Tolly Report Archive: 50 Most Recent Reports

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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。




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.




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: 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.




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.




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: 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.




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.




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: 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.




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: 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.




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: 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。




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: 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: 220140
Huawei AirEngine Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 WLAN Access Points Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 11 November 2020

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

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance, ultra-long distance coverage, and other features of its outdoor Wi-Fi 6 APs, including AirEngine 8760R-X1, AirEngine 8760R-X1E, AirEngine 6760R-51, and AirEngine 6760R-51E.

Performance test results show that Huawei AirEngine outdoor APs provide excellent performance. The single-client (Huawei P40) performance of all tested APs is higher than 1.4Gbps. The AirEngine 8760R-X1E and AirEngine 6760R-51E support external antennas to provide ultra-long distance coverage, with about 40Mbps throughput at a distance of 700 meters.




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220139
Huawei AirEngine Indoor Wi-Fi 6 WLAN Access Points Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 11 November 2020

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

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance, IoT integration capability, and other features of its indoor Wi-Fi 6 APs, including AirEngine 8760-X1-PRO, AirEngine 6760-X1, AirEngine 6760-X1E, AirEngine 5760-51, AirEngine 5760-22W, and AirEngine 5760-22WD.

Performance test results show that Huawei AirEngine indoor APs provide excellent performance. The bridging throughput between two AirEngine 8760-X1-PRO APs on the 5GHz radio reaches 5.8Gbps, and the single-client (Huawei P40) performance of all tested APs is higher than 1.4Gbps.




Infoblox, Inc Document number: 220141
Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense vs. Cisco Umbrella DNS-Layer Security Evaluation
Release date: 06 November 2020

DNS is used constantly by almost every IP-based device that needs to connect to other IP-based systems (e.g., computers, IoT devices and OT devices), and its presence is essential to the internet and IP networks in general. DNS translates queries for names of resources (like web sites or IoT/OT management servers) and returns IP address information that allows the connection to be established. The whole concept of DNS was to translate IP addresses to common names we can easily remember – like www.infoblox.com or www.tolly.com (each of which requires underlying IP addresses for computers to connect).

Because DNS originated as a relatively simple translation tool, it was considered benign, with DNS traffic typically allowed to pass through security solutions without additional inspection. Unfortunately, cyberattackers have developed new techniques to exploit DNS and use it to steal sensitive data from corporate networks as well as to infiltrate malware into the network.

Infoblox commissioned Tolly to evaluate the effectiveness of the Infoblox BloxOne® Threat Defense solution in key DNS-layer threat scenarios and compare those results against the Cisco Umbrella solution. Two scenarios were created to replicate real- world situations. The first scenario was to infect a point-of-sale (PoS) system with malware, and the second scenario was to attempt the exfiltration of data over DNS (which would typically occur after a system was infected). Additionally, engineers reviewed global and locale-specific threat intelligence options offered by each vendor, as well as ecosystem integration with third-party management solutions designed to streamline security operations and incident response. The Infoblox Threat Defense solution demonstrated greater effectiveness than Cisco Umbrella, as will be detailed shortly, and provided broader threat intelligence and ecosystem integration than the Cisco Umbrella offering.




Dell Technologies Document number: 220128
OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter (OMIVV) Unified Server Hardware Management Leveraging the VMware Virtualization Platform
Release date: 06 November 2020

VMware virtualization is at the core of countless datacenters globally. VMware vCenter provides the unified management environment for hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) and related systems. Until now, however, initial installation of VMware ESXi hosts on server hardware would need to be performed separately, outside of VMware vCenter. Dell OMIVV fills that gap by bringing Dell EMC server OS installation and firmware upgrades into the VMware vCenter environment.

Dell Technologies commissioned Tolly to compare workflow and processes for deploying ESXi hosts and upgrading firmware using the traditional console approach and Dell OMIVV.

Tolly found that OMIVV provided an intuitive GUI featuring a deployment wizard that automates and streamlines host ESXi deployment providing scheduled deployment with no human intervention required. OMIVV integration into vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) simplifies and automates server firmware maintenance.




NETGEAR, Inc. Document number: 220143
NETGEAR M4300 Intelligent Edge Switch Performance, Stacking & Power Consumption vs. Aruba & Cisco Systems
Release date: 02 November 2020

Edge networks carry critical applications for businesses large and small. In these deployments resilience and reliability can be as important as performance. Increasingly, edge switches need to have the type of reliability usually associated with chassis-based switches. NETGEAR’s M4300 Intelligent Edge Switch family combine high performance with non-stop forwarding (NSF) to provide enterprise-class reliability.

NETGEAR commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance, stack failover and power consumption of the NETGEAR M4300-52G LAN switch and compare that to the Aruba 2930F-48G-4SFP+ and the Cisco Systems SG550X-48P switches. Testing was performed both on single switches and a stack of three switches from each vendor.

The NETGEAR M4300 switch demonstrated line rate performance at all frame sizes for both GbE and 10GbE ports. This performance was better than the Aruba 2930F and matched that of the Cisco SG550X.




GreatHorn, Inc. Document number: 220142
GreatHorn Cloud Email Security Platform vs. Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Release date: 02 November 2020

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 G-Suite and Microsoft Office 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 Microsoft’s native, two-component Office 365 security solution which consists of basic Exchange Online Protection (EOP) augmented by Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220140ZH
华为 AirEngine 室外款型 Wi-Fi 6 无线接入点 性能评估和功能验证
Release date: 28 October 2020

Wi-Fi 6 是最新的 Wi-Fi 标准,被目前新发布的各类无线终端广泛采用。相较之前的标准,Wi-Fi 6 无线接入点(AP)能提供更大的带宽、更高的并发用户数、以及更低的时延。

华为技术有限公司委托 Tolly 评估其 Wi-Fi 6 室外无线接入点 AirEngine 8760R-X1、AirEngine 8760R-X1E、AirEngine 6760R-51 以及 AirEngine 6760R-51E 的性能、超远距离覆盖以及其它功能。

性能测试结果显示,华为 AirEngine 室外款型 AP 性能卓越。所有受测 AP 真实终端(华为 P40 手机)的单用户性能均达到 1.4Gbps 以上。AirEngine 8760R-X1E 和 AirEngine 6760R-51E 配置外置天线提供超远距离覆盖,在 700 米远距离为华为 P40 手机提供了约 40Mbps 的吞吐量。




Huawei Technologies, Co.Ltd Document number: 220139ZH
华为 AirEngine 室内款型 Wi-Fi 6 无线接入点 性能评估和功能验证
Release date: 28 October 2020

Wi-Fi 6 是最新的 Wi-Fi 标准,被目前新发布的各类无线终端广泛采用。相较之前的标准,Wi-Fi 6 无线接入点(AP)能提供更大的带宽、更高的并发用户数、以及更低的时延。

华为技术有限公司委托 Tolly 评估其 Wi-Fi 6 室内无线接入点 AirEngine 8760-X1-PRO、AirEngine 6760-X1、AirEngine 6760-X1E、AirEngine 5760-51、AirEngine 5760-22W 以及 AirEngine 5760-22WD 的性能、物联网 (IoT) 集成能力以及其它功能。

性能测试结果显示,华为 AirEngine 室内款型 AP 性能卓越。两个 AirEngine 8760-X1-PRO 接入点之间在 5GHz 射频上的桥接吞吐量达到 5.8Gbps;所有受测 AP 真实终端(华为 P40 手机)的单用户性能均达到 1.4Gbps 以上。




Infoblox, Inc Document number: 220145
Webinar: Infoblox BloxOne DDI: The Key to Management and Control of the Borderless Enterprise
Release date: 21 October 2020

Networks continue to expand, particularly at the edge, as organizations add tens, hundreds or more locations as BYOD, mobile & IoT usage increases. As a result, traditional network topologies and management models are falling short, and resource limitations continue to loom as a major barrier to success. So, the need for optimized operations across these environments have become a top priority.

This is a unique opportunity to hear experts Kevin Tolly, Founder of the Tolly Group, and Kanaiya Vasani, EVP at Infoblox, present on how Infoblox, the industry leader in enterprise DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (or DDI), recently introduced BloxOne™ DDI, an innovative cloud-managed solution, that optimizes the deployment, and management of expanding environments, with centralized visibility, automation, and administrative control of core network services.

Infoblox Webcast View On-demand Landing Page.

The Tolly report can be downloaded from here.




Dell Technologies Document number: 220130
iDRAC9 Telemetry Streaming Visualization with Splunk Use Case: Using Telemetry Data to Assure Superior User Experience
Release date: 06 October 2020

iDRAC9’s Telemetry Streaming, available with the Datacenter license, is architected to provide highly granular, high-value data using resource-efficient data streaming of server performance data. The true value of that data, however, can only be realized when it is collected and analyzed for multiple servers where trends and anomalies are more easily discerned. iDRAC9 data can deliver fact- based answers for important questions, such as: “Is my power usage linear or bursty?” Or “Do I have ‘zombie’ servers in my datacenter?”

Dell Technologies commissioned Tolly to demonstrate the end product use of iDRAC9 Telemetry Streaming data when used in conjunction with the Splunk “big data” analysis solution. Given that delivering superior user experience is a universal goal of IT, this report will focus on examining several key system elements and performance indicators provided by iDRAC9 streaming data that can be used to assure the quality of user experience.

Tolly found that iDRAC9 Telemetry Streaming provides essential information for analyzing large scale performance of enterprise datacenters.




New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd Document number: 220129
H3C Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Access Points Performance Evaluation and Feature Validation
Release date: 29 September 2020

Wi-Fi 6, the sixth generation of Wi-Fi, using new technologies and designs, provides the fastest Wi-Fi wireless speed. By optimizing the physical layer and link layer, this protocol improves multi-client concurrent access efficiency, enables efficient spectrum utilization, and increases throughput in dense client environment in both indoor and outdoor scenarios.

H3C commissioned Tolly to test the performance, maximum number of clients, features, and IoT integration of its WA63 and WA66 series Wi-Fi 6 access points. The test results show that H3C's Wi-Fi 6 access points provide high single-client and multi-client performance. The H3C WA6628 access point delivers single-client throughput as high as 4.176 Gbps on the 5GHz radio.




Xena Networks Document number: 220132
Safire Enterprise Firewall Testing Evaluation of Enterprise-Class Firewalls
Release date: 23 September 2020

Security is an essential element of every network and the firewall is at the core of network security. Firewall architecture, platform and services configuration can impact both security and performance. Thus, to ensure delivering a superior user experience, it is necessary to benchmark firewalls to establish their performance limits. Xena Networks’ Safire Enterprise Firewall Tester has been designed to provide exactly this benchmarking capability.

Xena Networks commissioned Tolly evaluate the capabilities and ease-of-use of the Safire Enterprise Firewall Tester. This was accomplished by running a series of tests on a leading enterprise firewall deployed as a virtual appliance. Additionally, Tolly established the raw throughput limits of the Safire solution.

Tolly tests confirmed the need for benchmarking firewalls as the Safire tests showed dramatically different firewall throughput levels based on the security policy and functions performed by the firewall. Back-to-back tests between ports of the Safire confirmed 10Gbps of throughput. Finally, testers noted the simplicity with which a test could be configured and run with automatic analysis of the raw results.




Infoblox, Inc Document number: 220120FR
Infoblox Le business case d'Infoblox BloxOne DDI
Release date: 14 September 2020

Nous avons tous récemment constaté à quel point les réseaux distribués sont devenus stratégiques pour les entreprises. Nombre d’entre elles ont dû évaluer, agir et ajouter à leurs réseaux des dizaines, des centaines, voire des milliers de sites et d’emplacements distants en quelques jours seulement. Ces opérations importantes se sont avérées essentielles à la continuité de l’activité. La décentralisation de l’entreprise est devenue la « nouvelle norme » et cette tendance ne montre aucun signe de ralentissement alors que le nombre d’emplacements, d’appareils et d’utilisateurs continuent d’augmenter.

Cette multiplication des emplacements distribués vient contrecarrer les anciens déploiements hiérarchiques classiques qui ont fait du siège social le centre de l’univers. Dans ce modèle, les succursales et les sites satellites s’appuyaient sur le site central pour les services. Très souvent, si l’accès WAN entre l’emplacement distant et le siège central n’était pas disponible, les services pouvaient être limités ou indisponibles pour la succursale, notamment les services réseau de base tels que DNS, DHCP et gestion des adresses IP (ou DDI). Ce modèle n’est plus d’actualité car la nécessaire continuité des opérations de l’entreprise sur des emplacements distribués est devenue une priorité absolue dans presque tous les environnements. Infoblox BloxOne DDI propose la première solution complète de services réseau de base du secteur qui permet de relever ces défis, tout en rationalisant le déploiement, l’administration et le contrôle des entreprises distribuées, grâce à une interface centralisée basée sur le cloud.

Infoblox a chargé Tolly d’analyser les principales problématiques auxquelles sont confrontées les entreprises dans le secteur des TI et d’identifier si BloxOne DDI serait en mesure de répondre à leurs besoins croissants, et de quelle manière. Les analystes de Tolly ont évalué la solution BloxOne DDI dans un déploiement en laboratoire et examiné la documentation technique au fil du projet. Tolly a trouvé trois domaines clés dans lesquels BloxOne DDI permet d’améliorer la gestion et le contrôle des réseaux d’entreprise distribués actuels : 1) administration centralisée, 2) mobilité et optimisation du cloud et 3) survivabilité des sites distribués. Cette solution offre également d’autres avantages : déploiements simplifiés, opérations rationalisées, coût total de possession réduit et options de déploiement physique ou virtuel flexibles offertes par la plateforme BloxOne.




Infoblox, Inc Document number: 220120ES
Infoblox El caso de negocio para Infoblox BloxOne DDI
Release date: 14 September 2020

Recientemente, todos hemos sido testigos de la importancia que han cobrado las redes distribuidas para las empresas. Muchas organizaciones han tenido que evaluar la situación, tomar medidas y añadir a sus redes decenas, cientos e incluso miles de ubicaciones y emplazamientos remotos en cuestión de días. Más allá de ser meramente importantes, estas medidas han sido esenciales para la continuidad del negocio. La descentralización de la empresa es la “nueva normalidad”, una tendencia que no muestra signos de ralentización. De esta forma, la cantidad de ubicaciones, dispositivos y usuarios continúa en aumento.

Esta creciente importancia de las ubicaciones corporativas distribuidas es opuesta a las tradicionales implementaciones jerárquicas, en las que las oficinas centrales eran el centro del universo. En el modelo tradicional, las sucursales y los emplazamientos satélite recurrían a las oficinas centrales para acceder a los servicios. En muchos casos, si el acceso WAN entre la ubicación remota y las oficinas centrales no estaba disponible, la sucursal podía ver los servicios limitados o no disponibles, incluidos los servicios de red centrales, como DNS, DHCP y la gestión de direcciones IP (o DDI). Este modelo ya no es viable, ya que la necesidad de continuidad de las operaciones de negocio en las ubicaciones distribuidas se ha convertido en una prioridad principal en prácticamente todos los entornos. Infoblox BloxOne DDI proporciona la primera solución completa de servicios de red centrales de la industria para responder a estos retos, optimizando al mismo tiempo la implementación, la administración y el control de las empresas distribuidas a través de una interfaz centralizada basada en la nube

Infoblox encargó a Tolly el análisis de los principales retos a los que se enfrentan las organizaciones de TI empresariales, y que averiguara si y cómo BloxOne DDI podría cumplir sus crecientes requisitos. Los analistas de Tolly evaluaron la solución BloxOne DDI en una implementación de laboratorio y revisaron la documentación técnica en el transcurso del proyecto. Tolly detectó tres áreas en las que BloxOne DDI mejora la gestión y el control de las redes empresariales distribuidas de hoy en día. 1) Administración centralizada, 2) Optimización de la movilidad y de la nube, y 3) Capacidad de supervivencia de los emplazamientos distribuidos. Entre las ventajas adicionales se incluyen la simplificación de las implementaciones, la optimización de las operaciones, la reducción del TCO y opciones de implementación físicas o virtuales flexibles proporcionadas por la plataforma BloxOne.




Infoblox, Inc Document number: 220120
The Business Case for Infoblox BloxOne DDI
Release date: 14 September 2020

We've all recently witnessed how critical distributed networks have become for businesses. Many organizations have had to assess, act, and add tens, hundreds and even thousands of remote sites and locations to their networks in a matter of days. These activities were more than just important, they were essential to business continuity. Decentralization of the enterprise is the “New Normal”, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing as the number of locations, devices, and users continue to increase.

This growing importance of distributed business locations is at odds with traditional, long-standing hierarchal deployments that made the headquarters the center of the universe. In that model, branch-office and satellite sites relied on the central site for services. In many cases, if the WAN access between the remote location and the central office was unavailable, the branch office could see services limited or unavailable, including core networking services such as DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (or DDI). This model is no longer feasible, as the need for continued business operations at distributed locations has become a top priority in nearly every environment. Infoblox BloxOne DDI provides the industry’s first comprehensive core network services solution to address these challenges, while streamlining the deployment, administration, and control of distributed enterprises, through a centralized cloud-based interface.

Infoblox commissioned Tolly to analyze key challenges facing enterprise IT organizations, and to identify if and how BloxOne DDI could meet their expanding requirements. Tolly analysts assessed the BloxOne DDI solution in a lab deployment and reviewed technical documentation during the course of the project. Tolly found three key areas where BloxOne DDI enhances the management and control of today's distributed enterprise networks: 1) Centralized Administration, 2) Mobility & Cloud Optimization, and 3) Distributed Site Survivability. Additional benefits include simplified deployments, streamlined operations, reduced TCO, and flexible physical or virtual deployment options provided by the BloxOne Platform.