TechValidate Research on Silver Peak

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106 Customers Surveyed

760 Data Points Collected

75 Published TechFacts

3 Published Charts

4 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Silver Peak Case Study

Large Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise professional services company is based on a May 2019 survey of Silver Peak customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Silver Peak:

  • Considered the following vendors before choosing Silver Peak:
    • Cisco/Viptela
    • Riverbed
    • CloudGenix
    • Aryaka

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Silver Peak that the surveyed company uses:

  • Has been a Silver Peak customer for one year or more.
  • Deployed 21-50 sites with Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect.
  • Main reasons for selecting EdgeConnect:
    • Simplified and consolidated WAN edge architecture
    • Centralized orchestration and management
    • Flexibility to leverage any WAN transport
    • Higher network and application performance and availability
  • EdgeConnect features that factored most in their decision to select Silver Peak over other vendors they evaluated:
    • Advanced SD-WAN capabilities (path conditioning, quality of service, dynamic path control)
    • The price point compared to offered features/services

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Silver Peak:

  • Realized the following benefits after deploying Silver Peak:
    • Realized an exceptional ROI (lower costs and operational overhead)
    • Simplified their network architecture
    • Increased available bandwidth without investing in additional capacity
  • Rates the value for money for EdgeConnect as good.

Silver Peak Customer Testimonial

Quite simply, we are able to do more with our investment dollars. Now that we’re not getting gouged by our MPLS providers we can afford big bandwidth, which allows us to consolidate all kinds of services that previously needed to remain distributed to overcome our network limitations. Oh, and being able to add or change a route without waiting for an act of Congress at the ISP? Priceless.

Josh Currier, Americas Network & Infrastructure Manager, Munters Corporation

Silver Peak Case Study

Large Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise media & entertainment company is based on a June 2019 survey of Silver Peak customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Central portal, seamless failover between lines.”

“For us, simplifying the network design and agility of our WAN.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Silver Peak:

  • Considered the following vendors before choosing Silver Peak:
    • Cisco/Meraki
    • VMware/VeloCloud
    • Aryaka
    • Talari

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Silver Peak that the surveyed company uses:

  • Has been a Silver Peak customer for one year or less.
  • Deployed 11-20 sites with Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect.
  • Main reasons for selecting EdgeConnect:
    • Simplified and consolidated WAN edge architecture
    • Centralized orchestration and management
    • Flexibility to leverage any WAN transport
    • Higher network and application performance and availability
  • EdgeConnect features that factored most in their decision to select Silver Peak over other vendors they evaluated:
    • Unified network functions (SD-WAN, routing, security, WAN optimization)
    • Centralized orchestration and management

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Silver Peak:

  • Realized the following benefits after deploying Silver Peak:
    • Realized an exceptional ROI (lower costs and operational overhead)
    • Improved network application performance and availability
    • Increased network reliability
    • Simplified their network architecture
    • Accelerated cloud and digital initiatives
    • Increased available bandwidth without investing in additional capacity
  • Rates the value for money for EdgeConnect as very good.

Silver Peak Customer Fact

SolarWinds identified advanced SD-WAN capabilities (path conditioning, quality of service, dynamic path control), unified network functions (SD-WAN, routing, security, WAN optimization), and centralized orchestration and management as the EdgeConnect features that factored most in their decision to select Silver Peak over other vendors they evaluated.

Silver Peak Customer Research

Which of the following benefits have you realized from deploying Silver Peak?

Improved network and application performance and availability
63%
Increased network reliability
55%
Increased available bandwidth without investing in additional capacity
54%
Simplified network architecture
40%
Exceptional ROI (lower costs and operational overhead)
23%
Accelerated cloud and digital initiatives
11%
Improved security
8%
Reduced MTTR (Mean Time-to-Resolution)
7%

Silver Peak Customer Research

What feature or capability of EdgeConnect factored most in your decision to select Silver Peak over other vendors you evaluated?

Advanced SD-WAN capabilities (path conditioning, quality of service, dynamic path control, etc.)
63%
Unified network functions (SD-WAN, routing, security, WAN optimization)
53%
Flexibility to utilize any combination of WAN transport (MPLS, Broadband, 4G LTE)
43%
Centralized orchestration and management
42%
Price point compared to offered features/services
25%
We did not evaluate other SD-WAN vendors
10%


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About Silver Peak

Silver Peak helps enterprises and service providers flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available. Silver Peak customers can quickly migrate to an enterprise-grade WAN that leverages the Internet (often referred to as SD-WAN), while dramatically improving application performance and lowering networking costs.

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