Spirent Communications has released Spirent CloudSure, which according to the company is the world’s first commercially-available test solution for assuring NFV performance as specified in ETSI GS NFV-TST 001.
CloudSure is designed to benchmark and validate performance and allow service providers to confidently rollout NFV deployments and reap the benefits of service flexibility and agility, without sacrificing performance.
Additionally, NFV is a complex and difficult set of technologies to navigate, with the deployment of network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) and the functionality of virtual network functions (VNFs) providing many challenges. Spirent’s latest offering, delivers value in the form of test packages, consisting of a set of templates that can be easily configured and customized to match service providers’ unique NFV deployments.
The configuration is possible via both a graphical user interface (GUI) and an application programming interface (API) for automation users, with Spirent TestCenter Virtual ports and Spirent CloudStress agents generating realistic, multi-dimensional workloads to assess cloud performance.
Making use of Spirent TestCenter IQ, CloudSure provides enhanced troubleshooting and reporting to allow users to quickly manipulate results, sort and filter data, and easily drill-down to identify problems.
“By helping to understand NFV and cloud infrastructure performance and gain actionable insights into poor performance, CloudSure enables service providers to deliver expected QoE (quality of experience) to end users and assure successful NFV deployments,” said Abhitesh Kastuar, General Manager of Spirent’s Cloud and IP business.
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