Bank. "Silver Peak cleaned up these WAN issues, enabling us to protect more data at no additional cost. Because Silver Peak benefits all IP applications, we are exploring ways of expanding the solution to our branch offices. By optimizing the performance of email, file transfers, and databases queries, the Bank can improve the work experience for our remote employees."

Silver Peak leverages a variety of real-time network optimization techniques to maximize application performance across the WAN while minimizing IT operational costs. These techniques include:

-- Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency


-- Network Integrity to correct packet loss and WAN quality problems

-- Network Memory(TM) to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization

Silver Peak's unique network approach to WAN acceleration delivers unprecedented scalability, including the highest effective throughput of any WAN acceleration device. This makes Silver Peak ideal for large enterprise networks and applications with high sustained data volumes.

Silver Peak optimizes every application that runs over IP, including file, email, web, SQL, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, Citrix, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), real-time data replication, and remote backup. This provides the best Return on Investment (ROI) for WAN acceleration.

Silver Peak is the only vendor to solve bandwidth, latency, and loss issues in real-time, making shared networks (IP VPN and MPLS) perform like private lines. Enterprises get cost effective bandwidth with high throughput and predictable performance, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of business initiatives, from server centralization and storage consolidation to real-time collaboration and disaster recovery.

About Golf Savings Bank

Golf Savings Bank's primary focus is the origination of high-quality residential home loans within a network of 27 loan offices located throughout the Pacific Northwest. Golf Savings Bank offers affordable loan programs and products to homebuyers, including many first-time and low- to moderate-income buyers. Headquartered north of Seattle, Golf Savings Bank is a federally insured, Washington-state chartered savings bank. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STSA).

About Silver Peak Systems, Inc.

Silver Peak is the leader in scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration. The company's award-winning NX appliances optimize all current and future applications across an entire enterprise, making Silver Peak strategic to a variety of core business initiatives, such as server centralization, real-time collaboration and disaster recovery. For more information on the Silver Peak solution, visit: 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.

Editorial Contact:
Jeff Aaron
Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
[email protected]
(408) 935-1840


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