The Internet Is An Imperfect and Hostile Place
The world is an imperfect place. The internet is no exception. The internet has its good days and it has its bad days. Or to be more precise, the internet has its good seconds and its bad seconds.
Blemishes in internet performance arise from many sources. Continue reading Why You Should Care About Impairment Testing of Internet Protocols
Real network conditions are rarely static. Real life networks suffer transient conditions – congestion builds up and dissipates, tree branches wave in the wind across radio links, long distance routing paths change, VoIP call trunks are filled with more calls during working hours than during the evening. Even something as small as a person standing near a wi-fi access point can change the carrying capacity of a network.
KMAX (and our Maxwell Pro) can emulate these kinds of changes.
Continue reading Waveforms in KMAX
You’re better off going straight to StackOverflow.com .
That’s the current situation with many technologies, platforms, SDK libraries and command-line interfaces: the documentation is so badly written, or so poorly organized, or so skimpy, that you can safely skip it and just use Stack Overflow as your answer-it-all search engine.
Continue reading Stack Overflow is Not a Crutch
The ESP8266 is very popular among the maker set as a platform for experimentation in the realm of Internet of Things (IoT).
We have been playing around with the ESP8622 micro-controller running NodeMCU. We’ve been loading simple LUA programs onto the ESP8266 to get familiar with its capabilities.
Now that we’re reasonably familiar with its capabilities, it’s time we put ESP8266/NodeMCU to test.
Continue reading ESP8266/NodeMCU TCP Test Reveals Issues
Cloud computing has taken hold of the business world, nearly reaching its saturation point according to multiple industry reports. The business cloud and its cloud testing capabilities are growing at an extremely fast pace due to scalability, adaptability, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency across nearly every industry.
Continue reading New Cloud Testing Paradigm Comes With Challenges that Network Emulators Can Solve
When evaluating your application for deployment, it is critical to know exactly how it will respond to a variety of network conditions. In some cases, this means going out into the field in search of live, real-world testing scenarios that can be used to test app functionality and user-friendliness. Continue reading Network Emulation in the Lab vs. Real-World Network Testing
Many CEOs and business owners think data center relocation involves the simple process of unplugging of a few servers, some careful packaging, and a secure shipment to the next location. IT professionals know that it’s actually a lot more complicated than that.
Continue reading 5 Best Practices To Avoid Data Center Relocation Disaster
IDC reports that up to 50% of cloud customers have brought workloads back in house, due to network latency and performance issues, in the cloud. This is an expensive, cumbersome, and counterproductive measure that halts the progress of a company’s technology and growth.
Continue reading Is Network Latency Affecting Your Business’ Cloud Performance?
There’s no question about it—any business that wants to stay relevant these days needs to have a mobile app to keep communication flowing between their clients and their organization. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 52% of the population check their smartphones multiple times per hour and another 20% checks at least once per hour—making the average mobile device a marketing hotspot for businesses.
Continue reading Test Your Mobile App’s Performance Under Different Network Conditions Without Ever Leaving Your Office
Enterprise apps are like sports cars: they promise sleek efficiency, but require the right environment to perform optimally. An app may perform well on an enterprise LAN, but will it perform the same when it is deployed in the cloud?
Continue reading Testing Cloud Apps and Verifying SLAs: Two Sides of the Same Coin