Silver Peak Offers Free Fully-Functional WAN Optimization Virtual Appliance with RDP (and ICA) Support
Silver Peak Systems today introduced the Silver Peak VX-Xpress™ (VX-X), a free and fully-functional virtual appliance for optimizing site-to-site applications over the WAN. Free? Really? Wait… there must be a catch…
Well there is a small catch. It only is for 1 site-to-site link with a Max of 4 Mbps and 8,000 but that is enough for use Remote Display folks because, yes, it supports RDP, ICA and Sunray (?). Check it out:
The new Silver Peak VX-Xpress appliance is based on the Silver Peak Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) that powers the entire portfolio of NX, VX, and VRX products. Silver Peak offers the industry’s widest range of physical and virtual appliances, ranging from Megabits-per-second (Mbps) to multi-Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in WAN capacity, with hundreds-of-thousands of simultaneous sessions in a single appliance. The VX-Xpress is an entry-level solution within the VX product family, and is perfect for organizations just getting started with WAN optimization or those requiring a quick and easy way to optimize the smallest branch or remote offices. The product is free, easy-to-install, and leverages all of Silver Peak’s award-winning network optimization techniques to overcome common bandwidth, latency, and network quality challenges.
Optimize All IP Applications
The Silver Peak VX-Xpress supports 4 Mbps of WAN bandwidth with 8,000 simultaneous sessions, making it ideal for smaller branch and remote offices. Based on Silver Peak’s VXOA, the VX-Xpress virtual appliance is application, protocol, and software version agnostic, allowing customers to optimize any and all enterprise traffic, including:
- Backup and recovery applications such as asynchronous backup/replication tools from EMC, HDS, Dell, NetApp, HP, IBM, and other leading vendors.
- TCP applications, such as Microsoft Windows file sharing, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Lotus Notes/Domino, Siebel, SAP, and Oracle.
- Interactive applications, such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), Citrix XenApp, Sunray, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
- Non TCP and real-time applications, like voice-over-IP (VoIP), video conferencing, video streaming, and other unified communications.
Silver Peak VXOA powers the entire family of Silver Peak WAN optimization appliances. With Silver Peak VXOA, customers can deploy high-capacity, data center class WAN optimization on a wide variety of industry standard hardware platforms and hypervisors. Customers benefit from unique features that include Network Acceleration to overcome WAN latency, Network Integrity to correct packet delivery issues and intelligently allocate WAN resources, and Network Memory™ to maximize WAN bandwidth utilization. The result is up to 10x cost savings that can come from decommissioning existing private-line connections and avoiding investments in larger-capacity WANs and bandwidth upgrades.
Thanks to @JimMoyle for the tip.