SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

BreakingPoint Systems

May 09, 2011 09:55 ET

BreakingPoint Introduces Data Center Resiliency Lab™ Providing Unsurpassed Visibility Into the Performance and Scalability of Virtualized Infrastructures

IT Organizations Can Quickly and Easily Measure and Optimize the Resiliency of Cloud-Based Applications and Infrastructures to Perform as Expected While Under Peak Load and Attack

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - BreakingPoint today unveiled new capabilities, including the addition of the new Data Center Resiliency Lab to its comprehensive, all-in-one product for IT resiliency testing. With this easy-to-use, automated lab, IT organizations can now subject virtual servers and application delivery infrastructures to a range of high-stress conditions, producing a complete playbook for optimizing performance and mitigating the risks of data center consolidations. The new capabilities, including the Data Center Resiliency Lab, are available within all BreakingPoint products and services, and available automatically for current customers. BreakingPoint's unsurpassed end-to-end functionality makes it possible for organizations to measure and harden the resiliency of the full range of enterprise IT infrastructure components -- devices, networks, applications and data centers -- using a single, compact and easy-to-use device.

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Industry commentary: BreakingPoint CTO and Co-founder Dennis Cox
"Virtualization has created significant blind spots that are affecting the performance and availability of cloud-based application services," said BreakingPoint CTO Dennis Cox. "Over-provisioning resources as an insurance policy isn't working. In fact, at a certain point, it is producing the opposite effect. Companies relying on cloud-based services to run their businesses cannot afford to do so based on blind trust. They need a more agile, comprehensive and scalable approach to stressing and validating virtualized infrastructures to fully realize their value. Our new Data Center Resiliency Lab delivers this unsurpassed visibility to the cloud load-testing space, along with the scalability and ease of use required for today's dynamic, high-growth companies."

With the BreakingPoint Data Center Resiliency Lab, customers can see precisely when increasing load begins to impact the performance of applications and services and use that data to configure the allocation of resources appropriately. The lab, a single-screen graphical user interface within all BreakingPoint products, allows users to:

  • Streamline setup and test configuration with preloaded virtual machines.
  • Point-and-click a setup for comprehensive testing at unprecedented scale, without having to coordinate a large number of end users or racks of test servers.
  • Model the behavior of millions of active users making Web requests, sending emails, adding and deleting files, and executing database queries.
  • Capture metrics and actionable information required to eliminate finger-pointing and safely deploy virtualized infrastructures.
  • Validate server and application delivery-infrastructure configuration and transaction integrity under massive application load and with malformed traffic.
  • Monitor real-time quality-of-experience measures such as transaction latency and connection failures under an unlimited variety of use case scenarios.
  • Automatically produce detailed reports with actionable information for remediating and tuning key infrastructure components, as well as executive-level reports and an exclusive Data Center Resiliency Score™.
  • Reduce IT infrastructure spending and over-provisioning by taking the guesswork out of rightsizing applications.

Product functionality to be announced and demonstrated at Interop 2011 includes:

  • Low-latency network validation with the ability to measure network latency down to 10-nanosecond resolution.
  • Massive-scale application load testing to measure the performance, stability and capacity of applications.
  • Multicast Test Lab, a dedicated interface to help increase the performance and stability of multimedia services critical to financial exchanges, IPTV, LTE/4G, military communications and more.
  • LTE/4G Test Lab, a fully integrated single-screen configuration that allows service providers and network device manufacturers to rapidly simulate real-world Internet traffic through an LTE infrastructure.

About BreakingPoint
As the standard for IT resiliency, BreakingPoint gives you advance insight into the performance, security and stability of applications, devices, networks and data centers under high-stress conditions. BreakingPoint's patented products are comprehensive, easy to use and highly scalable, simulating the behavior of millions of online and mobile application users as they work, shop, post, stream, talk, download, spread malware and steal data. By stressing each element of IT infrastructures under these real-world conditions, BreakingPoint quickly and accurately exposes previously impossible-to-detect stress fractures before they are exploited. Find it before they do, at www.breakingpoint.com.

Contact Information

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    Evan Guthrie
    BreakingPoint Systems
    512-821-6000
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