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.