Spirent Communications Powers Product Innovation With Industry’s First Multi Dimensional Test Solution
Feb 3, 2009
Spirent HyperMetrics™ Family of Modules Provides New Architecture for Enhanced Realism with Scalability and Performance for Validating Networks and Devices
Sunnyvale, Calif. - In response to our customers’ requirement to drive innovation, Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a global leader in performance analysis and service management, today introduced the HyperMetrics™ family of modules on the award winning Spirent TestCenter platform. HyperMetrics is the industry’s first solution with an innovative multi-core architecture that addresses port density as well as the critical aspect of realism required to ensure Quality of Experience (QoE) for new services helping to maximize return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) throughout the test lifecycle.
“With the evolution to intelligent content aware networks, service providers and network equipment manufacturers need to furnish tools and functions to plan, measure, monitor, and assure evolving traffic patterns, new services, and optimized application performance,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “This is not an easy task—it means that increasing port density or adding new protocols is necessary but clearly not sufficient for test engineers. What’s required are realistic network environments representing the end-to-end complex conditions of next-gen IP networks including aspects such as scalability and performance.”
Traditionally, test solutions focused on a single dimension of either port density or Layer 2-3 network emulation or Layer 4-7 application performance. As a result, the customer’s initial investment was limited only to a specific test in the development cycle. As network elements and services become more sophisticated, they require testing beyond Layer 2-3 considerations of throughput, latency and loss to include QoE measurements (Layer 4-7).
HyperMetrics’ high density, multi-core architecture delivers enhanced realism with scalability and performance along with the capability to reallocate processing power to conduct complex yet realistic testing. The emphasis on performance and application realism rather than just port density enables test engineers to invest in a single solution for all their testing needs ultimately reducing capital expenses, while staying within limited operational budgets.
“As the testing standard for tomorrow’s networks, Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics goes beyond advanced functionality to include investment protection,” said Tim Jefferson, general manager, Converged Core Solutions group at Spirent Communications. “In this tough economic environment our customers require a solution that allows them to test to new levels of enhanced realism with scalability and performance.”
The Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics modules are designed to offer network equipment manufacturers and service providers a robust and scalable test platform with a flexible user experience for conducting end-to-end Layer 2-7 multi-play testing at gigabit or 10gigabit line rates. The modules, available in a of variety of port densities, include the HyperMetrics Converged (CV), HyperMetrics Converged Multi-play (CM) and HyperMetrics Application Performance (AP) modules.
Demonstrations of Spirent TestCenter’s HyperMetrics are available at Spirent’s Proof of Concept (SPOC) Lab and collaboration centers in Sunnyvale, London and Beijing. For more information visit www.spirent.com/go/hypermetrics.
Spirent Communications (www.spirent.com) is a global provider of integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technology such as Internet telephony, broadband services, 3G wireless, global navigation satellite systems, and network security equipment. Spirent Communications’ solutions are used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, including the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and governments. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,500 employees worldwide.
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