SMTC Keeps Global Data Flowing Fast with Silver Peak WAN Acceleration

  SMTC Keeps Global Data Flowing Fast with Silver Peak WAN Acceleration

Contract Manufacturer Accelerates Data Mobility by 20X between China, Mexico,
                             Canada and the U.S.

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 03, 2013

Silver Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today
announced that SMTC (Nasdaq: SMTX), a recognized global electronics
manufacturing services provider, is using Silver Peak to improve the
performance of remote data transfers by up to 20-times faster between six
offices in mainland China, Hong Kong, Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. Silver
Peak was selected over the competition based on performance superiority,
ease-of-use and acceleration for specific applications.

SMTC has more than 2,000 employees who depend on a variety of centrally-hosted
applications that include enterprise resource planning (ERP), Windows-based
file transfers and remote desktop (RDP) connections. However, increasing data
volumes and a congested multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) wide area network
(WAN) was impeding the company’s long-distance operations. 20 megabyte (MB)
files would take more than two hours to transfer, Web traffic was slow and
desktop application connectivity frequently timed out due to delays
experienced over the network.

Silver Peak solved SMTC’s challenges with its Virtual Acceleration Open
Architecture (VXOA) software, which uses real-time acceleration techniques for
moving data quickly across the WAN. Silver Peak VXOA software overcomes the
adverse effects of latency, congestion, and limited network capacity—all of
which were significantly impairing long-distance data transfers and
application performance for SMTC.

“With Silver Peak, we’ve seen transfer ratios as dramatic as 20-to-one,”
commented John Ouzounis, SMTC’s IT director. “Bandwidth issues meant some file
transfers would take as long as 60 minutes to download. With Silver Peak,
those same transfers are now down to just five minutes.”

SMTC also saw a huge improvement in stability. “Users sessions would time out
and fail,” noted Stephen Dunscombe, SMTC’s network administrator. “That just
doesn’t happen anymore.”

“The decision to go with Silver Peak was easy for a number of reasons,” added
Ouzounis. “First, Silver Peak offered a free trial so I could determine actual
performance and usage, which was extremely important. Second, it is affordable
and provides more bang-for-the-buck than any other product on the market.
Finally, Silver Peak is helping ‘future proof’ our business with scalability
and performance headroom for addressing our data growth.”

“Cost and performance were definitely key considerations,” concluded Ted Davis
of AMA, an authorized Silver Peak partner in Canada. “Competitive offerings
can be 30 to 40% more expensive and not come close to the performance levels
of Silver Peak’s software-based approach.”

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About SMTC

SMTC Corporation, founded in 1985, is a mid-size provider of end-to-end
electronics manufacturing services (EMS) including PCBA production, systems
integration and comprehensive testing services, enclosure fabrication, as well
as product design, sustaining engineering and supply chain management
services. SMTC facilities span a broad footprint in the United States, Canada,
Mexico, and China, with more than 2,300 employees. SMTC services extend over
the entire electronic product life cycle from the development and introduction
of new products through to the growth, maturity and end-of-life phases. SMTC
offers fully integrated contract manufacturing services with a distinctive
approach to global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and emerging
technology companies primarily within industrial, computing and communication
market segments. SMTC was recognized in 2012 by Frost & Sullivan with the
Global EMS Award for Product Quality Leadership. SMTC is a public company
incorporated in Delaware with its shares traded on the Nasdaq Global Market
under the symbol SMTX.

About Silver Peak Systems

Silver Peak software accelerates data between data centers, branch offices and
the cloud. The company’s software-defined acceleration solves network quality,
capacity and distance challenges to provide fast and reliable access to data
anywhere in the world. Leveraging its leadership in data center class wide
area network (WAN) optimization, Silver Peak is a key enabler for strategic IT
projects like virtualization, disaster recovery and cloud computing. Download
Silver Peak software today at marketplace.silver-peak.com.

Note: Silver Peak Systems and the Silver Peak logo are trademarks of Silver
Peak Systems, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks,
or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Tony Thompson, +1-408-935-1846
tthompson@silver-peak.com
 
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