Tolly Report Archive: 50 Most Recent Reports

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Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221138
Competitive Test of Huawei Lossless Ethernet Solution for Hyper-converged Data Center Networks Centralized Storage: Huawei Ethernet-based NoF+ vs. Fibre Channel HPC: Huawei Lossless Ethernet vs. InfiniBand
Release date: 25 September 2021

Traditional data centers may be built on multiple fabrics – Ethernet for server interconnection, Fibre channel for storage networks, and InfiniBand for high performance compute clusters.

With new development of Ethernet, such as lossless Ethernet technologies, high performance Ethernet NICs supporting RDMA and MPI, NVMe over RoCE all-flash storage systems, Ethernet-based data center network solutions started to replace Fibre Channel and InfiniBand solutions to provide equivalent or better performance. Furthermore, Ethernet solutions are typically more cost effective. They are supported by more vendors. And 400Gig Ethernet switches are widely available on market now while current Fibre Channel switches typically only support up to 64Gig FC ports. For all these reasons, modern data centers are moving from the multi-protocol mode towards converged all-Ethernet.

Based on the considerations above, Huawei launched the CloudFabric 3.0 hyper-converged DCN solution. It consists of two components: Huawei iMaster NCE, an intelligent network management and control system, and Huawei CloudEngine Ethernet data center switches.

Huawei commissioned Tolly to evaluate Huawei’s lossless Ethernet data center network solution, and compare it with Fibre Channel in storage area network test cases and with InfiniBand in high performance computing scenarios.




Dell Technologies Document number: 221129
Dell EMC CloudIQ for PowerEdge Server Infrastructure Insights
Release date: 22 September 2021

Managing datacenters can be very challenging. The rise of the internet of things (IoT) has driven growth in distributed edge computing and many system admins support systems from remote locations or home on a regular basis. Real intelligence is needed to manage systems effectively.

With these needs in mind, Dell Technologies several years ago introduced Dell EMC CloudIQ, a cloud-native application that combines machine intelligence and human intelligence, provides IT administrators with a single-pane-of-glass view of their storage systems globally. Dell EMC CloudIQ has now been extended to include Dell EMC PowerEdge Server systems.

Dell Technologies commissioned Tolly to validate the “Time to Value” and “Time to Insight” of CloudIQ in conjunction with managing Dell PowerEdge servers. Tolly found a rapid time to value of under 30 minutes and time to insight that is 3X faster for an average Dell EMC customer.




Keysight Technologies Document number: 221146
Tolly on Technology Video Podcast: Benchmarking Cloud Environments - Conversation with Keysight
Release date: 20 September 2021

Tolly Group Founder Kevin Tolly hosts a Video Podcast discussing Benchmarking Cloud Environments with Keysight Technologies.

The Tolly on Technology Video Podcast series is a thought leadership podcast that interview experts on trends and best practices for IT leaders.

Kevin is joined by Keysight Technologies, Amritam Putatunda, Technical Product Manager to discuss the challenges of benchmarking cloud environments. Find out Keysight Technologies perspective on Benchmarking Cloud Environments and what unique challenges it offers users.

Tolly on Technology Landing Page.
(Note: There is no download for this webcast item.)




Citrix Systems, Inc. Document number: 221100KO
Citrix ADC VPX F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition과 성능 비교
Release date: 08 September 2021

ADC(Application Delivery Controller)는 인터넷의 보이지 않는 일꾼입니다. 둘 이상의 서버로 구성된 모든 백엔드 애플리케이션은 프런트 엔드에 특정 유형의 ADC를 가지고 있어 사용자에게 전달을 최적화합니다. 
Citrix ADC VPX(구명칭 NetScaler)는 지연 시간이 짧은 고성능 트래픽 관리 기능을 제공하여 최종 사용자 환경을 개선하도록 설계되었습니다.

Citrix Systems 는 Tolly 에게 Citrix ADC VPX 가상 어플라이언스의 성능을
벤치마킹하고 F5 BIG-IP VE(Virtual Edition)와 비교하도록 의뢰했습니다.
테스트는 Amazon Web Services(AWS) 환경에서 실행되었으며 다양한 암호화 프로토콜을 사용하는 ADC 및 웹 애플리케이션 방화벽(WAF) 기능에 대한 테스트가 포함되었습니다. 테스트는 응답성, 트랜잭션 처리량 및 궁극적으로 최종 사용자 경험의 지표로 지연 시간을 측정하는 데 중점을 두었습니다. 테스트는 흐름의 최악의 1%의 지연 시간을 측정하는 P99 지연 시간을 측정했습니다.

Citrix ADC VPX 는 모든 테스트 시나리오에서 F5 BIG-IP VE 보다 성능이 
우수했으며, 비슷한 처리량 수준으로 벤치마킹할 때 낮은(더 좋은 성능)) 지연 시간과 낮은 CPU 사용률을 보였습니다. 그림 1 을 참조하십시오.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221133
Huawei AirEngine Series Wi-Fi 6 Access Points Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 02 September 2021

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest Wi-Fi standard and is widely used by new mobile devices. Compared with earlier standards, Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs) provide higher bandwidth, a larger number of concurrent users, and lower latency.

Tolly verified some of the features of Huawei's latest mid-range Wi-Fi 6 indoor APs with smart antennas: AirEngine 6761-21T, AirEngine 5761-21, AirEngine 5761-11, AirEngine 5761-12W, AirEngine 5761-11W, and AirEngine 5761-11WD.

Tolly engineers also tested the performance of Huawei Wi-Fi 6 APs and compared their performance with those of Aruba, Cisco, H3C, and Ruijie Wi-Fi 6 APs in the same environment. Performance test results show that Huawei AirEngine indoor APs provide excellent performance and outperform counterpart products of other vendors in the areas tested.




NVIDIA Corporation Document number: 221125
NVIDIA Spectrum-3 vs Switch Built with Commodity Silicon 100/200/400GbE Performance Evaluation Evaluating Consistency & Predictability
Release date: 26 August 2021

Public/private cloud computing is the modern infrastructure model for delivering business-critical applications. The network fabric is the foundation of the modern data center. The network bandwidth of each tenant needs to be protected so that they are not negatively impacted by a “noisy tenant” sharing the same network infrastructure. Applications are built assuming that the network will deliver consistent and predictable performance with fair sharing of resources. Not all switches meet these basic requirements.

NVIDIA commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance, fairness, and tenant isolation capabilities of its NVIDIA Spectrum-3 12.8Tbps switch and compared that to a switch built with a 12.8Tbps Commodity Silicon.




Broadcom Inc. Document number: 221134
Lenovo ThinkSystem Emulex LPe36002 Host Bus Adapter 64G Fibre Channel Performance vs. 32G and 16G HBA Modes
Release date: 24 August 2021

Data storage and retrieval is growing at an extraordinary pace. Analysts note that data grew world-wide by 4x in recent years and that database data warehousing will double in the next five years. Business Intelligence (BI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can dramatically increase data retrieval rates.

Next-generation Fibre Channel alone and in conjunction with next-generation PCIe 4.0 technology can provide dramatic improvements in application data throughput. Lenovo’s ThinkSystem Emulex Gen 7 LPe36002 64G Fibre Channel (64G) dual-port host bus adapter (HBA) leverages both 64G and PCIe 4.0.

Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of the new adapter in terms of raw performance and compared to existing 32G Fibre Channel (32G) HBAs. The adapter demonstrated dual-port performance in excess of 11 million IOPS. Running relational database transaction benchmarks, the adapter effectively doubled performance by dramatically cutting run times. Similarly, the adapter leveraged PCIe 4.0 technology increasing application throughput to ~12,000MBPS compared to ~6,600MBPS maximum achieved on PCIe 3.0 servers.




Xena Networks Document number: 221114
Xena Networks Chimera Network Impairment Emulation Feature & Topology Support Evaluation
Release date: 23 August 2021

Unified Communication as a Service, UCaaS for short, has taken the world by storm of late. The Covid crisis necessitated remote working and remote working fueled UCaaS adoption. Assuring the quality of end-user experience (EUE) for VoIP and other UCaaS applications is an essential requirement. Understanding how VoIP and other apps behave under varying network conditions is a prerequisite for providing good EUE. Xena Networks Chimera provides sophisticated network impairment emulation to accomplish that task.

Xena Networks commissioned Tolly to evaluate the network impairment capabilities and topology support of Chimera. Chimera is available as a compact, 2-port standalone unit or as a module for greater port scaling in the Xena ValkyrieBay chassis.

Tolly tests confirmed the availability of a broad range of impairments that include drop, misordering, duplication, policing, shaping and others. Chimera also demonstrated flow corruption capabilities of IPv4 and also of the frame check sequence (FCS). Importantly, Chimera demonstrated transparent, line- rate traffic forwarding at 10, 25, 40, 50 & 100GbE link speeds.




SonicWall Document number: 221130
SonicWall NSsp 15700 Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Strategic Analysis vs. Fortinet FortiGate 3600E
Release date: 18 August 2021

The term firewall has been part of the IT lexicon for over two decades. Today’s threats are radically more sophisticated than in the past and today’s next-generation firewalls have came a long way compared to the original invention - and all NGFWs are not the same. It is important to focus on the security features and performance needs that are most important for your environment. SonicWall has designed its NSsp 15700 to excel in protection of enterprises, service providers, government agencies, and MSSPs, while maintaining an industry-leading price-performance ratio.

SonicWall commissioned Tolly to review the published specifications of its NSsp 15700 and compare it to Fortinet’s FortiGate 3600E. Analysis was mainly focused on evaluating key total cost of ownership (TCO) metrics of the comparable solutions.

The Tolly analysis shows that the SonicWall has a dramatically lower 3-year TCO for HA deployments compared to Fortinet while providing comparable or better security feature set and performance characteristics. The TCO is enhanced by SonicWall’s High Availability (HA) licensing policy allowing a single firewall license to be used for both the primary and backup (HA) appliance.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221137ZH
数据中心自动驾驶网络 华为 CloudFabric 测试报告
Release date: 17 August 2021

Tolly 本次就数据中⼼⽹络⾃动驾驶华为 CloudFabric 在四个维度进⾏了评估:

Day0 规划建设:规划建设环节,包括基于业务意图系统⾃动理解,并转化为⽹络需求,⽣成⽅案,同时完成部署验证等物理⽹络就绪的能⼒。

Day1 业务部署:业务部署环节,包括意图理解,事前仿真,配置⾃动化,事后检验等业务部署时⽹络配置效率及准确性能⼒。

Day2 运维监控:运维监控环节,包括意图监控,问题定界定位、⽅案⽣成、评估决策、⽅案实施、业务验证等智能运维能⼒。

DayN 变更优化:变更优化环节,对⽹络变更或优化的意图进⾏⽅案设计、评估决策,⽅案实施和验证等,以提⾼⽹络运⾏效率的能⼒。

本测试报告对数据中⼼⾃动驾驶⽹络华为 CloudFabric 进行测试和分析,并从 Day0 规划建设、Day1 业务部署、Day2 监控排障、DayN 变更优化四个⽅⾯进⾏阐述。




Viavi Solutions, Inc. Document number: 221131
VIAVI Solutions Observer Benefits of Executive Dashboards - Case Study
Release date: 30 July 2021

Ultimately, an organization’s IT infrastructure exists to provide business value through optimal service delivery. Network session data often holds the key to the source of IT service problems. However, massive collections of packets are of little use without sophisticated analytics to make sense of it all. Furthermore, in complex organizations there are always subsets of information and systems that benefit from custom, unified management.

VIAVI Observer provides customizable executive dashboards that provide for purpose-built monitoring and management of essential resources. Built around VIAVI’s End-User Experience (EUE) Score, these dashboards provide single pane of glass visibility for key resources combined with rapid problem isolation capabilities.

VIAVI commissioned Tolly to review the executive dashboard capabilities in a practical manner via a case study approach. The case study represents an actual large hospital environment. Without benefit of a solution like Observer, problem isolation could be very time consuming and require cross-team support. Tolly found that using Observer’s executive dashboard capability and EUE AI-based scoring, that problem isolation could be completed quickly and by a single Observer operator.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221126
Campus Network Endpoint Profiling Huawei iMaster NCE-Campus vs. Cisco ISE
Release date: 21 July 2021

Endpoint profiling is a core capability required by enterprises to build a "zero-trust" endpoint security system responsible for network access control, permission control, and asset management. With the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT), enterprises' information and communications technology (ICT) applications are becoming IP-based and masses of endpoints are attempting to access enterprise campus networks. These endpoints vary in type, upgrade frequently, and differ hugely across industries. In addition, it is hard to obtain data samples of endpoints in certain industries. All of this makes it difficult to identify and manage endpoints in different industries. Facing this challenge, enterprises of all sizes are finding ways to apply AI technologies on their campus networks to build a powerful endpoint profiling rule engine that can maximize the endpoint profiling scope and precision.

Huawei commissioned Tolly to independently test the capabilities of Huawei iMaster NCE-Campus and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) in profiling multiple types of endpoints in different industries. The test areas include:

1. Endpoint profiling accuracy: Tolly engineers tested how accurately the two systems can identify the types, vendors, and models of various endpoints (such as IP phones, IP cameras, mobile phones, network devices, and office devices).

2. Unknown endpoint profiling and automated expansion of the endpoint profiling fingerprint library: Tolly engineers tested how well the two systems profile unknown endpoints based on their respective fingerprint libraries.

3. Customized endpoint profiling report display: Tolly engineers compared the endpoint profiling reports generated by the two systems to determine which one can collect and display endpoint statistics more comprehensively.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221105ZH
数据中心自动驾驶网络 华为 CloudFabric 与 H3C AD-DC 对比测试报告
Release date: 20 July 2021

Tolly 本次就数据中⼼⽹络⾃动驾驶华为 CloudFabric 与 H3C AD-DC 在四个维度进⾏了评估:

Day0 规划建设:规划建设环节,包括基于业务意图系统⾃动理解,并转化为⽹络需求,⽣成⽅案,同时完成部署验证等物理⽹络就绪的能⼒。

Day1 业务部署:业务部署环节,包括意图理解,事前仿真,配置⾃动化,事后检验等业务部署时⽹络配置效率及准确性能⼒。 Day2 运维监控:运维监控环节,包括意图监控,问题定界定位、⽅案⽣成、评估决策、⽅案实施、业务验证等智能运维能⼒。

DayN 变更优化:变更优化环节,对⽹络变更或优化的意图进⾏⽅案设计、评估决策,⽅案实施和验证等,以提⾼⽹络运⾏效率的能⼒。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221126ZH
园区网络终端识别能力 华为 iMaster NCE-Campus 与 Cisco ISE 对比测试报告
Release date: 24 June 2021

终端识别作为企业建立终端零信任安全体系(终端准入、权限管控、资产管理等)的基础,其识别能力和精度具有至关重要的意义。随着物联网的不断普及与应用,企业内部 ICT 应用呈现出 IP 化趋势,海量终端接入企业园区网络。这些终端具有种类繁多、更新换代快、⾏业差异⼤等特点,且对于敏感⾏业,其终端数据样本也难以获取。这都给终端识别和管理带来了极大的挑战。因此企业园区网络迫切需要引入 AI 技术、构建强大的终端识别规则引擎来满足企业对终端识别广度和精度的要求。

华为技术有限公司委托 Tolly 独立测试评估华为云园区网络 CloudCampus 3.0 解决方案 iMaster NCE-Campus 园区自动驾驶网络管理控制系统(以下简称华为 iMaster NCE-Campus)与 Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 针对不同行业中多类型终端的识别能力。




Opale Systems Document number: 221120
MultiDSLA Voice Quality Test System Voice Quality Testing with Network Impairments
Release date: 08 June 2021

Unified Communication as a Service, UCaaS for short, has taken the world by storm of late. The Covid crisis necessitated remote working and remote working fueled UCaaS adoption. Assuring the quality of end-user experience (EUE) for VoIP and other UCaaS applications is an essential requirement. Understanding how VoIP apps behave under varying network conditions is a prerequisite for providing good EUE. Opale Systems’ MultiDSLA Voice Quality Test System provides voice generation and measurement capabilities.

Opale Systems commissioned Tolly to evaluate the voice quality testing capabilities of its MultiDSLA solution.

Tolly tests confirmed the need for benchmarking UCaaS/VoIP applications showing that different VoIP solutions respond differently to network impairments such as packet loss and deliver different levels of EUE.

Tolly found the Opale Systems MultiDSLA easy to set up and run. The system automatically analyzed voice quality by comparing the original audio with the received audio and produced empirical voice quality scores.

For more information on the Opale Systems MultiDSLA please visit Teraquant's Web site.





Broadcom Inc. Document number: 221123
Emulex® LPe36002 Host Bus Adapter, 64G Fibre Channel HBA Performance vs. 32G
Release date: 11 May 2021

Data storage and retrieval is growing at an extraordinary pace. Analysts note that data grew world-wide by 4x in recent years and that database data warehousing will double in the next five years. Business Intelligence (BI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can dramatically increase data retrieval rates.

Next-generation Fibre Channel alone and in conjunction with next-generation PCIe 4.0 technology can provide dramatic improvements in application data throughput. Broadcom’s Emulex Gen 7 LPe36002 64G Fibre Channel (64G) dual- port host bus adapter (HBA) leverages both 64G and PCIe 4.0.

Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its new adapter in terms of raw performance and compared to existing 32G Fibre Channel (32G) HBAs. The adapter demonstrated dual-port performance in excess of 11 million IOPS. Running relational database transaction benchmarks, the adapter effectively doubled performance by dramatically cutting run times. Similarly, the adapter leveraged PCIe 4.0 technology increasing application throughput to ~12,000MBPS compared to ~6,600MBPS maximum achieved on PCIe 3.0 servers.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221121
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 31 March 2021

Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L series switches are simplified gigabit switches with GbE access ports and GbE or 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the access layer of campus networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5735-L series switches support flexible Ethernet networking, various security features, and basic IPv4 / IPv6 Layer 3 routing protocols.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221122ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 31 March 2021

华为 CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机是精简型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口以及 GE 或 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入、千兆到桌面等多种应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5735S-L 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持基础的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层路由协议。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 221121ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 31 March 2021

华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机是精简型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口以及 GE 或 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入、千兆到桌面等多种应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持基础的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层路由协议。




Keysight Technologies Document number: 221118
Keysight Vision X Network Packet Broker Performance & Features
Release date: 26 March 2021

Network visibility is essential to network security and performance management. In practical terms, visibility relies heavily on a packet broker’s ability to process tapped traffic reliably and intelligently. All tapped traffic from switched port analyzer (SPAN) and test access point (TAP) ports must have duplicate packets eliminated and be delivered without loss to network security tools. Another key to complete visibility is application intelligence. Network packet brokers (NPB) are required to detect, report, filter and present application metadata to security monitoring tools in a reliable and consistent way.

Keysight commissioned Tolly to report on the advanced packet processing capability (deduplication, in particular) and the application intelligence of its Vision X network packet broker.

Throughout the testing described, Keysight Vision X demonstrated high packet processing of 2Tbps system-wide combined with no-drop packet deduplication and rapid, accurate detection of applications.




Dell Technologies Document number: 221119
Infographic: Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 Storage Server
Release date: 08 March 2021

Dell Technologies commissioned Tolly to study the specifications and characteristics of its Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 and provide analysis and context as to where the device sits in terms of advancing the industry.

View the Infographic on the key takeaways from the Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 analysis.

The full Tolly report can be downloaded from here.




SonicWall Document number: 221102
SonicWall NSa 2700 Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Strategic Analysis vs. Fortinet FortiGate 100F NGFW
Release date: 04 March 2021

The term firewall has been part of the IT lexicon for over two decades. Today’s threats are radically more sophisticated than in the past and today’s next- generation firewalls have came a long way compared to the original invention - and all NGFWs are not the same. It is important to focus on the security features and performance needs that are most important for your environment. SonicWall has designed its NSa 2700 to excel in protection while maintaining an industry- leading price-performance ratio.

SonicWall commissioned Tolly to review the published specifications of its NSa 2700 and compare it to Fortinet’s FortiGate 100F. Analysis was mainly focused on evaluating key total cost of ownership (TCO) metrics of the comparable solutions.

The Tolly analysis shows that the SonicWall has a dramatically lower 3-year TCO for HA deployments compared to Fortinet while providing comparable or better security feature set and performance characteristics. The TCO is enhanced by SonicWall’s High Availability (HA) licensing policy allowing a single firewall license to be used for both the primary and backup (HA) appliance.




GreatHorn, Inc. Document number: 221107
GreatHorn Cloud Email Security Platform vs. Proofpoint Essentials
Release date: 01 March 2021

Threat actors are always seeking new methods to access and compromise corporate data. Email is a preferred path into organizations for many hackers as virtually every organization depends upon email and, almost universally, email is a communications path between outside and inside. As companies strive to erect barriers to hackers, the hackers strive to find new and often very sophisticated ways to overcome those barriers and access corporate data.

GreatHorn’s Cloud Email Security Platform is a purpose-built security solution focused on meeting the demands of today’s cloud- based email offerings. As organizations have shifted to cloud email platforms (Google Workspace, formerly G-Suite and Microsoft 365), and phishing attacks have evolved to include zero-day attacks and increasingly complex social engineering tactics, a multi-layered approach to more effectively respond to risk across each stage of the entire email lifecycle is required.

GreatHorn commissioned Tolly to evaluate the email security feature set and capabilities of its solution and compare that with capabilities of Proofpoint. Specifically, this comparison was made with Proofpoint Essentials.




Citrix Systems, Inc. Document number: 221117
Webinar: Citrix ADC Performance Comparison
Release date: 25 February 2021

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are the unseen workhorses of the internet. Every back-end application that consists of two or more servers has an ADC of some type on the front end to optimize delivery to the user. Citrix ADC VPX (formerly NetScaler) is designed to enhance end-user experience by providing high performance traffic management coupled with low latency.

Join Jason Poole, Product Marketing at Citrix and Kevin Tolly, Founder of The Tolly Group, for a webinar covering the recent benchmark testing that showed performance advantage of Citrix ADC and what Citrix ADC means for your applications delivery choices.

Citrix Webinar View On-Demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.




Cambium Networks, Ltd. Document number: 221116
Webinar: Cambium Networks Wi-Fi 6 Access Points TCO and Performance Comparison
Release date: 19 February 2021

Wi-Fi 6 brings WLAN performance to a new level with aggregate throughput potential measured in Gigabits per second. The advent of Wi-Fi 6 also brings economics to a new level as higher performance and higher density impact price-performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations.

Join Bruce Miller, VP of Enterprise Marketing at Cambium Networks and Kevin Tolly, Founder of The Tolly Group, for a webinar covering the recent benchmark testing that showed Wi-Fi 6 wireless access points from Cambium Networks outperformed competitors Aruba, Meraki (Cisco) and Ruckus (Commscope) in terms of performance and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Cambium Networks Webinar View On-Demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.




Dell Technologies Document number: 221111
Dell EMC Networking Data Center Switches Z9332F-ON & Z9432F-ON 400GbE Performance Evaluation
Release date: 16 February 2021

Data center architects require high-capacity, high-performance switches at the core of the network to provide the best application performance for users. Dell EMC offers a complete set of data center purpose built Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches that not only provide 400GbE interfaces but are also part of the open networking innovation supporting multiple Network Operating Systems (NOS) options.

Dell EMC commissioned Tolly to benchmark the overall performance, latency and power consumption of two of its data center switches: the Z9332F-ON (32x 400GbE + 2x 10GbE) and the Z9432F-ON (32x 400GbE + 2x 10GbE).

The Dell EMC switches delivered 100% line-rate RFC2544 Layer 2 and Layer 3 throughput with 32x 400GbE ports in full mesh topology at frame sizes of 512- bytes and greater. Tolly engineers also benchmarked Layer 2/Layer 3 latency, power consumption as well as MAC/FIB/ARP/ACL/IGMP/PIM table capacities.




Cambium Networks, Ltd. Document number: 221110
Cambium Networks Wi-Fi 6 Access Points TCO and Performance vs. Aruba, Meraki and Ruckus
Release date: 10 February 2021

Wi-Fi 6 brings WLAN performance to a new level with aggregate throughput potential measured in Gigabits per second. The advent of Wi-Fi 6 also brings economics to a new level as higher performance and higher density impact price-performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations.

Cambium Networks commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its tri-radio XV3-8 (8x8/4x4 MU-MIMO) and XV2-2 (2x2 MU-MIMO) Wi-Fi 6 Access Points (APs) and comparable APs from Aruba, Meraki (Cisco) and Ruckus (CommScope). Performance tests encompassed low-client density and high-client density scenarios with various traffic types. Tolly Engineers also calculated price-performance and 5-year TCO. Cambium acquired Xirrus in 2019 and the current products combine technology from both companies.

The Cambium Networks XV3-8 price-performance was more than twice that of the nearest competitor while offering TCO that is an average of 38% lower than Aruba, Meraki and Ruckus. The XV3-8 averaged 47% higher bidirectional performance (in tri- radio mode) vs. competitive 8x8/4x4 APs and outperformed Meraki and Ruckus in the 100-client high-density test.

The Cambium Networks XV2-2 price-performance was twice that of the nearest competitor while offering TCO 35% lower than Aruba, 49% lower than Meraki and 44% lower than Ruckus. The XV2-2 outperformed the others in bidirectional and downstream throughput and delivered comparable or better performance in the 50-client high- density test.




VMware, Inc. Document number: 221115
Webinar: VMware Work From Home
Release date: 09 February 2021

Tolly benchmarked the quality of service and remediation capabilities of VMware SD-WAN to improve the end user experience for VoIP and work from home (WFH) applications.

Join Shefali Chinni, Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware and Kevin Tolly, Founder of The Tolly Group, for a webinar covering the quality-of-service and remediation capabilities of VMware SD-WAN to improve the end-user experience for voice- over-IP (VoIP) and work-from-home (WFH) applications.

VMware Webinar View On-demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.




Aukua Systems Inc Document number: 221113
Aukua MGA2510 Ethernet Test Platform Network Impairment Emulation Testing
Release date: 08 February 2021

Unified Communication as a Service, UCaaS for short, has taken the world by storm of late. The Covid crisis necessitated remote working and remote working fueled UCaaS adoption. Assuring the quality of end-user experience (EUE) for VoIP and other UCaaS applications is an essential requirement. Understanding how VoIP apps behave under varying network conditions is a prerequisite for providing good EUE. Aukua System’s MGA2510 Ethernet Test Platform provides a network impairment capability to do just that.

Aukua Systems commissioned Tolly to evaluate the network impairment capabilities and ease-of-use of its MGA2510 Ethernet Test Platform configured as a network impairment generator. The MGA2510 is FPGA-based and can be reconfigured with a few clicks to serve as an inline network capture/analysis device or a network traffic generator.

Tolly tests confirmed the need for benchmarking UCaaS/VoIP applications showing that different VoIP solutions respond differently to network impairments such as packet loss and deliver different levels of EUE. See Figure 1. Tolly found the Aukua MGA2510 simple to set up, configure and run. Tests also showed the ease of which the platform can be reconfigured to serve as a network capture device.




Dell Technologies Document number: 221109
Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 Storage Server Scalability, Efficiency & Flexibility Analysis
Release date: 04 February 2021

Nothing seems to grow faster than the need for storage. Few in the world of IT would argue otherwise. With IoT, image, and video objects feeding “big data” analytics systems, that growth curve can be steep as new systems are placed online. Dell Technologies has engineered its latest storage server with a focus on high-density, high-capacity storage customers.

Dell Technologies commissioned Tolly to study the specifications and characteristics of its Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 and provide analysis and context as to where the device sits in terms of advancing the industry.

Tolly found that the Dell EMC PowerEdge XE7100 Storage Server provides significant scalability and efficiency benefits both compared to prior generation systems and compared to current generation systems of a leading competitor. Significantly, the unit provides module server sled options that allow for high-performance optimization for specific application focus areas such storage/archival, intelligent video analysis (IVA), and media streaming.




Spirion, LLC. Document number: 221104
Spirion Data Discovery Accuracy Evaluation
Release date: 02 February 2021

Knowing the location of personal and sensitive personal data is essential for organizations of all sizes. You cannot secure what you cannot locate. The elements and composition of personal can vary dramatically across applications. One size certainly does not fit all. Business, government, legal, and medical environments have different and overlapping definitions of what is personal data. Thus, it is critically important to be able to customize any data discovery solution. Spirion provides for easy and flexible tuning to enable accurate definition of personal data.

Spirion commissioned Tolly to evaluate its data discovery and protection solution. The evaluation included a proof-of-concept (PoC) accuracy demonstration, installation, setup and filtering configuration.

Testing illustrated that Spirion could deliver 98.5% accuracy in a 200 document corpus with filtering configuration and tuning accomplished in under four hours.




Viavi Solutions, Inc. Document number: 221103DE
VIAVI Solutions Observer Scoring und Analyse des Endnutzererlebnisses
Release date: 27 January 2021

Letzten Endes soll die IT-Infrastruktur eines Unternehmens durch eine optimale Bereitstellung von Diensten einen Geschäftswert erwirtschaften. Häufig sind es die Daten einer Netzwerksitzung, die wichtige Informationen zur Ursache von Störungen an den IT-Diensten beinhalten. Wenig hilfreich ist allerdings die massive Aufzeichnung von Paketen ohne eine anschließende systematische Analyse. Die von VIAVI ermöglichte Bewertung (Scoring) des Endnutzererlebnisses (End-User Experience, EUE) schöpft das Leistungspotenzial der Netzwerkdaten in vollem Umfang aus. Im Rahmen der Verarbeitung dieser Daten auf Grundlage des maschinellen Lernens (ML) werden auf jede Netzwerkkonversation 30 gängige sowie von VIAVI entwickelte kritische Leistungsindikatoren (KPI) angewendet.

VIAVI hat Tolly beauftragt, seine EUE-Scoring-Lösung Observer zu testen und deren Leistungsmerkmale und Funktionen zu dokumentieren. Tolly hat die Lösung untersucht und die wichtigsten Eigenschaften bestätigt. Dabei wurde geprüft, wie die aufgezeichneten Daten genutzt werden können, um Leistungsstörungen umgehend zu erkennen und einzugrenzen. Über die intuitive Benutzeroberfläche kann eine marginale oder kritische (schlechte) Leistung schnell erkannt werden. Anschließend wurde eine detailliertere Analyse mit automatisch generierten Karten zur Darstellung (Mapping) von Abhängigkeiten zwischen den Anwendungen durchgeführt und die Störung genau auf eine spezifische Datenbank-Komponente des Servers eingegrenzt. Abbildung 1 zeigt ein Beispiel einer Abhängigkeitskarte.




Viavi Solutions, Inc. Document number: 221103
VIAVI Solutions Observer End-User Experience Score & Analysis
Release date: 27 January 2021

Ultimately, an organization’s IT infrastructure exists to provide business value through optimal service delivery. Network session data often holds the key to the source of IT service problems. However, massive collections of packets are of little use without sophisticated analytics to make sense of it all. VIAVI End-User Experience (EUE) Score analysis harnesses the power of your network data. Machine learning-based processing then applies 30 well-known and VIAVI developed KPIs for every network conversation on your network.

VIAVI commissioned Tolly to review its Observer End-User Experience Score solution and document key features and functionality. Tolly explored the solution and confirmed key capabilities. Tolly reviewed how actual data could be used to recognize and isolate a performance problem quickly. Using the intuitive interface, marginal or critical (poor) performance could be spotted quickly. Then, drill-down navigation and auto-generated dependency maps were used to isolate the problem down to a specific server’s database component.




SlashNext, Inc. Document number: 221108
SlashNext Phishing Protection Accuracy vs. Leading Email Security Providers
Release date: 22 January 2021

Phishing attacks are not new but the sophistication of the attacks and, thus, their effectiveness is always growing. Instead of mass attacks many bad actors use targeted, “spear phishing” attacks. SlashNext has developed next-gen AI phishing threat intelligence and protection to help combat this omnipresent threat.

SlashNext commissioned Tolly to benchmark the accuracy of its phishing protection solution and compare that with several leading vendors of email security solutions. Tests were conducted with Microsoft Defender (Safe Links) and Proofpoint Essentials Business (URL Defense). An informal test was also run against the advanced threat protection offering, including their URL rewriting feature, from another market leading provider (Vendor X). The test corpus consisted of zero-hour phishing URLs submitted to the PhishTank community site as well as those discovered by SlashNext’s Threat Labs.

SlashNext delivered significantly greater accuracy on the zero-hour PhishTank URLs than the other solutions. Significantly, the other solutions could only identify 21% to 49% of the recent and zero-hour phishing URLs selected by Tolly from the SlashNext AI Phishing Detection Database.




Cambium Networks, Ltd. Document number: 221106
Cambium Networks Wi-Fi 6 Access Points TCO and Performance vs. Aruba and Meraki
Release date: 15 January 2021

Wi-Fi 6 brings WLAN performance to a new level with aggregate throughput potential measured in Gigabits per second. The advent of Wi-Fi 6 also brings economics to a new level as higher performance and higher density impact price-performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations.

Cambium Networks commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its tri-radio XV3-8 (8x8/4x4 MIMO) and XV2-2 (2x2 MIMO) Wi-Fi 6 Access Points (APs) and comparable APs from Aruba and Meraki (Cisco). Performance tests encompassed low- client density and high-client density scenarios with various traffic types. Tolly Engineers also calculated price-performance and 5-year TCO. Cambium acquired Xirrus Wi-Fi Networks in 2019 and the Wi-Fi 6 products tested are based on converged technology from both companies.

The Cambium Networks XV3-8 price-performance was more than twice that of the nearest competitor while offering TCO that is 40% lower than Aruba and Meraki. The XV3-8 averaged 52% higher bidirectional performance (in tri-radio mode) vs. competitive 8x8 APs and outperformed Meraki in the 100-client high-density test.

The Cambium Networks XV2-2 TCO was 48% lower than Meraki and 35% lower than Aruba. The XV2-2 outperformed the others in bidirectional and downstream throughput and delivered comparable or better performance in the 50-client high-density test.




Citrix Systems, Inc. Document number: 221100
Citrix ADC VPX Performance vs. F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition
Release date: 12 January 2021

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are the unseen workhorses of the internet. Every back-end application that consists of two or more servers has an ADC of some type on the front end to optimize delivery to the user. Citrix ADC VPX (formerly NetScaler) is designed to enhance end-user experience by providing high performance traffic management coupled with low latency.

Citrix Systems commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of Citrix ADC VPX virtual appliance and compare with the F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE). Tests were run in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment and included tests of ADC and web application firewall (WAF) capabilities using different encryption protocols. Tests focused on measuring latency as an indicator of responsiveness, transaction throughput, and, ultimately, end-user experience. Tests measured P99 latency which measures the latency of the worst 1% of the flows.

The Citrix ADC VPX outperformed the F5 BIG-IP VE in all test scenarios having lower (better) latency with lower CPU utilization when benchmarked with comparable throughput levels.




Citrix Systems, Inc. Document number: 221101
Citrix ADC CPX Performance vs. Envoy Proxy
Release date: 12 January 2021

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are the invisible workhorses of distributed computing. Containerized, microservices-based applications can place high demands on ADCs and ADC performance is an essential element of application efficiency.

Citrix ADC CPX (formerly NetScaler) is designed to enhance end-user experience by providing high performance traffic management coupled with low latency in containerized microservices-based environments.

Citrix Systems commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of the Citrix ADC CPX solution and compare that with the open source Envoy Proxy. Tests were run in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. Tests focused on measuring latency as an indicator of responsiveness, volume data and transaction rate, and, ultimately, end-user experience. Tests measured P99 latency which measures the latency of the worst 1% of the flows. P99 latency, being the most strenuous test, is the gold standard for latency testing.

The Citrix ADC CPX outperformed the Envoy Proxy in all test scenarios having lower (better) latency and higher data throughput and transaction rates.




ADTRAN, Inc. Document number: 220154
Webinar: ADTRAN NetVanta 3148 & 4148 High-Performance Fixed-Port Routers
Release date: 07 January 2021

Deliver the power and performance needed for high-quality VoIP and bandwidth-intensive applications with our latest line of Fixed-Port, High-Performance Ethernet Routers.

Join Brian Lenahan, ADTRAN Product Manager for Enterprise Solutions, for a webinar covering the newest addition in our Routers portfolio – the NetVanta 3148 and 4148 Fixed-Port Routers. These routers are AOS-based, designed for secure, high-speed corporate connectivity and a session border controller for voice applications.

ADTRAN Webinar View On-demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.




VMware, Inc. Document number: 220138DE
VMware Work From Home Beurteilung von Performance sowie Anwendererlebnis bei VoIP und Microsoft 365
Release date: 22 December 2020

Dank seiner Flexibilität und Benutzerfreundlichkeit ist SD-WAN als das WAN „der nächsten Generation“ für große und kleine Unternehmen außerordentlich beliebt geworden. Die Netzwerk-Overlay-Topologie von SD-WAN kann zudem erhebliche Vorteile für das Endanwendererlebnis bieten und gleichzeitig eine solide Durchsatzleistung gewährleisten. VMware SD-WAN™ kann Paketverluste beheben und auch unter ungünstigen Netzwerkbedingungen ein hochwertiges Erlebnis bieten.

VMware hat Tolly mit einem Benchmarking der Servicequalität und der Remediation- Funktionen von VMware SD-WAN zur Verbesserung der Endanwendererfahrung bei Voice-over-IP- (VoIP) und Work-from-Home-Anwendungen (WFH) beauftragt. Darüber hinaus führte Tolly einen Benchmarking-Test zum Paketdurchsatz von VMware SD-WAN durch.

VMware SD-WAN ließ bei Paketverlustszenarien sowohl für VoIP- als auch für WFH-Anwendungsfälle deutliche Vorteile erkennen. Darüber hinaus bestätigten die Tests die im VMware SD-WAN-Spezifikationsblatt beschriebene Durchsatzleistung.




VMware, Inc. Document number: 220138ZH
VMware 在家办公 性能、VoIP 以及 Microsoft 365 用户体验评估
Release date: 22 December 2020

SD-WAN 的灵活性和易用性使其作为 “下一代” 广域网受到企业的格外青睐。SD-WAN 的网络 overlay 拓扑还可以在保持稳固的吞吐量性能的同时,为最终用户的体验带来显著的益处。VMware SD-WAN™️ 即使在不利的网络条件下,也能对数据包丢失进行补救并提供高质量的体验。

VMware 委托 Tolly 对 VMware SD-WAN 的 QoS 和修复能力进行测试,以验证其改善最终用户 IP 语音(VoIP)和在家办公(WFH - Work From Home)应用的体验。VMware SD-WAN 在丢包情况下对 VoIP 和在家办公用例展现了显著的改善效果。此外,测试还验证了 VMware SD-WAN 规格表中描述的吞吐量性能.




VMware, Inc. Document number: 220138FR
VMware Work From Home Évaluation des performances, de la VoIP et de l’expérience utilisateur Microsoft 365
Release date: 22 December 2020

La flexibilité et la facilité d’utilisation du SD-WAN en ont fait un WAN « nouvelle génération » extrêmement populaire auprès des entreprises, grandes et petites. La topologie de réseau superposé du SD-WAN peut également offrir des avantages significatifs pour l’expérience de l’utilisateur final tout en maintenant de solides performances de débit. VMware SD-WANTM peut remédier à la perte de paquets et fournir une expérience de qualité supérieure même dans des conditions de réseau défavorables.

VMware a chargé Tolly d’évaluer la qualité de service et les fonctionnalités de remédiation de VMware SD-WAN afin d’améliorer l’expérience de l’utilisateur final pour les applications de voix sur IP (VoIP) et de télétravail (WFH, Work From Home). En outre, Tolly a évalué le débit des paquets de VMware SD-WAN.

VMware SD-WAN a démontré des avantages significatifs pour les cas d’utilisation d’applications VoIP et WFH dans des scénarios de perte de paquets. De plus, les tests ont permis de vérifer les performances de débit décrites dans les spécifcations de VMware SD-WAN.




VMware, Inc. Document number: 220138
VMware Work From Home Performance, VoIP and Microsoft 365 User Experience Evaluation
Release date: 22 December 2020

The flexibility and ease-of-use of SD-WAN has made it extraordinarily popular as the “next-gen” WAN for organizations large and small. SD-WAN’s network overlay topology can also provide significant benefits for end-user experience while maintaining solid throughput performance. VMware SD-WAN™ can remediate packet loss and deliver a high-quality experience even under adverse network conditions.

VMware commissioned Tolly to benchmark the quality-of-service and remediation capabilities of VMware SD-WAN to improve the end-user experience for voice- over-IP (VoIP) and work-from-home (WFH) applications. Additionally, Tolly benchmarked the packet throughput of VMware SD-WAN.

VMware SD-WAN demonstrated significant benefits for both VoIP and WFH use cases in packet loss scenarios. Furthermore, testing verified throughput performance as described in the VMware SD-WAN specification sheet.




VMware, Inc. Document number: 220138ES
VMware Work From Home Evaluación de desempeño, VoIP y experiencia del usuario de Microsoft 365
Release date: 22 December 2020

SD-WAN ha adquirido una gran popularidad como WAN “de próxima generación” para organizaciones grandes y pequeñas gracias a su flexibilidad y facilidad de uso. La topología de superposición de red de SD-WAN también puede aportar ventajas significativas a la experiencia del usuario final, al tiempo que mantiene un alto desempeño de la tasa de transmisión. VMware SD-WAN™ puede corregir la pérdida de paquetes y ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad incluso en condiciones de red adversas.

VMware encargó a Tolly que comparara las capacidades de corrección y calidad de servicio de VMware SD-WAN para mejorar la experiencia del usuario final en el uso de aplicaciones de voz sobre IP (VoIP) y para trabajar desde casa (Work from Home, WFH). Tolly también realizó una evaluación comparativa de la tasa de transmisión de paquetes de VMware SD-WAN.

VMware SD-WAN registró mejoras significativas tanto para los casos de uso de VoIP como de WFH en escenarios de pérdida de paquetes. Además, las pruebas corroboraron el desempeño de la tasa de transmisión conforme a lo descrito en la hoja de especificaciones de VMware SD-WAN.




NVIDIA Corporation Document number: 220135
NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-5 25GbE Ethernet Adapter Performance vs Intel XXV710
Release date: 15 December 2020

Telcos and cloud environments are ranked highest in terms of networking demands. At scale, even minor differences in networking performance and resource utilization can have a significant impact on the application delivery.

NVIDIA® commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its Mellanox® ConnectX®-5 25GbE network adapter against the performance of Intel’s XXV710 25GbE network adapter in scenarios focused on Telco and cloud providers. The test setup included two parts. The first, a bare-metal setup to validate throughput and packet’s processing efficiency. The second, an Open vSwitch (OVS) setup to evaluate the performance of VXLAN and connection tracking with low latency.

The ConnectX-5 25GbE adapter demonstrated higher throughput, better scale and lower resource utilization across the set of test scenarios.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220150
Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H Series 10GE Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 07 December 2020

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series 10GE switches are full-featured fixed switches with 10GE downlink ports and 40GE/100GE uplink ports (some models also support 25GE uplink ports). They are ideal for enterprise campuses, higher education institutions, governments, and telecommunication service providers.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series 10GE switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S6730-H series 10GE switches natively support WLAN Access Controller functionalities to manage up to 1,024 WLAN Access Points (APs) for convergence of wired and wireless networks. The CloudEngine S6730-H can be configured locally or work in cloud-managed mode to be managed by Huawei iMaster NCE-Campus (formerly Agile Controller). CloudEngine S6730-H series 10GE switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei HiSec Insight Security Situation Awareness System (formerly CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220152
Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L Series Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 07 December 2020

Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L series switches are simplified gigabit switches with GbE access ports and 10GbE uplink ports. They are ideal to be deployed in the access layer of campus networks.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S5735-L series switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S5735-L series switches support flexible Ethernet networking, various security features, and basic IPv4 / IPv6 Layer 3 routing protocols.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220151
Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H Series 25GE Switches Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 07 December 2020

Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series 25GE switches are full-featured fixed switches with 25GE downlink ports and 40GE/100GE uplink ports. They are ideal for enterprise campuses, higher education institutions, governments, data centers and telecommunication service providers.

Tolly engineers evaluated Huawei CloudEngine S6730-H series 25GE switches’ performance and validated their features. Built upon Huawei’s high performance Versatile Routing Platform (VRP) software, CloudEngine S6730-H series 25GE switches natively support WLAN Access Controller functionalities to manage up to 1,024 WLAN Access Points (APs) for convergence of wired and wireless networks. The CloudEngine S6730-H can be configured locally or work in cloud-managed mode to be managed by Huawei iMaster NCE-Campus (formerly Agile Controller). CloudEngine S6730-H series 25GE switches also support numerous security features and can interoperate with Huawei HiSec Insight Security Situation Awareness System (formerly CIS) for Encrypted Communications Analytics (ECA) and network-wide threat deception.




ADTRAN, Inc. Document number: 220136
ADTRAN NetVanta 4148 Gigabit Router LAN, WAN, VPN, Firewall, QoS & Session Border Controller Performance
Release date: 01 December 2020

Bandwidth needs for a typical enterprise or SMB have changed drastically over the past couple of years. No longer is the internet needed for just web surfing, now the entire business depends upon applications that reside in the cloud. To provide a superior user experience, the business needs an access router that can provide the performance and security to access these applications. ADTRAN’s NetVanta Access Router product lines provide high-performance LAN/WAN connections, firewall/VPN security and eSBC session border controller functionality.

ADTRAN commissioned Tolly to run a battery of tests to benchmark the performance of several key aspects of their latest high-performance access router, the NetVanta 4148. The tests performed included: L2 throughput and latency, throughput for L3 IPv4, firewall, and VPN, in addition to Quality of Service (QoS) and VoIP call capacity tests.

The NetVanta 4148 demonstrated line-rate throughput across all eight L2 switch ports. Additionally, it delivered 4Gbps IPv4 routing and firewall throughput at 256- byte packets and above, IPv4 VPN bidirectional throughput in excess of 1Gbps at 1024-byte packets and above and session border controller (SBC) capacity of 1,000 concurrent calls.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220152ZH
华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 20 November 2020

华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机是精简型千兆接入交换机,具有 GE 接入端口和 10GE 上行端口。它们适合部署在企业园区接入、千兆到桌面等多种应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S5735-L 系列交换机支持灵活的以太组网,提供多样的安全控制,并且支持基础的 IPv4 和 IPv6 三层路由协议。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220150ZH
华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 10GE 交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 20 November 2020

华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 10GE 交换机是全功能万兆交换机,具有 10GE 下行入端口和 40GE/100GE(部分款型还提供 25GE)上行端口,可广泛应用于企业园区、运营商、高校、政府等应用场。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 10GE 交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 10GE 交换机支持 WLAN 无线控制器功能,可管理 1,024 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP),实现网络有线无线一体化。CloudEngine S6730-H 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 iMaster NCE-Campus 进行管理。CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 10GE 交换机还支持大量的安全功能,并可以和华为 Cybersecurity Intelligent System(CIS)联动实现全网安全协防,进行加密通信分析(ECA)和威胁诱捕。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220151ZH
华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 25GE 交换机 性能测试和功能验证
Release date: 20 November 2020

华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 25GE 交换机是华为公司推出的全新 25GE 盒式交换机,具有 25GE 下行入端口和 40GE/100GE 上行端口,可广泛应用于企业园区、运营商、高校、政府、数据中心等应用场景。

Tolly 工程师测试了华为 CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 25GE 交换机的性能并验证了其功能。基于华为的高性能 VRP 软件平台,CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 25GE 交换机支持 WLAN 无线控制器功能,可管理 1,024 台 WLAN 无线接入点(AP),实现网络有线无线一体化。CloudEngine S6730-H 可以在本地配置,也可运行在云管理模式,通过华为 iMaster NCE-Campus 进行管理。CloudEngine S6730-H 系列 25GE 交换机还支持大量的安全功能,并可以和华为 Cybersecurity Intelligent System(CIS)联动实现全网安全协防,进行加密通信分析(ECA)和威胁诱捕。