NetStorm WAN emulator / Impairments generator

Emulate performance and QoS dynamics in IP networks

NetStorm is a simple, fast, hardware based Ethernet/IP network WAN emulator that provides the ability to generate common network effects such as packet loss, duplication, delay, congestion, packet errors and bandwidth limitations. It is designed to offer sufficient capabilities and performance to reproduce a wide range of network behaviours up to 1 Gbps rates with accuracy always better that 1 ms. By operating at the Ethernet layer NetStorm can emulate the critical end-to-end performance characteristics imposed by various wide area network situations and by underlying subnetwork technologies.

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Net.Storm WAN Emulator/Impairments Generator

Net.Storm is the ideal WAN emulator that simulates network conditions to test how well new devices and systems work. It separates traffic into individual flows and applies impairments and bandwidth limitations to replicate real-world traffic conditions. Users can define filters based on MAC addresses, TCP ports, and other parameters to separate traffic. They can also set bandwidth and select quality for each flow, which can be conducted to the impairment engines. Net.Storm is a flexible WAN emulator that can be used in a variety of settings and provides accurate emulation with microsecond accuracy. It can be used for various applications, including data center backup and recovery simulations, teleprotection simulations, GOOSE acceptance testing, and online game development.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Exact replication of any traffic condition (delay, jitter, loss, error, duplication, reordering order, bandwidth variations)
  • Multiple traffic patterns (uniform, exponential, burst, random, two-state random)
  • Strict bandwidth control in fr/s or bit/s
  • Filters based on MAC, IP, TCP, UDP, Payload…
  • Accuracy better than < 1μs at FDX Gbit/s
  • Detailed event log window with per flow viewing of the events.
  • High performance appropriate for TV head-end, Video servers or Massive VoIP calls.