Chris Chapman, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Spirent Communications, has over 20 years of experience with multiprotocol and cloud networking technologies. With emphasis on systems root cause analysis, Quality of Experience, performance, and scale realism testing for both IPv4 and IPv6, Chris has written and deployed industry leading test with major NEM, Service providers and standards’ bodies as well as wrote numerous test methodologies. Chris has a BSCE from Santa Clara University and has held key engineering positions at Apple Computer, Netscape/AOL, MCI/WorldCom/UUNET, and Spirent Communications.
By Gail Ferreira, Product Marketing Manager at Crossbeam, and Chris Chapman, Technical Marketing Engineer at Spirent
Crossbeam and Spirent recently partnered with EANTC, an internationally recognized test center, and Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown to define and emulate the most realistic real-world conditions within mobile networks, and evaluate the performance of Crossbeam X80-S as a network security device under these demanding conditions.
We agreed on one key requirement — ...
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Well, it’s official. Testing exclusively with best-effort traffic is dead. Today, even the simplest network implements Quality of Service (QoS). Testing with exclusively best-effort traffic used to be acceptable for numerous reasons: Simplification of testing, the experience of the end user, and the premise that more bandwidth solves all problems.
As with all industries, both the people who make the products (network equipment manufacturers) and the people who consume those products (s...
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