Spirent Puts the Reality of Cloud Infrastructure and Application Performance to the Test
May 10, 2011
Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics neXt Reduces Cost of Testing by More than 70 Percent by Optimizing Testing Resources
Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 10, 2011 – Recent high-profile news, such as Amazon’s cloud outage and Sony’s security breach, has helped to fuel the growing concerns around cloud security and reliability. Addressing these concerns, along with the infrastructure performance and scale demands of cloud computing, presents a multi-dimensional testing challenge. Spirent’s latest HyperMetrics neXt modules for Spirent TestCenter™ enables service providers, equipment vendors and enterprises to validate all dimensions of cloud computing performance, availability, security and scale (PASS) to help ensure a seamless application user experience.
Showcased on Spirent Booth #733 at Interop Las Vegas 2011, May 10-12, the HyperMetrics neXt family introduces several modules:
HyperMetrics dX, offering unprecedented density with 32-ports of 10G Ethernet per module, is designed to test the terabit capacity of switch and router fabrics at more than 70 percent lower cost than the previous generation of test solutions.
HyperMetrics mX 10G Ethernet, available in 2, 4 and 8-port versions, is designed to test converged cloud infrastructure, with the ability to scale to a terabit of stateful traffic per chassis and emulate 6 million mobile subscribers and billions of IPv4 and IPv6 flows and routes.
HyperMetrics mX 40/100G Ethernet, with 4 ports of 40G or 2 ports of 100G Ethernet on a single module, doubles the port density per module compared to any other 40/100G test solution. It is the industry's first high-speed Ethernet test module specifically designed to stress infrastructure scalability, measure multi-play experience and validate cloud application security.
Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics neXt modules achieve their unprecedented performance by combining Spirent's Cloud Core™ technology with the world's fastest integrated processors from Intel. The modules deliver on Spirent’s PASS methodology and, when combined with Spirent TestCenter Virtual and Spirent Avalanche Virtual, enable engineers to test between any points in the cloud infrastructure.
“Despite the accelerating adoption of cloud computing, performance, availability and security remain critical concerns, and potential barriers to ubiquitous acceptance,” said Jeff Schmitz, vice president, Networks & Applications at Spirent. “With the growing emphasis on the quality of experience of cloud applications, testing the PASS attributes of the network as well as the virtualized servers is central to rapid deployment of cloud services. The addition of HyperMetrics neXt to our existing solution portfolio, in conjunction with our world-class Global Services organization, positions Spirent to do this better than anyone, whether it’s for network equipment manufacturers, service providers or the enterprise.”
For more information on how Spirent is helping to build high performance cloud computing environment visit http://www.spirent.com/Networks-and-Applications/Cloud_Computing.aspx
To learn more about what Spirent is showcase and demonstrating at Interop Las Vegas 2011 visit http://www.spirent.com/About-Us/Events/Interop.aspx