PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shunra, the industry-recognized authority in Application Performance Engineering (APE) solutions for WAN, Web, Mobile and Cloud-based networks, today announced the release of Shunra NetworkCatcher™ 6.0, a breakthrough solution to discover real-world network conditions. Performance engineers, network analysts, consultants and other IT personnel now have a reliable means to precisely identify production network conditions, including bandwidth, latency and packet loss. This information can then be leveraged in performance test environments by Shunra PerformanceSuite™ to ensure test results accurately represent application performance under real-world conditions.
"Shunra PerformanceSuite with NetworkCatcher 6.0 has dramatically altered the landscape for testing applications, because it is now possible to automatically detect network conditions and instantly emulate those conditions in the test lab to accurately predict the performance of an application before deployment to the network," said Tim Grant, NetworkCatcher Product Manager for Shunra. "Shunra's PerformanceSuite with NetworkCatcher enables our customers to save millions of dollars by proactively identifying, diagnosing and mitigating potential performance bottlenecks in advance of impacting end users. It costs far less to remediate an application performance issue before deployment and before the problem affects revenue, productivity or customer satisfaction."
NetworkCatcher 6.0 features automated, remote network analysis with graphical drilldown capability to display best-case, worst-case and average network performance, plus an easy-to-use recording library that retains conditions from multiple locations in the network indefinitely so current performance can be readily compared with historical data. NetworkCatcher also includes a web interface to enable team collaboration and analysis of data in all real-world network environments – WAN, Web, Mobile and Cloud.
"NetworkCatcher is a powerful tool that has instantly become a Shunra best practice, ideal for use by every Shunra customer," said Shunra COO Bill Varga. "Confidence in application deployment is driven by accurate discovery information about the deployment environment, and NetworkCatcher's capacity to paint a highly detailed picture of a real-world network brings the accuracy of our application performance data to levels unmatched by any competing technology on the market today."
About Application Performance Engineering (APE)
APE is the discipline applied at every phase of the application lifecycle that ensures an application will be designed, implemented and operationally supported to meet its non-functional performance requirements. APE includes the roles, skills, activities, practices and solutions required to confidently deploy and manage application performance.
APE Best Practices
Discover: identify and record real-world infrastructure and network conditions, business processes, application topology and deployment scenarios
Recreate Real World: incorporate network behavior, network emulation and business process automation scripts into the test environment
Performance Testing: integrate with automation tools and enable single-user and multi-site/multi-user load testing
Performance Analysis: conduct thorough results analysis to identify potential bottlenecks and validate performance and SLO compliance
Remediation and Optimization: implement recommended best practices to improve performance and calculate performance ROI
Shunra is the industry-recognized authority in Application Performance Engineering (APE) and a pioneer in WAN Emulation. Shunra's customers include 75 of the Fortune 100 with some of the most complex and sophisticated networks in the world. Shunra's APE solutions discover, predict, emulate and analyze the performance of applications over WAN, Web, Mobile and Cloud networks. Shunra delivers dramatic cost savings through customized performance insight, enabling pre-deployment and post-production remediation and optimization. Customers include Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Citibank, eBay, FedEx, GE, IBM, ING Direct, Intel, Marriott, MasterCard, McDonalds, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Oracle, Pepsi, Pfizer, Siemens, Target, Thomson Reuters, TJX, Verizon, Walt Disney and the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Shunra is headquartered in Philadelphia and privately held. For more information, call 1.877.474.8672 or visit www.shunra.com.