HP recently used the Spirent TestCenter and the Spirent Avalanche to validate that HP’s branch and campus routers “deliver superior performance for cloud, rich media and enterprise applications.”

The company says it tapped Spirent solutions to test its routers’ capability to offer enterprise users the same Quality of Experience (QoE), regardless of location.

“Today’s networks are ill-equipped to handle the traffic growth from mobility, bring-your-own-device initiatives and bandwidth-intensive rich-media applications, like Web conferencing,” comments Sam Rastogi, global product marketing manager/Networking at HP. “HP’s tested and validated routers provide performance that is more than four times that of the competition, while also delivering scalability that meets network demands anywhere, anytime.”

Spirent TestCenter along with Spirent Avalanche reportedly confirmed that the HP 6608 router “delivered key performance metrics such as 108 million packets per second (Mpps) forwarding performance, 60 Gbps firewall, 340,000 TCP connections/sec, 20,000 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnels and fast convergence,” HP adds. “This translates to tens of thousands of users across multiple branch offices simultaneously accessing applications, cloud and rich-media sessions.”

Spirent also tested routing and service performance of the HP MSR50 Series router.

“Testing showed that the HP MSR50 Series delivered 1280 thousand packets per second (Kpps) forwarding performance and 2 Gbps of routing, firewall, network address translation (NAT) and quality of service (QoS) traffic,” HP notes.

Explains Spirent Senior Product Marketing Manager Rajesh Rajamani, “Spirent TestCenter is the ideal solution to demonstrate HP’s campus core and branch router metrics because we test performance at scale with real traffic. For HP’s large multi-location clients, the challenge is to provide connectivity across multiple branch offices, with functionality such as dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 routing, QoS, security and tunneling. We thoroughly test the router’s performance as it scales to support various types of traffic to ensure the network elements will be able to match real-world demand.”

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