Press release

Spirent Launches Industry’s First Standards-based NFV Cloud Test Platform

Sponsored by Businesswire

Communications plc (LSE:SPT)
, the world-leading carrier network and
SDN/NFV testing solution provider, today announced the release of
Spirent CloudSure, the world’s first commercially-available test
solution for assuring NFV performance as specified in ETSI GS NFV-TST
001. Spirent CloudSure is designed to benchmark and validate performance
and allow service providers to confidently rollout NFV deployments and
reap the benefits of service flexibility and agility, without
sacrificing performance.

NFV is a complex and difficult set of technologies to navigate, with
deployment of network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) and
the functionality of virtual network functions (VNFs) providing many
challenges. Spirent CloudSure delivers value in the form of test
packages, consisting of a set of templates that can be easily configured
and customized to match service providers’ unique NFV deployments.
Configuration is possible via both a graphical user interface (GUI) and
an application programming interface (API) for automation users, with
Spirent TestCenter Virtual ports and Spirent CloudStress agents
generating realistic, multi-dimensional workloads to assess cloud

“Spirent CloudSure takes a new approach to measuring performance of
virtualized infrastructure, with a test framework which addresses
operators’ key NFV concerns,” said Abhitesh Kastuar, General Manager of
Spirent’s Cloud and IP business. “Focused on benchmarking and validating
NFV ecosystems in line with ETSI GS NFV-TST 001, Spirent CloudSure is a
uniquely flexible and adaptable framework which can also address other
cloud testing challenges, such as comparing cloud performance, cloud
workload migration, and capacity planning.”

Cloud testing typically generates hundreds of metrics, making it
challenging for users to find the most relevant statistics to pinpoint
problem areas and gain visibility into performance bottlenecks. Making
use of Spirent TestCenter IQ, CloudSure provides enhanced
troubleshooting and reporting to allow users to quickly manipulate
results, sort and filter data, and easily drill-down to identify

“By helping to understand NFV and cloud infrastructure performance and
gain actionable insights into poor performance, CloudSure enables
service providers to deliver expected QoE (quality of experience) to end
users and assure successful NFV deployments,” said Kastuar.

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About Spirent

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT) offers test, measurement,
analytics, and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and
networks. The company provides products, services and information for
high-speed Ethernet, positioning and mobile network infrastructure
markets, with expanding focus on service assurance, cybersecurity and
5G. Spirent is accelerating the transition of connected devices, network
equipment and applications from development labs to the operational
network, as it continues to innovate toward fully-automated testing and
autonomous service assurance solutions.

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