Storage Vendors

  • Validate Storage applications over WAN
  • Simulate multiple high speed Links with different impairments
  • Accelerate your pre-deployment testing

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Guarantee the Performance of Storage Over WAN

Storage users often find that despite plenty of bandwidth connecting separate sites, the data moves slowly while expensive bandwidth is hardly used. Why? Usually it's because the system was designed and tested on a local network without accounting for the effects of the distance between the sites. That distance causes latency, and even a few hundred miles can have a huge effect on throughput if the system wasn't designed to handle it properly. Add even a miniscule amount of packet loss and throughput drops to a tiny fraction of the available bandwidth.

Apposite's Netropy WAN emulators inject latency and packet loss between storage systems to test and optimize performance in a repeatable lab environment. This allows storage product vendors to replicate customer networks and helps storage system users to validate performance before committing to an expensive, mission-critical system.

Netropy WAN emulators are used by storage product developers, QA testers, customer support, and vendor solutions labs, as well as by storage system users to validate performance for all customer network conditions.


Applications
  • Storage over WAN
  • Data synchronization
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Data Center Replication
  • Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

Lifecycle

Network design
Build "what-if" scenarios to ensure critical applications perform as needed.
App validation
See how applications will perform prior to roll-out and avoid unpleasant surprises.
Optimization
Analyze the benefits of WAN acceleration products to optimize the existing infrastructure.
Troubleshooting
Identify problems and validate potential solutions without disrupting the production network.

 

Netropy User Interface

Configuration requires only a few simple steps through the intuitive, browser-based GUI.

N91 GUI

Netropy main configuration and monitoring window.


Path Configuration

Set the bandwidth, delay, loss, and other network conditions for each link in the Path Configuration window.


Classifier Configuration

Direct packets onto individual links by IP address, VLAN, or other packet fields in the Classifier Configuration window.


The Netropy 10G2 is perfect for ensuring that new products work seamlessly with the storage arrays. There’s really no other enterprise-class emulator that can handle 10 Gbps of traffic at the level of precision we need to ensure trustworthy results.
Andrew MacKay
CTO, Superna