|[March 04, 2014]
aiScaler Selects Spirent Blitz.io to Perform Comparison Testing for Application Delivery Controllers
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Communications, a leader in testing wireless networks, services and
devices, announced today its Spirent
Blitz.io cloud-based testing solution was selected by aiScaler
for a comparative analysis of its solution with those from two other
vendors in the Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) marketplace: Citrix
NetScaler and F5
BIG-IP. aiScaler utilized Blitz.io to perform realistic stress
testing of the company's cloud-based Application Delivery Controllers
(ADC (News - Alert)) on the AWS marketplace.
ADCs are reverse proxies that accelerate and scale internet traffic
while acting as advanced load balancers offer features including
caching, DoS protection, SSL offload, health monitoring and mobile
content delivery. The ADC market has shifted to the cloud, with these
virtual appliances running on services such as Amazon EC and Windows
Azure, moving way from traditional hardware-based appliances. aiScaler
delivers a virtual all-in-one ADC.
"When selecting a load-testing tool, a cloud based tool was really our
only option," said Milo Muller, director of cloud operations at
aiScaler. "Our product is hosted in the cloud, and needed something
capable of attacking the ADC's from multiple servers around the world,
ensuring a real-world simulation, something that is simply impossible
with a local machine. aiScaler tried several cloud-based solutions, but
in the end it decided to use Blitz.io for their comparison review with
F5 Big IP and Citrix NetScaler. Blitz.io has a web-based GUI that is
easy to use, uses proprietary technology to create repeatable test, and
creates easy to understand graphs for each test-result. The technology
makes the tests more objective and the reporting makes the results
perfect for use in a comparison. Both of these points are very important
when creating a credible comparison review. We recommend Blitz.io to our
clients who are looking for a simple, yet powerful way of ensuring their
environment is protected against traffic spikes."
Developed with expertise gained through Spirent's (News - Alert) 20+ years of
experience in the test and measurement market, the tests run on Blitz.io
simulate real-world conditions by generating test traffic from multiple
servers around the world. Under a load of an increasing number of users,
Blitz.io measured response times and server stability data for each
solution until failure. These tests were configured in such a way as to
mirror a denial of service (DoS) attack. Blitz.io recorded the number of
hits each ADC could accept (or fail) under stress.
"Blitz.io placed these ADC's under really challenging conditions,
helping the manufacturers to clearly see error and time-out rates and to
understand overall performance," said Brian Buege, General Manager at
Spirent. "It is also exceedingly easy to use and produce powerful graphs
which are vital for side-by-side comparisons. We've taken the best
learnings from our years of experience in test and measurement, put
those into the Blitz.io platform and created the benchmark for
cloud-based load testing. We've brought rock-solid, objective
performance testing to the cloud so that companies such as aiScaler can
compare their products to the competition without any bias."
Blitz brings simplicity and agility to performance testing by enabling
developers to instantly burst up to 200,000 concurrent users against an
app in seconds. Users can also customize their tests by choosing
multiple regions around the world for traffic sources and ensure
applications deliver the highest levels of user satisfaction.
To read the entire ADC comparison report, visit http://aiscaler.com/application-delivery-controllers-on-the-cloud.
To learn more about Spirent's Blitz.io, visit http://blitz.io.
About Spirent Communications (News - Alert) plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test &
measurement offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data
centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and
services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and
global navigation satellite systems. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx.
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