Network Testing

Nobody can afford to run network infrastructure or distribute network-related products without proper testing. This creates a market for network testing appliances. Testing is most commonly done by creating an artificial environment in which network traffic generators are deployed in the infrastructure. Since network appliances will face various types of traffic, the testing appliance has to be able to simulate as many scenarios as possible, which is achievable only through programmability.

An ideal traffic generator has to fulfill the following criteria: It must be able generate traffic at up to 100 Gbps, because that is the bandwidth of today. It must be capable of generating all kinds of traffic: the shortest packets only, the longest packets only or mixed packet length. It must be fully programmable so that the network administrator or the network appliance vendor can run daily tests. Of no less importance, it must be able to record time the characteristics of the network and traffic, such as jitter, delay, and detection of bursts.

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What Netcope brings to the table are smart FPGA network cards that leverage the capability of 100 Gbps traffic generation and full programmability. In combination with commodity servers, they can be effectively used to test properties of networks such as latency/delays, jitter and error rate. They can collect statistics (RMON) for NetFlow IPfix. The option to split the solution between flexible software and low-latency deterministic hardware with clock-accurate packet processing opens up a way to build a powerful solution. 

Netcope Products Offer:

  • Full 100Gbps simultaneous throughput RX (analyzer) & TX (generator) to software

  • Programmability: we allow to build HW-based testers

  • Support of multiple technologies on a single card (100/40GE + 10GE)

  • Support of high-precision (nanosecond) hardware timestamping

Netcope Success Stories

Flowmon Networks

Flowmon Networks Network Traffic Monitoring

Flowmon Networks aims to develop a new generation of NetFlow/IPFIX probes that can monitor and process traffic of 100GE high-speed networks. Because of that, Flowmon Networks needs to find a network card that would be able of handling 100 GE monitoring requirements.

U.S. trading firm deploys Tradecope

U.S. trading firm deploys Tradecope Electronic Stock Trading

For successful trading on electronic exchanges today, it is not enough to come up with the smartest strategy anymore. Learn more about how U.S trading firm deployed FPGA-based Tradecope solution to increase hit rate of the trading strategy.