US grants data delivery patent to Silver Peak

Asia Cloud Forum editors
03 Jul 2012

The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Silver Peak Systems four patents for its Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) software that accelerates data movement over distance. The patented software could enable simpler and lower-cost disaster recovery, data center virtualization and cloud computing.

With cloud computing, enterprises must constantly move data from data centers to offsite locations for critical IT initiatives such as disaster recovery and for providing distributed users with fast access to data.

However, long distances and low-quality, shared or public networks limit the performance of data transfers. The VXOA software can be deployed on any server to move data up to 90-times faster over existing infrastructures.

The patents awarded include:

  • US Patent #8,171,238: "Identification of Data Stored in Memory"
  • US Patent #8,095,774: "Pre-Fetching Data into a Memory"
  • US Patent #7,948,921: "Automatic Network Optimization"
  • US Patent #7,945,736: "Dynamic Load Management of Network Memory"

"The requirements for wide area network (WAN) optimization are evolving with increased adoption of virtualization, dynamic workloads, and shrinking physical real-estate in today's data centers," said David Hughes, founder and CTO of Silver Peak. "This prompts some customers to seek software alternatives to legacy custom hardware-based WAN optimization appliances. The VXOA software can be downloaded and deployed quickly anywhere in the world to move critical data where it needs to be."

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