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SimpleSoft

August 07, 2013 11:30 ET

SimpleSoft Announces New Version of SimpleAgentPro/Enterprise Simulators for Data Centers

Enhances Multi-Protocol Support for Data Center Simulations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) - SimpleSoft, the leading provider of network and cloud management simulation and test tools, today announced version 17.0 of SimpleAgentPro and SimpleAgentEnterprise simulators, which allow users to develop, test, train and demonstrate management applications for today's complex data centers.

Among other improvements, the new release enhances management protocol support for IPMI, VMware's vSphere API and SOAP, and provides a 64bit Linux version of SAPro. The user interface has also been improved, and more Sathrd/Tcl scripting commands have been added to help in test automation.

While SNMP continues to be the leading Internet standard for network management, applications utilize a variety of management protocols to monitor and control today's large data centers. Telnet/CLI, SSH, HTTP, HTTPs, TFTP, FTP, IPMI, Netflow, SOAP, XML and VMware's vSphere APIs are often used in addition to SNMP to effectively manage multi-vendor, heterogeneous environments. Recognizing this need, SimpleSoft has continued to enhance its popular device simulators, SimpleAgentPro/Enterprise, to support all these protocols.

"As applications use SNMP/CLI for networks, syslog/traps for events, IPMI for server health, and SOAP/VMware vSphere APIs for managing virtualized cloud infrastructure, we have continued to enhance our simulator offerings," said Sudhir Pendse, SimpleSoft CEO. "Our customers can now simulate large data centers with thousands of VMs to carry out scalability, performance, and pre-deployment testing of their cloud management solutions."

SimpleAgentPro/Enterprise can dramatically reduce test infrastructure setup costs by simulating thousands of expensive managed devices on a single machine. Version 17.0 can quickly create new data centers made up of UPSs, networking gear, storage, and virtualized servers, or can learn from existing data centers. Simulated environments can then be used during application development; while doing functional, scalability, error and pre-deployment testing; when duplicating customer issues; and for training and sales demonstrations.

AVAILABILITY

SimpleAgentPro/Enterprise (ver 17.0) is available now on Windows, Linux and Solaris. Cloud Management API simulation support is available in a separately priced cloud module for SimpleAgentPro/Enterprise on Linux. A new, standalone SimpleCloudSimulator that only simulates Cloud Management APIs is also available on Linux.

Detailed 17.0 release notes are available at: http://www.simplesoft.com/sapnews.html#sapver170

Information on the new SimpleCloudSimulator is available at: http://www.simplesoft.com/SimpleCloudSimulator.html

A free trial for SimpleSoft's software solutions can be requested at: http://www.simplesoft.com/download.html

ABOUT SIMPLESOFT

Founded in 1993, SimpleSoft has grown to be the world's leading provider of network/cloud management simulation and test software tools. With more than 900 customers in 35 countries, SimpleSoft serves QA, R&D, tech support, engineering, and sales departments in the world's leading data/networking companies like Cisco, CA, HP, Siemens and NTT. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information, contact SimpleSoft at 650-965-4515 or visit www.SimpleSoft.com.

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