Each week we ask high-profile technology decision-makers three questions.
This week it is David Hughes, chief technology officer (CTO) of Silver Peak Systems.
Silver Peak develops network appliances that maximise WAN (Wide Area Network) performance. The company's NX devices help with backup, replication and recovery of data between data centres, and help businesses to rapidly move large amounts of data across long distances.
Their WAN optimisation platform is used by businesses around the world to help with big IT projects, including data centre consolidation, data migration, disaster recovery, server centralisation, and global application/desktop virtualisation.
Founded in 2004, Silver Peak is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, California.