Apposite Tech Demonstrates Value of Network Simulation: Video
Editor's Note: This article refers to a video interview shot at Interop 2010. To view unified communications's entire library of videos from Interop and other industry shows, demonstrations and interviews in our in-house studio, visit our Video News home page.
unified communications had the opportunity to speak with a number of key industry players at Interop this year, including Apposite Tech. DC Palter President of Apposite Tech visited the unified communications media booth for an interview captured in this video.
Apposite Tech is focused on making network simulators. Apps won't work well if there isn't enough bandwidth and latency, packet loss and jitter can also have an impact. Centralized systems are pretty common and many users still need access to the data center, which also can introduce issues with performance.
Apposite Tech provides a piece of hardware that allows the user to dial in the conditions from that network so that IT guys can see how the apps will perform for those users scattered throughout the world. Apposite tech aims to meet a need as network simulation is becoming a critical tool for performance and decisions on products for the network.
"Our unique value-add to network simulation for performance testing is that historically, networking testing has fallen into two categories: very high end test tools, geared towards the telecommunications market, geared towards carriers, designed for full-time test professionals…which is overkill for the IT team in most cases," said Palter. "On the other end there are freeware tools that are not very accurate and can't get up to the speeds that people need and can take days to get up and working."
Palter noted that enterprises need something that is accurate and something that is easy to use and quick, while also reasonably priced. "It won't be used all day every day, so it needs to be reasonable," added Palter.
There is a need to simulate the entire network inside the box. What used to be required on the high-end is now needed by a whole range of users. The company's new product simulates the entire network. To find out more about this product and Apposite Tech at Interop, check out this videoin full.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for unified communications and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Alice Straight