10 Gbps WAN emulator triples capacity for latency-sensitive applications

June 16, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Apposite® Technologies has released its next-generation, high-performance WAN emulator, the Netropy 10G2, which allows application developers and enterprises to validate the performance of bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications prior to roll-out.

Regardless of the application, the Netropy 10G2 WAN Emulator can now simulate two separate bi-directional 10 Gbps links running at full-line rate.

Many of today's bandwidth-intensive applications, such as network storage, data center replication, and IP video are susceptible to the network impairments found in wide area networks (WANs) – such as bandwidth constraints, latency, packet loss and congestion.

Businesses deploy 10 Gbps links in the wide area for many applications, including server-to-server back up and IP video distribution. When high latency is introduced, file transfers become sluggish, even with sufficient bandwidth. The Netropy 10G2 offers enterprises the ability to simulate high latency connections to test real-world, worst-case conditions.

The Netropy 10G2 provides two bi-directional 10 Gbps links to allow simulation of redundant 10 Gbps lines, or two separate 10 Gbps simulations at the same time. The 4 SFP+ ports offer 1/10 Gbps autonegotiating capability, supporting both 10 Gbps SFP+ and 1 Gbps SFP for easy installation onto any 1 or 10 Gbps network. It features a redundant power supply to guarantee uninterrupted operation for installation in mission-critical networks.