PHILADELPHIA, July 15 /PRNewswire/ --

- Shunra VE Desktop Improves End-User Experience by Assessing Network Impact during Each Stage of the Application Development Lifecycle

Shunra today announced the HP certification of Shunra VE Desktop for HP Software, a Windows-based solution that tests the impact of applications on networks in all developmental stages by emulating a wide area network (WAN) and detailing network conditions seamlessly during load testing. The interoperability with HP LoadRunner enables a powerful, integrated solution offering customers highly-accurate, network performance testing.

"Shunra VE Desktop for HP Software has transformed the traditional 'develop on a LAN -- deploy on a WAN' methodology by providing actual depictions of real-world network impact in all phases of the application development lifecycle, prior to deployment," said Thomas Charlton, CEO, Shunra. "End-user experience is a critical business driver for our customers, and Shunra significantly increases deployment success rates by analyzing WAN characteristics and impact on geographically remote end-users. Companies are now gravitating toward the requirement of network-aware applications at all developmental stages in order to avoid costly performance bottlenecks, time troubleshooting and rollout failures."

"Application performance testing labs are looking to lower costs, while delivering load test results in a simple, repeatable manner," said Subbu Iyer, Senior Director of Products, Performance Center and LoadRunner, Software, HP. "The combination of HP LoadRunner with Shunra VE Desktop for HP Software allows customers to achieve this and test network-aware applications with a WAN emulation capability."

Shunra also strengthened its collaboration with HP by joining the HP Marketplace Referral Program, which will enhance Shunra's collaboration in the field and accelerate the adoption of joint solutions.

"Network performance testing software interoperability is valuable within the application development lifecycle," said Joe Skorupa, Research VP, Enterprise Communications Applications and Infrastructure, Gartner. "WAN emulation coupled with load testing can provide application developers and network engineers the ability to develop more network-aware applications."

Currently, Shunra Software is the only company to provide both hardware and software WAN emulation solutions with market-leading best practices for application development and network performance testing. With heightened demand for network performance due to increased network traffic, Shunra's HP certification marks an important milestone in its commitment to responding to the productivity requirements of global IT professionals.

About Shunra VE Desktop Professional

Shunra VE Desktop Professional is ideal for development, testing and networking teams, and anyone who needs to quickly check whether their code or application is 'network-aware' and can be deployed successfully. This complete "picture" of user response times, load, and WAN impact provides the information necessary to know if application rollouts, datacenter relocation projects, virtualization initiatives, server consolidation projects will be successful.

About Shunra

Shunra Software is the market leader in WAN 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

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