DataDirect Networks Enlists Apposite for WAN Simulation of Innovative New Storage Cloud System
Linktropy WAN Emulator Simulates Network to Test DDN's Web Object Scaler Cloud Storage System

LOS ANGELES, CA (Aug. 25, 2009) - Apposite® Technologies, the leader in easy-to-use, professional-quality, network simulation tools today announced that DataDirect Networks is testing its new Web Object Scaler (WOS) cloud storage system utilizing Apposite's Linktropy® WAN emulator to simulate network cloud conditions.

DataDirect Networks' Web Object Scaler is a sophisticated, 'private cloud' file storage technology that improves how content is stored, distributed, and accessed across multiple geographically dispersed sites. Its intelligent software allows users to create a massively scalable content delivery platform from small building blocks, enabling the system to serve entry-level needs, yet easily grow to multi-petabyte scale. One of the key features of WOS storage clouds is the ability to control the placement and replication of files between sites over standard wide area networks.

To test and optimize the operation of WOS between dispersed locations connected by a network cloud, DataDirect Networks turned to Apposite's Linktropy WAN emulator. The Linktropy WAN emulator simulates the bandwidth, latency, loss, and other conditions of the network cloud to test the performance of WOS in the lab.

"With WOS, storage resources can be located across campus or around the world, and may be connected by everything from dedicated high-speed fiber to a congested Internet link," explains Josh Goldstein, VP of Product Marketing at DataDirect Networks. "The Linktropy appliance allows us to demonstrate and harden WOS operations at the cloud scale - right here in our test lab, enabling us to ensure that WOS will perform optimally and reliably in this dispersed environment regardless of where sites are located, how they are connected, and what network conditions are encountered."

An intuitive, browser-based interface allows DataDirect Networks' developers to set up and test any network condition within minutes, while a full command line interface makes it easy for the QA team to automate long-term performance tests.

With a unique combination of ease-of-use, test lab-level precision, and unmatched prices, Linktropy WAN emulators are widely used by storage equipment and network application vendors for product development, QA testing, and customer support, as well as by enterprise IT managers and network administrators around the globe.

About Apposite Technologies

Apposite Technologies makes WAN emulation easy by offering high-precision network emulation tools with unmatched ease-of-use at unbeatable prices. Apposite's Linktropy WAN emulation appliances simulate bandwidth, latency, loss, congestion, and other network impairments at up to 10 Gbps with fine-grained precision to provide accurate simulations of any type of wide-area network.

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