Apposite® Technologies today announced the release of its next-generation, high-performance WAN emulator. The Netropy 10G2 allows application developers and enterprises to validate the performance of bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications prior to roll-out. Regardless of the application, the new Netropy 10G2 WAN Emulator can now simulate two separate bi-directional 10 Gbps links running at full-line rate.
Many of today’s bandwidth-intensive applications, such as network storage, data center replication, and IP video are susceptible to the network impairments found in wide area networks (WANs)–such as bandwidth constraints, latency, packet loss and congestion. Apposite Technologies’ WAN emulators allow application developers and IT managers to simulate these network variances to determine how their applications will run in real-world conditions before the application ever reaches the end user.
Businesses deploy 10 Gbps links in the wide area for many applications, including server-to-server back up and IP video distribution. When high latency is introduced, file transfers become sluggish, even with sufficient bandwidth. Apposite’s Netropy 10G2 offers enterprises the ability to simulate high latency connections to test real-world, worst-case conditions.
“AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ is built to transport video signals over standard 10G Ethernet networks at very high data rates – up to 9 Gbps per stream.” said AptoVisions’s CTO Stephane Tremblay. “Apposite’s Netropy WAN emulators have been instrumental in helping us develop new products and capabilities with confidence that even challenging network environments will not cause us unexpected trouble.”
The new Netropy 10G2’s two bi-directional 10 Gbps links allow simulation of redundant 10 Gbps lines, or two separate 10 Gbps simulations at the same time. The 4 SFP+ ports offer 1/10 Gbps autonegotiating capability, supporting both 10 Gbps SFP+ and 1 Gbps SFP for easy installation onto any 1 or 10 Gbps network. It features a redundant power supply to guarantee uninterrupted operation for installation in mission-critical networks.
Apposite’s trademark ease of use and configuration flexibility facilitate modeling of performance across specific network links for network design, vendor selection, configuration, troubleshooting and verification of ongoing upgrades to network sensitive applications:
Netropy 10G2 usage is focused on:
- Storage over WAN
- Datacenter replication
- Remote backup/disaster recovery
- IP video
- WAN equipment testing
The Netropy 10G2 is available immediately.