Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shenick Launches Cloud-based Test System

Shenick Network Systems introduced a cloud-based test system that scales to four terabits of real, stateful service and application traffic while providing the ability to pinpoint issues right down to each individual application flow.

The company said such capacity is needed because next-generation switching, routing, firewall, packet inspection, WAN optimization and other massive data handling systems are heading towards terabit levels of packet handling. This will require tests at huge scale to understand performance limits.

Shenick's TeraVM provides the ability to emulate and test cloud infrastructure on any hypervisor including ESXi, Xen, KVM and Hyper-V, in one test system, with test analysis right down to each application flow.

Some highlights of TeraVM:
  • It is not restricted in the amount of core processing power it can access compared to other solutions in the market.

  • Testing can be conducted in both functional and highly scaled, virtualized test beds for all hypervisors including ESXi, Xen, KVM and Hyper-V.

  • TeraVM is one of the first products to have been completely and successfully ported to an all-virtual, massively scaled IP performance tester.

  • Shenick addresses next-generation virtualized and physical converged IP network application performance issues for 4G, VoLTE, OTT Video, IPTV, VoD, Multi Play (VoIP video, data), telepresence, multivendor IPsec/SSL secure VPN, Security Attack Mitigation, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Traffic Shaping, Peer to Peer (P2P), Application Server Test, Metro Ethernet and IPv4/IPv6 hybrid network deployments.

  • TeraVM also covers security testing including secure VPN and security attack mitigation testing by generating emulated DDoS attack traffic for testing virtual and highly scaled firewalls.

"TeraVM takes the uncertainty out of testing cloud and physical networks by giving organizations the tools to understand the behaviour of mixed Internet application traffic types and prove that extreme performance levels can be maintained while guaranteeing QoE for end users," said Robert Winters, CMO, Shenick Network Systems. "As more and more organizations move data to the cloud, testing security of virtualized networks becomes paramount especially as corporate information needs to be accessed by personal devices remotely."

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