Silver Peak is set to demo a new solution at the VMworld conference next week, as part of the Agility initiative. What the Agility demo will show is the integration of Silver Peak’s WAN optimization with VMware’s vCenter virtualization management console. With the integration, a VMware virtualization user can enable the WAN optimization of virtual machine traffic directly through vCenter.
“What we’re announcing with Agility is tools and management integration, to make it easier for non traditional networking folks to utilize WAN optimization technology completely within the virtual realm,” Rick Tinsley, president and CEO of Silver Peak, told EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet.
Silver Peak has both physical and virtual WAN optimization products in its portfolio, though Tinsely noted that Agility is focused on the virtual side of the house. Silver Peak’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA)was first announced in 2011.
While the Agility integration can enable easy access to Silver Peak’s WAN optimization, the actual virtual appliance will need to be setup separately.
“What we’re highlighting is the ability to enable or disable WAN optimization, given that a Silver Peak appliance is already installed,” Tinsley said. “We are building functionality to automate the installation of Silver Peak instances directly from vCenter, but that’s not what we’re showing at this time.”