PHILADELPHIA, February 10 /PRNewswire/ --

- Strong Growth Attributed to Market Demand for Shunra's Award-Winning Network Emulation and Application Performance Testing Solutions and New Product Releases

Shunra Software (, the market leading provider of network emulation and application development testing solutions, today announced that it closed 2008 with its ninth record quarter of year over year growth. Shunra's success was fueled by unmatched market demand for its network emulation and application testing and analysis suite of products, a 103% revenue increase in Managed Services engagements, six major product releases, a number of industry awards, and praise from prestigious industry analysts and journalists.

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Shunra's continued growth is a reflection of our focus on providing the solutions that our customers can incorporate immediately into their testing practices and benefit from instantly, said Thomas Charlton, Shunra CEO. Focusing on core product strengths as well as working directly with customers and technology partners allowed us to provide the products and services that enable network-aware testing at every phase of the application development and delivery process. Ultimately our clients tell us they gain a competitive edge and provide an exceptional end-user experience for their distributed workforce.

World-Class Customer Base Grew

Shunra's network emulation ( and application testing solutions were integrated into the performance and testing labs at an increasing number of multi-national corporations and mid-sized businesses. Customer wins in 2008 included ING Direct, Walt Disney, Kaiser Permanente, London Stock Exchange, Ministry of Defense - Japan, IBM, EDS, United Nations, and PEO STRI.

Customers for Shunra's turnkey Managed Services also grew this year. Shunra Virtual Enterprise experts use the latest Shunra VE solutions to help customers with virtualization initiatives, VoIP deployment, data center relocation and consolidation, network capacity planning, and application performance testing and engineering.

Shunra continues to add value to the application performance management marketplace by delivering innovative and customer-driven new products and upgrades, said Olga Yashkova, Frost Sullivan Test and Measurement Analyst. These solutions don't just help users identify actual 'soon to be realized' problems, they also offer possible resolutions. With over ten years in business, Shunra's accumulated knowledge about customers' requirements for WAN emulation and application performance testing enables the company to deliver the right solutions to meet market demand quickly, supporting its market leading position and continued growth.

Success in 2008 was centered on customer relationships, which manifested into published case studies, a joint speaking session at HP Universe, quarterly Shunra University training sessions, and the launch of a new blog focusing on the news and needs of professionals working in application performance management (

New Releases of Award-Winning Technology

Working with customers Shunra expanded its portfolio with a total of six product releases during the year:

-- Virtual Enterprise (VE) Suite 5.3 -- STA 10Gb throughput network emulation appliance -- VE Desktop Professional 5.0 -- VE Desktop Standard 4.0 -- VE Network Catcher 4.6 -- VE Desktop for HP Software

New Partnerships and Alliances

Shunra increased its market presence in 2008 through strategic partnerships and alliances with Microsoft, HP Software, VMware, and Ixia.

Shunra extended its Gold Certified Microsoft partnership by working with Microsoft developers to integrate its WAN emulation capabilities into Visual Studio. Shunra's solutions became available to the worldwide HP Software sales team through its membership in the HP Software Marketplace Referral Program. Shunra also became a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, which enabled product development specifically for VMware Infrastructure 3. Finally, Shunra became the WAN emulation partner in Ixia's TesLA Alliance.

Industry Awards Won

Shunra received a number of awards in 2008, including Infoworld's 2008 Technology of the Year Award, Software Tests and Performance's Testers Choice Finalist Award, Internet Telephony's Excellence Award, and TMC's Product of the Year Award.

About Shunra Software

Shunra Software is the market leader in network emulation ( solutions for application performance testing throughout the entire application development lifecycle. Shunra's award-winning solutions enable development, quality assurance, pre-deployment and operations teams to create an exact replica of their production environment or design what-if network scenarios; allowing them to predict exactly how applications or infrastructure changes will perform in any networked environment -- before rollout. Shunra's solutions and services are typically deployed in projects including data center consolidation; application performance readiness testing; VoIP testing (; website testing ( and WAN optimization ( technology testing.

Shunra's solutions and services are used by thousands of customers worldwide. Clients include 3M, Boeing, Cisco, Dow Chemical, EMC, FedEx, General Motors, JPMorgan Chase, Kelly Services, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Nestle, Pitney Bowes, and Vodafone. Shunra has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, Israel, the UK and Singapore. Shunra is also supported through a global network of channel partners. For more information on Shunra, please visit

Shunra is a trademark of Shunra Software Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

Rhoan Morgan, Shunra Software, +1-267-519-5109, Photo: