ShunraPredictor Accelerates Application Performance Analysis From Days to Minutes

By Shunra, PRNE
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shunra's Application Performance Engineering Mitigates Risk, Reduces Cost of Application Deployment Over WAN, Web, Mobile and Cloud Networks

PHILADELPHIA, February 3, 2011 - Shunra, the industry-recognized leader in Application Performance
Engineering (APE) solutions for WAN, Web, Mobile, and Cloud-based networks,
today announced the availability of ShunraPredictor(TM), the fastest and most
comprehensive technology yet developed for identifying, predicting, analyzing
and reporting application performance prior to deployment. In seconds,
ShunraPredictor pinpoints and analyzes application and network performance —
identifying performance bottlenecks, enabling rapid pre-deployment
remediation, and helping significantly reduce remediation costs and time to

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According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
80 percent of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) costs are associated
with remediating failed or underperforming applications after deployment,
when the ineffective application has already had a negative impact on the end
user or customer experience.

"ShunraPredictor is about saving our customers time and money," said
Shunra COO Bill Varga. "By providing a quick turnaround on performance
analysis, ShunraPredictor accelerates decisions about remediation,
optimization and time-to-deployment. Applications are launched with
expediency, efficiency, and confidence in performance. ShunraPredictor aligns
application performance through customer SLOs and SLAs, helping drive
improved ROI through coordinated goals and expectations."

ShunraPredictor's actionable and customizable reports can be
automatically created for unique constituents within an organization,
delivering high-level performance and SLO/SLA analysis of potential
performance bottlenecks for executive review while at the same time enabling
the QA and development teams to accelerate and automate their analysis

"Why wouldn't you test the performance of your applications before you
deploy?" said Jim Metzler, Industry Analyst, Ashton, Metzler and Associates.
"It's much easier to remediate performance issues in a pre-production
environment than it is to clean up and resurrect once you've disappointed
your customers with poor performance. ShunraPredictor provides the analysis
that allows enterprises to expeditiously take action, remediate and deploy

ShunraPredictor is a significant enhancement of the Shunra for HP
Software(TM) solution for HP LoadRunner and HP Performance Center. Shunra for
HP Software is the only HP-certified application performance solution for
customers to test, analyze and remediate the performance of distributed
applications using real-world network impairments. Shunra for HP Software
identifies latency, bandwidth, packet loss and congestion issues in networks
- without the need to deploy remote load generators - and enables enterprises
to deploy applications with confidence in performance.

"ShunraPredictor completes the picture for load testers in the HP
Software community," said David Berg, Senior Product Manager for Shunra.
"Customers testing applications leverage HP technology to simulate users and
Shunra's technology to replicate the network, and then report on their
results. Creating those reports was previously a manual task requiring days
or weeks, and still left customers without location-specific performance
insight. With ShunraPredictor, this is an automated process that is completed
in seconds. The outcome is an immediate, high-level overview of how
applications are currently performing all over the world and how future
access state performance will change. Shunra's accuracy provides customers
with a high level of confidence in their application deployments."

About Shunra

Shunra is the industry-recognized leader 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 prior to deployment. Shunra delivers dramatic cost savings through
customized performance insight, enabling pre-deployment 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, WalMart, 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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