Shunra Adds Ten New Certified Consulting Partners

By Shunra, PRNE
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Amichai Lesser Named VP of Channel Development, Leading Partner Program

PHILADELPHIA, March 9, 2011 - Shunra, the industry-recognized leader in Application Performance
Engineering (APE) solutions for WAN, Web, Mobile, and Cloud-based networks,
today announced ten new worldwide members of the Shunra's Certified
Consulting Partner Program. The new partnerships will help enable the
performance engineering user community more easily test distributed
application performance under real-world conditions prior to deployment,
leveraging Shunra's Performance Suite(TM) - including Shunra for HP
LoadRunner and Shunra for HP Performance Center - to achieve complete
confidence in their applications.

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The new partners are:

    - Verify Solutions Ltd., a UK-based provider of network infrastructure
      and software performance engineering high-value-added services around
      performance testing, planning, software architecture and
    - Itecor, a Swiss-based IT consultancy firm with offices in Prague, Paris
      and Mexico, providing professional support to large organizations in
      the management of complex IT systems;
    - ValidIT, a French performance engineering consulting firm providing
      validation of functionalities, performances and service levels of
      application and automated business processes;
    - Dresden, Germany-based Proficom, a quality management and software
      testing specialist;
    - Univiews, a Potomac, Maryland-based IT management consulting firm
      providing end-to-end management solutions including training,
      consulting and product delivery services;
    - London-based Lighthouse Testing Consultancy, which provides software
      performance testing and quality assurance services;
    - Mentora, a performance- and load-testing company based in Kennesaw,
    - Newcoe LLC, a Virginia-based performance engineering company whose
      Cloud Architect solution helps clients migrate to the Cloud;
    - Orasi Software, an Atlanta-based software reseller and professional
      services company focused on enterprise software quality testing and
      management, and an HP Software Platinum Partner;
    - QAssure, a provider of software product outsourcing services, including
      performance testing around HP's LoadRunner and Performance Center
      products, headquartered in Singapore with development centers in
      Chennai, India.

"As a company focused on application performance delivery, Verify is
finding tremendous value in our partnership with Shunra," said Ian Cleveland,
Managing Director of Verify Solutions Ltd. "By implementing the best
practices that Shunra has developed, we're able to help our clients generate
rapid and sustainable return on investment. Shunra enables us to extend value
to our clients by eliminating much of the cost associated with both
troubleshooting and remediating performance problems in production and in
delivering a truly three-dimensional view of an application's performance
before release. We have already provided immediate benefit to several clients
via this partnership and are looking forward to expanding the delivery of
these solutions."

Concurrently, Shunra announced the appointment of nine-year company
veteran Amichai Lesser as Vice-President of Channel Development. Previously
Shunra's Director of Professional Services, Mr. Lesser is now leading the
effort to expand the Certified Consulting Partner Program.

"My role is to enable our partners to deliver the same level of
professional services that Shunra has provided to its customers for years,"
said Mr. Lesser. "Having seen the high level of value that Shunra delivers to
our clients by providing services around our technology, our new Certified
Consulting Partners are eager to deliver those same high-value services to
their own customers using Application Performance Engineering best-practices
methodology that we have developed. I'm very excited at the opportunity to
take that knowledge base and share it with our partner community."

"The immediate acceptance of our Certified Consulting Partners Program is
both an endorsement of the concept and confirmation that we have the right
man leading it," said Shunra COO Bill Varga. "Amichai Lesser helped developed
the APE best practices that Shunra is now sharing with its partner community,
and he is ideally positioned to grow the program and extend the value of our
solutions across the Shunra ecosystem and beyond."

About Application Performance Engineering (APE)

APE is the discipline applied at every phase of the application lifecycle
that ensures an application will be designed, implemented and operationally
supported to meet its non-functional performance requirements. APE includes
the roles, skills, activities, practices and solutions required to
confidently deploy and manage application performance.

APE Best Practices

    - Discover: identify and record real-world infrastructure and network
      conditions, business processes, application topology and deployment
    - Test Set-Up: incorporate network behavior, network emulation and
      business process automation scripts into the test environment
    - Testing: integrate with automation tools and enable single-user and
      multi-site/multi-user load testing
    - Analysis: conduct thorough results analysis to identify potential
      bottlenecks and validate performance and SLO compliance
    - Remediation and Optimization: implement recommended best practices to
      improve performance and calculate performance ROI

About Shunra

Shunra is the industry-recognized authority in Application Performance
Engineering (APE) and a pioneer in WAN Emulation. Shunra's customers include
75 of the Fortune 100 with some of the most complex and sophisticated
networks in the world. Shunra's APE solutions discover, predict, emulate and
analyze the performance of applications over WAN, Web, Mobile and Cloud
networks. Shunra delivers dramatic cost savings through customized
performance insight, enabling pre-deployment and post-production remediation
and optimization. Customers include Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy,
Boeing, Cisco Systems, Citibank, eBay, FedEx, GE, IBM, ING Direct, Intel,
Marriott, MasterCard, McDonalds, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Oracle, Pepsi,
Pfizer, Siemens, Target, Thomson Reuters, TJX, Verizon, Walt Disney and the
U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Shunra is headquartered in Philadelphia and
privately held. For more information, call +1-877-474-8672 or visit

Nancy Leonard, +1-215-713-4836, nancy.leonard at

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