SHUNRA VE - WAN Emulation Solution
Shunra Virtual Enterprise
Know exactly how your business applications and network
services will perform for remote end users before rollout!
Recreate Any Production Network In Minutes Shunra VE is the only WAN
Shunra Virtual Enterprise (VE) delivers a highly robust, comprehensive WAN Emulation solution Emulation solution that
that creates a virtual network environment in your pre-deployment lab. It delivers a powerful, enables you to:
flexible and easy way to test the performance of your application and network equipment under
a wide variety of network impairments – exactly as if they were running in a real world production » Easily integrate with your
environment. automated HP LoadRunner
Using Shunra VE you will understand the impact that the network and applications have on each
other’s performance and on the remote end-users’ experiences, as well as uncover and resolve » Conduct business transaction
production-related problems – before rollout. analysis, using an open API for
use by third party testing tools.
Shunra VE provides a wide range of graphically rich reports and drill-down analysis capabilities.
These help you isolate and resolve the root causes of network and application problems early, and » Know exactly how new
determine whether any modifications to the application, network, or infrastructure are needed. or updated application or
network services will perform
Shunra VE gives you the information you need to make informed decisions – throughout the
for remote end users –
application development lifecycle - and ensure service levels to remote end-users are achieved. throughout the development
Eliminate the Need to Deploy Load Generators Remotely lifecycle.
Up until now, load testing tools have had a major blind spot – the network. Since the primary aim » Eliminate phased rollouts to
is to focus on application performance, the network often takes a back seat. Shunra provides a remote end users and avoid a
solution that is HP-Certified and the only one of its kind – VE Desktop for HP Software. We now fix-as-you-go approach.
offer HP LoadRunner and HP Performance Center customers with a WAN emulation option to » Troubleshoot post-production
test network impairments over the WAN while load testing. Adding WAN emulation to your HP problems and verify resolution,
LoadRunner purchase can save you time and money on deployment of remote load generators. quickly and easily.
Build a bridge between application performance and network efficiency, with accurate, reliable, and
Shunra Virtual Enterprise is ideal for:
Infrastructure Projects Testing Projects
» Data center or server consolidation » Pre-deployment testing for enterprise
» Network and server capacity planning applications such as Oracle, SAP and Microsoft
» Application rollouts » Vendor equipment evaluations
» VoIP testing » Exposing issues with application code
» Virtualization » Post-deployment troubleshooting
» WAN optimization » Wireless/cellular and satellite network testing
» Active directory deployments » eCommerce and internet testing
» Email migrations » Application offshoring
» Website testing » Network performance change
» Disaster recovery and business continuity control management
SHUNRA VE - WAN Emulation Solution
The Shunra VE Appliance combines high performance hardware Flexible Network Modeling & Design
with easy-to-use, innovative software. This creates a powerful WAN
The Shunra VE network appliance is controlled through a highly
emulation solution that includes detailed reports and root cause
intuitive and easy-to-use Microsoft Visio®-based modeler. The
analysis. Shunra VE is extremely easy to install, configure, and use. It
modeler gives you complete flexibility to create any network
also seamlessly integrates with your existing infrastructure and lab
topology, any way you want.
VE Appliance for WAN Emulation
At the heart of Shunra VE is a high performance, scalable network
appliance that functions as a bridge or router. It changes the speed
at which network traffic travels through the network, exposing data
packets to the same network impairments to which they would be
subjected to on the wide area network.
Shunra VE Modeler
Once you’ve created your network model, you simply press the play
button to activate your test scenario. At this point, any application,
network service or infrastructure connected to the appliance will
behave as if it were subjected to the conditions defined in the model.
You will immediately “see and feel” exactly how remote end-users
The STN appliance limits bandwidth and impairs multiple traffic flows
using 10/100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet interfaces.
will experience your application under production conditions!
You can edit any network parameter at any time, to create current,
Shunra’s STA is the market’s first Network Processor- future, worst case or “what-if” scenarios. You can also replay or
based WAN Emulation solution providing both reconfigure these scenarios over and over again to try out alternative
wire speed performance and deep packet inspection solutions, verify problem resolution, and compare performance
(DPI) capabilities. among different versions or technologies.
What VMware does for the
data center, Shunra does for the
Scott Moore, President - Loadtester Inc.
Capture & Replay Production Network Conditions
The STA appliance limits bandwidth and impairs multiple traffic flows
using 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet interfaces. Shunra VE’s network recording software captures and imports
production network conditions, such as latency, jitter and packet
loss, directly into your network model. When the Shunra VE
“Sub-second transaction execution is absolutely critical in application replays these recordings it recreates the exact same
electronic foreign exchange trading, and Shunra VE helps us conditions that exist on the production network so that you can test
consistently ensure optimal performance for our users before we your applications under the most real life conditions possible.
deploy the platform in production.
Recreate & Troubleshoot Post-Deployment Problems
Using Shunra VE during the development process to understand Shunra VE is also ideal for troubleshooting production problems
and optimize performance in such a demanding environment that occurred in the past. Since Shunra VE stores 30 days worth of
– before deployment – provides strategic value to our business. production network conditions, you can simply rewind the recording
Without Shunra VE we would feel like we were flying blind.” to the time that the problem occurred and see what happened with
the network at that time. With this information you can easily identify
Hotspot FX – leading online foreign
the source of performance problems – whether in the application or
exchange trading marketplace
the network and verify the resolution.
SHUNRA VE - WAN Emulation Solution
Predict Application Performance for Multiple Deep Analysis & Comprehensive Reports
Remote End-Users With every test, Shunra VE provides detailed drill-down analysis
VE Predictor evaluates the end-user experience by launching tests and graphically rich diagnostic reports on application and network
that include network emulation and end-user load to determine performance. These reports tell you exactly where and when you will
if new, modified or existing applications will meet service level have performance problems – in the network or the application.
objectives at remote locations. VE Profiler evaluates application
network sensitivity. This tool allows users to easily launch test that Shunra VE provides reports and analysis on:
determine the application’s sensitivities and breaking points within
» Application performance and availability over the network
varied network and user load conditions.
» Application performance thresholds against a range and
combination of network conditions
» Individual transaction performance measurements
Use VE Predictor to predict transaction response across
Use VE Analyzer for drill-down analysis
All reports can be exported to Microsoft Office documents or
published in HTML. An executive summary report in Microsoft Word
Use VE Profiler to test a transaction across multiple conditions.
is also provided. Additionally, all Shunra VE test results are stored in a
central repository for easy version comparison, change control, and
“Shunra VE is a strategic solution that enables us to future reference by the project team.
deliver reliable IT services to our end-users. With Shunra
VE we can understand the real world performance of all Automatically Integrate With Third-Party Testing
our new applications, from various geographic locations, Lab Resources
and efficiently and easily plan network capacity and Shunra VE includes an XML-based Open API which enables it
the budget needed to support the application and to automatically manage other third party lab resources - or be
business growth.” managed by them. These resources include PCs running batch scripts,
Serono – a leading global FTP clients, custom developed or off-the-shelf testing tools, traffic
biotechnology company generators, network sniffers, and network management systems.