Silver Peak Receives TMC's 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

September 08, 2016

By Frank Griffin, Contributing Writer

As a global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, Silver Peak (News - Alert) has more than 2,000 enterprises in over 75 countries that have deployed the services the company provides. With enterprises now using cloud solutions to access the applications they need, a service provider with a secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications without any limitations while ensuring quality of service is essential. For its ability to deliver on these points and others, TMC (News - Alert), a global, integrated media company, has presented the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution with a 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The CEO of TMC, Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), highlighted some of the reasons Silver Peak was given this award. He went on to say, "The Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution is truly an innovative solution and is amongst the best solutions brought to market in the past twelve months that facilitates business-transforming voice, data and video communications. I look forward to continued excellence from Silver Peak in 2017 and beyond."

In addition to TMC, Gartner (News - Alert) also recognized Silver Peak in March of this year by placing the company in its Leader Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization.

The company has been able to achieve these accolades by allowing enterprises to leverage Internet connectivity with broadband quality of service that has proven to deliver increased performance, reliability and security. This includes an optional WAN optimization performance feature it calls Unity Boost so customers can lower their bandwidth requirements and deliver even higher levels of application performance over distance, no matter where and when they need the resources.

The EdgeConnect is a robust foundation for an SD-WAN, which lets enterprises gain the control they need to increase application performance over any source of connectivity and dynamically balance traffic across multiple paths so they can improve the resiliency of their WAN. EdgeConnect is available in multiple configuration to address the deployment needs of different operators.

The platform can address anyone from a small branch hub to large hub data centers with typical WAN bandwidth starting from 2 - 200 Mbps and going all the way to 2 - 10 Gbps.

David Hughes (News - Alert), Founder and CEO of Silver Peak, said of the award, "We are thrilled to be awarded the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for our SD-WAN solution, Unity EdgeConnect. Hundreds of geographically distributed enterprise customers are already dramatically lowering costs and realizing greater business agility from their EdgeConnect deployments. We have an exciting year ahead as Silver Peak continues deliver innovation and drive customer adoption to new heights."