iTrinegy's Network Emulators Help Reduce Costs for Customer Pre-Deployment Application Testing in the WAN

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itrinegy Network Emulators assist companies such as Thomson Reuters in testing the behavior of networked applications prior to deployment

iTrinegy, the Networked Application Performance Lifecycle™ experts, is enabling companies to cut costs by emulating the pre-deployment of networked application testing in the WAN.

iTrinegy, in discussion with their clients, has found that the cost of having to go back and re-test can be high for organisations and so pre-deployment testing in controlled and repeatable conditions is essential for companies that need to see exactly how applications will perform in a real live networked environment, such as WAN, MPLS, Wireless, Satellite or Radio Networks.

Frank Puranik, Head of Development for iTrinegy 'For many of our clients there is a BIG advantage in conducting pre-deployment testing of all the variable (network conditions) that can affect the behavior of an application out in the WAN such as packet loss, jitter, latency as network emulation allows testers and developers to see how network characteristics adversely effect an application when it is placed in a production network. Understanding the problems that can occur provides the ability to make important changes prior to roll-out, decisions which will have a direct impact on your return on investment (ROI) as without prior knowledge mistakes are costly."

David Forret, is a Lead Systems Engineer in the UK, for Thomson Reuters, and oversees one of their test and development divisions. As part of the test he looked at network emulation tools to test the behavior of applications in various network conditions before deployment. "There is a phenomenal amount of data travelling over our networks- around two-hundred and fifty thousand updates per second, so the testing of external network issues such as dropped packets, delays, bandwidth utilization and latency issues are being carried out at all times.' David continues 'Our testers, developers and system engineers are actively improving our software through rigorous and extensive testing. Being proactive is more important than being reactive. By pushing applications and communications to the point of failure we can effectively guarantee the applications once they go live in the normal production environment'.

David concludes 'iTrinegy's solutions give us the ability to set up consistent and controllable application test conditions, and through this there is an added advantage of being able to keep the costs down by increasing the testing of the applications without increasing the costs associated with using a real MPLS network. Data has to get there yesterday - the moment it leaves the exchange it's visible within Thomson Reuters in less than 1.5 seconds. In that time, it is shipped, time stamped, converted and processed. With speeds like this, testing continues to be an essential part of our overall development and network/application testing'.

iTrinegy Products:

Network Emulation Products
iTrinegy's Network Emulator (INE) family of products recreate a wide variety of network characteristics that enable companies to develop and test their applications before roll-out.

Networked Application Performance Monitoring Products
iTrinegy's Networked Application Performance Monitoring (AppQoS) products have enabled many companies to identify, in real time, the causes of poor applications and network performance.

About iTrinegy:

iTrinegy develops products that enable organizations to address the whole Networked Application Performance Lifecycle ™ from initial design & development, through testing, QA, to production rollout and ongoing performance monitoring. Many leading organizations deploy iTrinegy technology including Alcatel, Aviva, BlackRock, EDS, General Dynamics, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thomson Reuters, Schlumberger, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems and Unisys. Itrinegy has offices in the USA and UK together with a select network of specialist resellers. For more information, please visit


Debra Wilkins
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