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Storage Expert: Wide Area Network Is Obstacle to Holistic Data Protection (Video)

Silver Peak storage expert Everett Dolgner speaks about the wide area network (WAN) being the weakest link in a holistic data protection strategy.

“Most replication tools do a good job of moving data, but those tools can run into problems when running over a less-than-perfect WAN,” says Dolgner. “It’s not uncommon to see a 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) WAN connection only sending 10 Mbps of replication traffic because of latency, packet loss and other network issues that are outside the control of the replication tools.”

Dolgner adds, “By having replication acceleration deployed with replication tools, storage managers can overcome the problems that exist on the network, and not let the network dictate their RPO.”

About Everett Dolgner

Everett is the director of storage and replication product management for Silver Peak. He brings over 15 years of experience in the data storage industry. Everett has held positions with companies across the storage industry including McDATA, Hitachi Data Systems, Nishan Systems and SANavigator. Everett works closely with Silver Peak storage partners to help build complete solutions for replication and remote data access.

About Silver Peak

Silver Peak software accelerates data movement between data centers, remote offices and the cloud. Transform your wide area network today at www.silver-peak.com.

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