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Silver Peak Systems Declared A Finalist For Red Herring 100 Award


Silver Peak Systems announced today that the editors of Red Herring magazine declared the company a finalist for the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 private companies based in North America that play a leading role in innovation and technology. Silver Peak was distinguished by the editors of Red Herring for the positive impact that the company’s scalable Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration solution has on enterprise networks. By improving the performance and reliability of data replication, backup, disaster recovery, and other key business applications, Silver Peak plays an important role in strategic IT initiatives, including business continuity, server centralization, and virtualization.

The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout the North American region and identified the top 200 private companies that are leading the next wave of innovation. This is the second year in a row that Silver Peak was chosen by the magazine as a finalist for this prestigious award.

“We can see the exciting evolution of the technology sector reflected in the quality and variety of exceptional companies that we had to choose from in putting our list together,” said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. “It was tough to choose just 200 finalists from such a large list of excellent contenders, and we are very happy with the qualities of the companies we selected as Finalists.”

In the past year, Silver Peak has been given over 10 industry accolades, making it the most distinguished private company in the WAN acceleration space. Specific distinctions include:

-- Silver Peak named “2006 Top 10 Startup to Watch” by Network World
-- Silver Peak selected as a top private company in the Always-On AO100
-- Byte and Switch declared Silver Peak a “Top 10 Company to Watch” in the
storage space
-- Storage magazine and shortlisted Silver Peak’s NX
appliances as “Storage Product of the Year”
-- Silver Peak won Techworld’s “Acceleration Product of the Year”
-- Computing Magazine selected Silver Peak as a finalist for "Networking
and Communications Supplier of the Year"

The winning 100 companies will be announced at the Red Herring Spring event. The CEOs of the winners will present their innovative ideas and technologies to an audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers and corporate strategists at the event in Monterey, California, on May 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year’s Red Herring 100 Spring event marks the 10th anniversary of the Red Herring 100 Awards. In celebration, the event will feature keynote addresses from legendary VC investors and CEOs of leading Internet, information, and communications companies.


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