Netropy Cloud Edition

Network Emulation for AWS Cloud Environments

Overview
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Introducing Netropy Cloud Edition (CE), a software version of Apposite’s Network Emulation Appliances Built for Cloud-Based Testing

Powerful, Flexible Network Emulation and Testing in the Cloud

NetropyCE is available now as an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) in the AWS Marketplace.

Emulate an entire global test network in a single AWS virtual private cloud (VPC) and introduce impairments such as bandwidth limitations, latency, congestion, and packet loss for a realistic test of application performance.

Cloud Based Application Performance Testing
Best Virtual Network Simulator

Optimize Application Performance Before You Launch

Save money by running controlled, repeatable tests within one region or VPC instead of paying to send traffic between geographically dispersed AWS regions.

Gain visibility into projected end-user experience over a range of use cases, such as data center consolidation, new technology rollouts, changes in network topology, cloud migrations, etc.

Easy to Use Cloud Based Testing Tools

NetropyCE has the same great features as our hardware emulation appliances.

Change impairments and view results in real time, configure testing via our intuitive GUI or automate it with RESTful API. Or, profile live networks and import those conditions into network emulation.

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Emulate Any Complex Network Scenario in the Cloud

Scalability: Deploy a global test network with multiple instances in a single virtual private cloud (VPC).

Bandwidths up to 20 Gbps: Precisely emulate links up to 1Gbps and 20 Gbps in the future.

Latency up to 20 sec.: Emulate delay and jitter of 10 seconds or more in each direction, in increments of 0.01 ms.

Loss and Corruption: Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss to test the effects of corruption on voice and video applications.

Capture and Replay: Record the delay and loss characteristics of a production network as they vary second-by-second and replay them through the Netropy emulator.

Packet Filtering: Assign packets to different links by IP address, VLAN, or any other packet identifier.

Background Utilization: Test how applications perform over a congested network with the background utilization and PCAP replay features.

Traffic Monitoring: View and download up to 24 hours of throughput graphs and link statistics.

Automation: Automate testing with RESTful API.

Cost-effective: NetropyCE is charged at hourly and yearly rates, so only pay for how much you use it.

Requirements: NetropyCE 1G requires a C5.XLarge Instance in AWS, or for NetropyCE 20G any instance that has 20Gbps, 2 CPUs & 8 GB RAM or more

Scalability: Deploy a global test network with multiple instances in a single virtual private cloud (VPC).

Packet Filtering: Assign packets to different links by IP address, VLAN, or any other packet identifier.

Bandwidths up to 1 Gbps: Precisely emulate links up to 1 Gbps.

Latency up to 20 sec.: Emulate delay and jitter of 10 seconds or more in each direction, in increments of 0.01 ms.

Loss and Corruption: Set random, burst, or periodic packet loss to test the effects of corruption on voice and video applications.

Capture and Replay: Record the delay and loss characteristics of a production network as they vary second-by-second and replay them through the Netropy emulator.

Background Utilization: Test how applications perform over a congested network with the background utilization and PCAP replay features.

Traffic Monitoring: View and download up to 24 hours of throughput graphs and link statistics.

Automation: Automate testing with RESTful API.

Cost-effective: NetropyCE is charged at hourly and yearly rates, so only pay for how much you use it.

Requirements: NetropyCE 1G requires a C5.XLarge Instance in AWS, or for NetropyCE 20G any instance that supports 20Gbps.

Specifications
NetropyCE 1G
NetropyCE 20G (Coming Soon)
Capacity
Test Ports
2 1-Gig Ethernet
2 20-Gig Ethernet
Max. Agg. Throughput
2 Gbps
40 Gbps
Emulation Engines
1 @ 1 Gigabit
1 @ 20 Gigabit
Maximum Packet Rate
Processor Dependent
Maximum Frame Size
9 KB
Emulation Capabilities
Maximum Packet Rate
IP source & destination address range (IPv4 or IPv6), VLAN, TCP or UDP port number, & IP ToS
Bandwidth
1 Gbps in 1 bps increments
20 Gbps in 1 bps increments
Delay
0 ms – 10, 000 ms or greater in each direction in 0.01 ms increments; constant, uniform, normal distributions;
replay recorded loss, accumulate & burst
Loss & Corruption
Random, burst, periodic, BER, Gilbert-Elliott, or recorded loss; data corruption; network outage
Background Utilization
0 – 100% in increments of 0.1%; PCAP replay
Queuing & Prioritization
RED or tail drop queue management; priority or round robin queuing
Additional Parameters
Packet Reordering, Packet Duplication, MTU and Fragmentation, Queue Depth, Framing Overhead
Additional Details
Requirements
C5.XLarge Instance
Any instance that has 20Gbps, 2 CPUs & 8 GB RAM or more
Security
SSL and SSH for secure management; per-user locking of engine configuration
Support & Maintenance
Support is included with product license and software maintenance
Ordering Information
Purchasing
NetropyCE is available for purchase on our AWS marketplace profile at an hourly usage rates.