However, because application performance can be highly sensitive to bandwidth, latency, loss, and other WAN impairments, testing on the local network generally fails to identify critical issues that impact the end user experience. Fortunately, a new generation of network simulation appliance makes it simple and affordable to test applications in the lab under real-world conditions, ensuring smooth roll-outs of new applications and helping to optimize the performance of existing applications.
Apposite Technologies, is a provider of such enterpriseclass WAN emulation tools. The Los Angeles based company’s WAN emulation products provide IT professionals with high precision tools for benchmarking the performance of applications across wide area networks. Distinguished by industry-best ease-of-use and unmatched cost-performance,Apposite’s Linktropy and Netropy appliances inform critical decisions affecting bandwidth investment, application deployment, and end-user satisfaction.
Apposite's Linktropy and Netropy WAN emulators simulate bandwidth, latency, jitter, loss, congestion, and other important network impairments to test the performance of applications under a spectrum of real-world conditions. Linktropy WAN emulators simulate a single link through each pair of interfaces, offering the simplest configuration possible. If you need to emulate a single set of conditions between two networks, Linktropy is the product for you. Netropy advanced network emulators simulate up to 15 separate WAN links, each with their own bandwidth, delay, and loss characteristics, through each pair of physical ports.
Packets can be assigned to individual links by IP address range, VLAN, or any other packet specifier. Netropy also offers advanced emulation and administrative capabilities for complex requirements or multi-user environments. The firms customers range from enterprises, telecoms, application, developers and the military and government.