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: Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

How Kindle Unlimited compares with Scribd, Oyster

6 hours ago

Amazon is the latest—and largest—company to offer unlimited e-books for a monthly fee. Here's how Kindle Unlimited, which Amazon announced Friday, compares with rivals Scribd and Oyster.

NASA sees powerful thunderstorms in Tropical Storm Matmo

6 hours ago

Strong thunderstorms reaching toward the top of the troposphere circled Tropical Storm Matmo's center and appeared in a band of thunderstorms on the storm's southwestern quadrant. Infrared imagery from NASA's ...

ISS 'space truck' launch postponed: Arianespace

8 hours ago

The July 24 launch of a robot ship to deliver provisions to the International Space Station has been postponed "for a few days", space transport firm Arianespace said Friday.

Recommended for you

Google worker shows early-draft glimpse of Chrome OS

Jul 20, 2014

The Chrome OS is in for a future look. Athena, a Chromium OS project, will bring forth the new Chrome OS user experience. Google's François Beaufort on Friday, referring to the screenshot he posted, said," ...

Google eyes Chrome on Windows laptop battery drain

Jul 19, 2014

Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows has been said to have a problem for some time but this week comes news that Google will give it the attention others think the problem quite deserves. Namely, Google is to ...

User comments : 0