North Vancouver SD Accelerates WAN with Silver Peak Appliances


North Vancouver School District in British Columbia (Canada) is optimizing its wide-area network through the use of Silver Peak NX appliances from Silver Peak Systems. According to the company, the district has used the systems to improve network performance, particularly for transferring data between schools and administrative offices and to improve performance for hosted applications.

Said Stephen Lamb, director of IT Services at North Vancouver SD, "We evaluated a variety of WAN optimization solutions to determine which would best meet our operational needs as well as support our long term goals. In the end, we chose Silver Peak for its ability to support all of our key applications, including real-time streaming media and real-time data replication which would otherwise be difficult to deliver across a WAN. With Silver Peak products delivering the performance we need, we can forge ahead with our vision of how information and communication technology will support teaching and learning within our community"

North Vancouver School District serves about 18,000 students in 28 elementary schools and seven secondary schools, as well as two alternate schools.

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