The New Netropy N61 and Linktropy 5510 Models Have Arrived!

We’ve been selling the popular 2-port 1 Gbps Netropy N60 and Linktropy 5500 emulators since 2010 and they’ve been great products – small, quiet, and affordable. But now through the magic of Moore’s Law, we’ve been able to upgrade the Continue reading The New Netropy N61 and Linktropy 5510 Models Have Arrived!

New Netropy 10G1 Model

At the beginning of this month, Apposite released a new model of WAN emulator, the Netropy 10G1. The 10G1 simulates one 10 Gbps link through one pair of 10 gig ports (or up to 15 lower speed links) in a Continue reading New Netropy 10G1 Model

How to Use Linktropy for Microsoft Branch Office Testing

Microsoft recently published two Test Lab Guides with step-by-step instructions for testing performance between headquarters (or datacenter) and branch offices using the Linktropy WAN emulator. The first guide uses physical hardware for all the clients and servers. It is available Continue reading How to Use Linktropy for Microsoft Branch Office Testing

Exhibiting at NAB

NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters, holds a huge trade show each year in Las Vegas. In the very back of the lower dungeon of the conference center annex, mixed in with cameras, broadcast booth furniture, satellite uplink equipment, and Continue reading Exhibiting at NAB

The Easy Choice

If you haven’t come across Cleversafe already, their dispersed object storage technology runs the world’s largest data repositories. Their systems provide redundancy by simultaneously storing objects on multiple storage nodes across physically dispersed locations. Obviously, WAN conditions such as bandwidth Continue reading The Easy Choice

VDI Testing at Gartner

VDI or desktop virtualization is an important way for users to access their applications and data, especially in a cloud computing environment or with BYOD laptops and phones. What we once simply called “Citrix” and later “remote desktop” is now Continue reading VDI Testing at Gartner

Emulating Background Traffic with PCAP Replay

Perhaps the most important new feature added in Netropy v2.0, and certainly the most interesting, is the ability to replay PCAP files as background traffic. This feature makes it easy to see how other traffic on the network affects the Continue reading Emulating Background Traffic with PCAP Replay