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Blog discusses latest tools for reducing network testing complexity and accelerating product verification cycles through the better understanding dynamic behavior of systems under test.

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Real-time communication is an absolute necessity in Automotive manufacturing. Goal is to equip one single network with TSN enabled components for time-critical data transmission in and between vehicles, and in all future industrial environments. Spirent supports different setups for TSN + OPC UA Smart Manufacturing testbeds for IA and Automotive

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OmniAir plugfests enable chipset, Tier2, Tier1 and OEM’s to participate in intensive bench and field testing to achieve V2X conformance/interoperability and trusted device communication. Spirent supports such events with OmniAir certified conformance test equipment for WAVE-DSRC (V2X) technology ensuring SAE and IEEE standard compliance.

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Read about the challenges of M2M/IoT development and how you can make sure your IoT hardware and software solutions are compatible, flexible and future-proof.

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Read how vendors of Automotive Ethernet devices can ensure that their latest components are performing at high speed, with low latency, zero packet loss, and the highest reliability.

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In San Jose last week at the IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day event, there was non-stop action in the presentation and the exhibit halls. It provided attendees with an update on the research numerous companies are conducting in the areas of high performance computing, distributed software-defined networks, smart switching architectures and reliable Real-time Ethernet communications for safety critical applications. These technologies are shaping the future of connected and automated vehicles.

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We’ve been continuously developing methodologies for testing NFV and the cloud. Importantly, we have learned that test tools on their own are insufficient – what is required is an entire test solution, including expertise. For example, with C-RAN NFVi testing, one of the key elements depicted in the Technical Report, multiple test tools were used together, including tools sourced from Spirent and open source communities, as well as custom hardware and software tools. The combination of these various tool sets and specialized expertise enabled Spirent to deliver testing services to our service provider customers.

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In the real world, how do most people create a test case? In most instances, they open the tester GUI, configure the test, debug the test, run the test, print the report, and are done. The question when we drill deeper is “Is this the most effective way for us to be performing our testing?” Let’s drill down into the problems this technique creates for organizations. Generally, many test engineers are given a test set which may include a full DUT or specific test ports on a shared DUT. The configuration of specific attributes of these ports such as routing/IP information, firewall rules, ALCs typically do not change unless they are specifically being tested. In the classic model, the user keeps rebuilding attributes of the test over and over again potentially building the same test hundreds of times.

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As we predicted earlier this year, Ransomware is a hot topic in the news these days, but what exactly is it and why should you care?  In this blog I will discuss the top 10 things you should know about Ransomware, why it is becoming more prevalent, and most importantly what you can do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of Ransomware.

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When we’re testing for provisioning scale for a device under test candidate, what is the meaningful metric to measure? Traditional metrics such as bandwidth, connections per second, or open connections are narrow focused metrics that measure specific engineering attributes of the device. For example, open connections and connections per second will give you information about table scaling and bandwidth will give you information about forwarding efficiency but neither of these metrics will put it all together and directly measure how users perceive quality over time.

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Based on our experience working with leading providers deploying carrier-Wi-Fi, we have developed the following best practice recommendations: 1) Go beyond the Access Point, 2) Be proactive, not passive, 3) Measure what matters, 4) Go 24/7, 5) Get to the root of the issue.

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The demands for increased bandwidth in the data center are driving the creation of a new generation of data center switch platforms. These platforms, whether they are top-of-rack (ToR) or aggregation switches, are designed to support hundreds of gigabits/sec per slot—even terabits. 

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A manual test team conducts most of its testing directly from a written test plan or tests in an ad-hoc manner. Few if any automation solutions or scripting skills are used by the team. Organizations with manual test teams include: service providers, network equipment manufacturers, network equipment resellers, and enterprise IT departments.

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Not all test and lab automation solutions are similar. Test environments come in all shapes and sizes. Organizations have a broad range of testing needs. From extensive experience in delivering automation solutions, Spirent’s test automation specialists have been able to define organizational categories for test automation. By understanding these organizational categories before integrating test automation, Spirent is able to define the right solution for our customers.

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A test lab is usually complex and comprised of a wide variety of equipment. Equipment may be shared by multiple users across a number of different test beds. Managing and maintaining a test lab can become extremely difficult.

Traditionally a test or lab automation solution is an answer to a productivity challenge. But a test lab automation solution needs to take into account the physical setup of the lab and its test beds, the users of the lab and the tests that need to be performed in the lab. Failure to consider all aspects of the testing environment will typically lead to rework and delays.

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The need for a comprehensive system testing to assure reliable solution quality multiplies exponentially over time. Poor planning for expanding product testing requirements will increase the risk of brand damage and leads to productivity and revenue loss. Automated testing is essential in keeping pace with the ever expanding product and system testing requirements.

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If I conducted a poll of IT executives and asked them to name some of their core network concerns, many would likely say “ensuring network uptime” and “managing complexity.” Given these concerns, it is always surprising to see many companies not place enough emphasis on network testing, viewing it as an afterthought instead of a key component of their strategy.

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Remember the days when mainframe computers were hidden away in a locked “computer room”, accessible only to the guy with the pocket protector? Many of you reading this probably weren’t even born back in those days and can’t imagine a time when users didn’t have direct access to a computer. “Back in my day”, we submitted “data processing requests” and waited for results in the form of reams of paper to show up on our desks.

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You get a patch or an upgrade for your firewall from the vendor. They say it fixes that one problem that’s been bugging you for the last few months. But you can’t just install the update, right? You have to test it first.

No problem. You upgrade the backup firewall, throw together a few scripts to hit it with traffic, and use a packet sniffer to make sure the right stuff comes out the other end. Simple, right? Maybe not.

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The Next Generation Network Delivery Solutions conference, hosted by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and the NTAF, was held at Hilton Doubletree, London on Nov. 27-28 2012. High profile speakers gathered from the around the globe to discuss Infrastructure Test Optimization (ITO), as well as the relevancy and performance of current test automation providers doing business within the telecommunications market. Spirent Communications sponsored the industry-wide event, among other solution vendors.

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Well, as you might have guessed, they both need to do more network testing! Two recent news stories highlight this: First, instead of picking on Amazon (see my earlier blog post on cyber security this year), maybe Lady Gaga's entourage needs to buy some network testing equipment like, yesterday, and start doing some P.A.S.S. ( Performance, Availability, Scalability and Security) testing.  Read how technical issues impeded the high-profile promotion of Lady Gaga's latest album here...

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