Integration of Shunra's WAN Emulation and Analysis Capabilities into HP Performance Center 9.5 Saves Valuable Time and Resources

    The first co-developed, fully integrated solution on the market
eliminates the need for remotely deployed load generators and automatically
aggregates end-to-end statistics into HP Performance Center 9.5 (including HP
LoadRunner 9.5)

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Shunra Software (,
the market leading provider of network emulation and application development
testing solutions, worked with HP developers to integrate their powerful WAN
emulation and testing capabilities into newly released versions of HP
LoadRunner and HP Performance Center. This is a completely automatic
integration, with no script editing required. Shunra's VE Desktop for HP
Software pulls in network statistics automatically from load generators,
emulates a wide area network (WAN) and reports real world network conditions
during load testing.

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    A WAN emulation solution that seamlessly fits into existing HP
Performance Center processes, Shunra VE Desktop for HP Software transforms a
LAN-based load testing environment into a real world production environment. 
This transformation from LAN to WAN is a proven, necessary step for quality
assurance of applications that are required to perform over wide area
networks.  Early testing over an emulated wide area network enables IT
professionals to address problems such as chatty applications, latency
sensitive transactions, caching inefficiencies, and other network performance

    "The market demanded an easy and accurate way to anticipate application
performance on the network, and that's exactly what our developers created,"
said Thomas Charlton, CEO of Shunra Software.  "It's common knowledge that
problems are less expensive to fix when they're caught early in the
application lifecycle, and our collaboration with HP represents an accurate
way to predict how an application will perform on a wide area network before
rollout.  Before there was just hope, now there's insight, control and proof
that it will perform.  This is a complete paradigm shift in how applications
are tested."

    Shunra VE Desktop for HP Software enables each load generator to simulate
a different network location. Statistics are automatically captured, sorted
and analyzed based on location. These capabilities reduce cost by eliminating
the need for remotely deployed load generators and gives software testing
professionals access to a complete network landscape. This delivers faster
insight into potential application performance issues, which enables error
resolution to application and network issues to occur long before application
rollout and end user impact.

    "Customers can cut costs and resolve network-related performance problems
faster by emulating the WAN in software instead of physically adding load
generators at remote locations" said Subbu Iyer, senior director of Products,
Software and Solutions, HP. "The integration of Shunra's VE Desktop network
emulation with HP LoadRunner and HP Performance Center testing products helps
customers optimize the performance of their applications to meet the needs of
the business."

    Some typical uses of Shunra VE Desktop for HP Software include the
detection of:

    --  Latency impact - Latency causes the transactions and sessions to stay
        open longer than they would on the LAN.  Without incorporating the WAN
        effects of delay into a load test the memory usage, thread usage, and
        other critical server resources can be significantly understated.

    --  Bandwidth limitations - Bandwidth constraints affect transactions
        "in-flight," causing them to take longer to complete their
        and ultimately impacts important server resources.

    --  Network impact - Where specific response time goals are being
        it is important to incorporate the effect of the network into existing
        testing processes to examine the impact on total response time. 
        enables you to accurately assess total response time for remote users
        prior to deployment and can analyze the breakdown of total response
        time into the client, network, and server components. This assists in
        diagnosing and resolving transactions that will not consistently meet
        response time goals.

    "The integration of Shunra with HP is a major step forward in software
testing.  Developing and delivering quality software has historically been a
major challenge because testing outside the true production environment is
virtually impossible without duplicating that environment. Network simulation
based on actual network behaviors, Shunra's core value to customers, is a
great alternative and will lead to fewer problems in production software
deployments," said Julie Craig, senior analyst, Enterprise Management
Associates. "Companies engaged in large-scale development and quality
assurance processes using HP Performance Center and/or HP LoadRunner should
consider adding Shunra capabilities to their testing arsenal."

    Shunra Software is an HP Software Certified, Gold Business Partner and a
member of the HP Marketplace Referral Program. VE Desktop for HP Software is
sold separately, additional information on this product may be found at

    About Shunra Software

    Shunra Software is the market leader in network emulation solutions for
application performance testing throughout the entire application development
lifecycle. Shunra's award-winning solutions enable development, quality
assurance, pre-deployment and operations teams to create an exact replica of
their production environment or design what-if network scenarios; allowing
them to predict exactly how applications or infrastructure changes will
perform in any networked environment--before rollout. Shunra's solutions and
services are typically deployed in projects including data center
consolidation; application performance readiness testing; VoIP testing;
website testing and WAN optimization technology testing.

    Shunra's solutions and services are used by thousands of customers
worldwide. Clients include 3M, Boeing, Cisco, Dow Chemical, EMC, FedEx,
General Motors, JPMorgan Chase, Kelly Services, Merrill Lynch, Motorola,
Nestle, Pitney Bowes, and Vodafone. Shunra has offices in New York City,
Philadelphia, Israel, the UK and Singapore. Shunra is also supported through a
global network of channel partners. For more information on Shunra, please

    Shunra is a trademark of Shunra Software Ltd.  All other trademarks and
registered trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.


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