Storm 1

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-04-09 Print this article Print

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Shunras WAN emulation tool uses a hardware box and software to create a test network that IT managers can use to predict the performance of IP-based applications. Although some organizations will find the product useful for planning network bandwidth needs for application rollouts, alternative products may serve better.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Storm requires a significant initial investment, although once installed, the product is simple to use and should be up and running quickly.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Performance prediction tools such as Storm are important aids in estimating network bandwidth needs. Over the long term, organizations that rely on Storms predictions can be confident that they are buying the correct amount of network capacity to support WAN applications.

Simple to set up and configure; test results are a fairly accurate reflection of application performance.

High initial expense combined with Ethernet-only interface limits high-end tests.

Shunra Software Ltd., Paramus, NJ; (201) 634-8787;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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