Shunra VE Helps with WAN Optimization Decisions

May 13, 2007

Shunra Software on May 22 will launch the next major release of its Virtual Enterprise network simulation and modeling tool.

Shunra VE 5.0, to be launched at Interop in Las Vegas, adds a VE Analyzer function that allows network or application experts to understand how a new application will work once it is deployed on a production network and to determine why certain transactions are slow.

"The Analyzer looks at data selected in the test and provides a transaction-by-transaction analysis that identifies the performance bottlenecks," said Amichai Lesser, director of product marketing at Shunra, in New York.

Shunra VE 5.0 allows network and application engineers to test the performance of new applications across simulated WAN connections. Once testing determines that performance won't be adequate for some remote locations, engineers can "run analyses and look at multiple reports, such as how much time is spent on the client and server or if too much time is spent on the network. You can see how efficient that transaction is," Lesser said.

Available reports include a transaction breakdown summary, application efficiency analysis, throughput and bandwidth usage, network and application error analysis, voice quality in MOS scores, and video-over-IP analysis.

The VE Analyzer was designed to speed the identification of bottlenecks and their cause. With the resulting information, enterprises can make more informed decisions on which application acceleration or WAN optimization technologies will deliver the best performance for the most critical enterprise applications, Lesser said.

"If the analyzer identifies the fact that this application is latency-sensitive, then you look at vendors with latency mitigation. If it's a bandwidth constraint issue, then you want a vendor that focuses on data reduction or compression," he said.

"We provide this as a service for companies - that need - to make quick decisions. They engage our services team to do the analysis for them," he said.

"WAN optimization now is hot, hot, hot. The timing is perfect for them," said Vanessa Alvarez, analyst with the Yankee Group. "I haven't seen this from any other vendor. It's pretty powerful," she said.

Shunra VE 5.0, available now, also adds the ability to emulate disaster recovery and network failover behavior for testing, and a library of some 150 network profiles captured from real-world network recordings that span link technology types and geographies.

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

Explore further: New Minecraft modding software revolutionizes the way we teach kids coding

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Intel has end-to-end reference model for IoT

Dec 12, 2014

Intel has declared its move to simplify and unify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things. Earlier this week, Intel announced platform, products and expanded company ecosystem designed to speed ...

German study supports free "Super WiFi"

Nov 24, 2014

The need for the wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) therefore propose to turn some of the TV frequencies that ...

Recommended for you

BPG image format judged awesome versus JPEG

Dec 17, 2014

If these three letters could talk, BPG, they would say something like "Farewell, JPEG." Better Portable Graphics (BPG) is a new image format based on HEVC and supported by browsers with a small Javascript ...

Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection

Dec 15, 2014

One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.