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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler应用交付控制器(ADC) 与F5 Networks解决方案的真实环境应用交付性能对比

Document number: 214107SC
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

为数据中心选择应用交付控制器(ADC)解决方案时,名副其实、 可测量的性能是一大关键要素;但面对ADC产品中提供的令人眼花 缭乱的各种功能,了解产品在真实环境中的实际性能至关重要。许 多传统负载均衡设备(load balancer)和ADC都使用专用的硬件,但 思杰倾向于以软件为中心的方法,使用标准的英特尔硬件(包含可 轻松实现虚拟化的专用软件)作为其NetScaler ADC产品的基础。

思杰委托Tolly,在设计用于模拟真实使用环境的场景下对以下两款 产品的通用配置进行了性能评估和对比:思杰公司的几种NetScaler 型号和F5 Networks公司BIG-IP系列ADC解决方案中的同等产品。Tolly 发现,NetScaler可提供比F5产品高480%的性能。
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler應用程式傳遞控制器(ADC) 與F5 Networks解決方案的真實環境應用程式傳遞性能比較

Document number: 214107TH
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

為當代資料中⼼心選擇應⽤用程式傳遞控制器(ADC)解決⽅方案時,名副 其實、可測量的性能是關鍵要素;但⾯面對ADC產品中所提供令⼈人眼 花繚亂的各種功能,瞭解產品在真實環境中的實際性能⾄至關重要。 許多傳統負載均衡設備(load balancer)和ADC都使⽤用專⽤用的硬 體,但Citrix傾向於以軟體為中⼼心的⽅方法,使⽤用標準Intel硬體(包含 可輕鬆實現虛擬化的專⽤用軟體)作為其NetScaler ADC產品的基礎。

Citrix委託Tolly,在設計⽤用於模擬真實使⽤用環境的場景下對以下兩款 產品的通⽤用組態進⾏行性能評估和⽐比較:Citrix公司的幾種NetScaler 型號和F5 Networks公司BIG-IP系列ADC解決⽅方案中的同等產品。 Tolly發現,NetScaler可提供⽐比F5產品⾼高480%的性能。
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Controlador de entrega de aplicaciones (ADC) Citrix NetScaler Evaluación del rendimiento de la entrega de aplicaciones en el mundo real comparado con F5 Networks

Document number: 214107ES
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

Es cierto que el rendimiento medible es un factor clave al seleccionar una solución de controlador de entrega de aplicaciones (ADC) para centros de datos modernos; sin embargo, con tantas funciones diferentes disponibles en un ADC, es importante comprender el rendimiento real en situaciones reales. Si bien muchos balanceoadores de carga y ADC tradicionales utilizan hardware especial, Citrix optó por un enfoque que prioriza al software, en el cual se utiliza hardware Intel estándar con software especializado que se puede virtualizar fácilmente como base para su ADC NetScaler.

Citrix encomendó a Tolly la evaluación del rendimiento usando configuraciones comunes de varios modelos de NetScaler junto con productos comparables de la línea de soluciones de ADC BIG-IP de F5 Networks en situaciones diseñadas para simular el uso real. Tolly comprobó que NetScaler proporciona hasta el 480% del rendimiento de los modelos F5.
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Beurteilung der Anwendungsbereitstellungs-Performance in realitätsnahen Einsatzszenarien im Vergleich zu F5 Networks

Document number: 214107DE
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

Echte, messbare Leistung stellt einen wesentlichen Faktor bei der Auswahl einer Application Delivery Controller- (ADC-) Lösung für moderne Rechenzentren dar. Angesichts der hohen Anzahl unterschiedlicher Funktionen, die innerhalb eines ADC verfügbar sind, ist es jedoch wichtig, das tatsächliche Leistungsverhalten in realitätsnahen Szenarien einschätzen zu können. Während viele herkömmliche Load Balancer (Lastverteiler) und ADCs eine spezielle Hardware verwenden, setzt Citrix stattdessen auf einen softwareorientierten Ansatz. Hierbei kommt Standard-Hardware von Intel gemeinsam mit einer spezialisierten Software zum Einsatz, die sich als Basis für den NetScaler ADC problemlos virtualisieren lässt.
>br /> Citrix beauftragte Tolly mit einer Leistungsbeurteilung. Hierbei wurden häufig verwendete Konfigurationen mehrerer NetScaler-Modelle sowie vergleichbare Produkte der BIG-IP-Serie von ADC-Lösungen von F5 Networks in Szenarien getestet, die ein realistisches Nutzungsverhalten simulieren. Tolly stellte hierbei fest, dass NetScaler bis zu 480% der Leistung der F5-Modellelieferte.
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Évaluation des performances de répartition des applications dans le monde réel par rapport à F5 Networks

Document number: 214107FR
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

Des performances authentiques et mesurables sont indispensables lors du choix d’une solution de contrôleur de mise à disposition d’applications (ADC) pour les centres de données modernes. Cependant, au vu de la quantité de fonctions disponibles dans un contrôleur ADC, il est important de comprendre les performances réelles obtenues dans des scénarios concrets. Alors que de nombreux équilibreurs de charge et contrôleurs ADC traditionnels utilisent du matériel spécial, Citrix a opté pour une approche logicielle qui exploite du matériel Intel standard avec des logiciels spécialisés, faciles à virtualiser, comme base pour son contrôleur ADC NetScaler.

Citrix a commissionné Tolly pour évaluer les performances des configurations courantes de plusieurs modèles NetScaler, ainsi que celles de produits comparables de solutions ADC de la gamme BIG-IP de F5 Networks dans des scénarios conçus pour simuler un usage réel. Tolly a découvert que NetScaler assure jusqu’à 480% des performances des modèle F5.
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Valutazione delle performance di application delivery nel mondo reale in confronto con reti F5 Networks

Document number: 214107IT
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

È vero, la misurazione della performance è un fattore chiave nella selezione di una soluzione Application Delivery Controller (ADC) per data center moderni, ma con così tante funzioni diverse disponibili negli ADC, è importante capire l'effettiva performance in ambienti del mondo reale. Mentre molti bilanciatori di carico e ADC usano uno speciale hardware, Citrix ha optato per un primo approccio software che usa hardware Intel standard con un software specializzato facilmente virtualizzabile come base per il proprio NetScaler ADC.
< br /> Citrix ha commissionato a Tolly la valutazione della performance usando configurazioni comuni di diversi modelli NetScaler, con prodotti comparabili della linea BIG-IP di F5 Networks di soluzioni ADC in ambienti creati per simulare l'utilizzo nel mondo reale. Tolly ha rilevato che NetScaler forniva una performance fino al 480% dei modelli F5.
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Representatieve vergelijking van de prestaties bij Application Delivery tegenover F5 Networks

Document number: 214107NL
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

Echte, meetbare prestaties zijn van essentieel belang bij de selectie van een Application Delivery Controller (ADC) toepassing voor moderne data centers, maar een ADC heeft zoveel functies dat het belangrijk is om de feitelijke prestaties in reële scenario's te leren kennen. Veel traditionele toepassingen voor load balancing en ADC's maken gebruik van speciale hardware. Citrix heeft echter primair voor een software-oplossing gekozen die van standaard Intel- hardware gebruik maakt. Hierop draait speciale software die eenvoudig gevirtualiseerd kan worden en dan dient als basis voor de Citrix Netscaler ADC.

Citrix heeft Tolly opdracht gegeven de prestaties te evalueren van Netscaler modellen in gangbare configuraties naast die van vergelijkbare producten uit de F5 Networks BIG-IP ADC's in scenario's die de dagelijkse praktijk nabootsen. Tolly heeft hierbij gemeten dat de prestaties van de Netscaler tot 480% beter zijn dan van de F5-modellen.
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Контроллер доставки приложений Citrix NetScaler (КДП) Оценка производительности доставки приложений в реальных условиях по сравнению с решениями F5 Networks

Document number: 214107RU
Release Date: 03 Jun 2014

Фактическая, измеряемая производительность является ключевым фактором при выборе контроллера доставки приложений (КДП) для современных центров обработки данных (ЦОД). Но из-за обширной функциональности КДП важно понимать его фактическую производительность в реальных условиях эксплуатации. В то время как многие традиционные решения балансировки нагрузки и КДП построены на основе специализированного аппаратного обеспечения, компания Citrix разработала свой КДП NetScaler на основе специализированного программного обеспечения, работающего на стандартных аппаратных платформах Intel, которые легко виртуализировать.

Компания Citrix заказала Tolly провести сравнительную оценку производительности типовых конфигураций нескольких моделей NetScaler с сопоставимыми КДП BIG-IP производства F5 Networks в условиях, приближенных к реальным. По результатам тестирования компании Tolly решение NetScaler обеспечило прирост производительности до 480% по сравнению с моделями F5.
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Real-World Application Delivery Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks

Document number: 214107
Release Date: 20 Mar 2014

True, measurable performance is a key factor when selecting an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solution for modern data centers, but with so many different functions available in an ADC, it is important to understand the actual performance in real-world scenarios. While many traditional load balancers and ADCs use special hardware, Citrix opted for a software first approach that uses standard Intel hardware with specialized software that can be easily virtualized as a basis for its NetScaler ADC.

Citrix commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance using common configurations of several NetScaler models along with comparable products from F5 Networks’ BIG-IP line of ADC solutions in scenarios designed to simulate real-world use. Tolly found NetScaler provided up to 480% the performance of the F5 models.
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Radware Ltd. Radware AppDirector x08 and x16 Application Switches: Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 1600 and 3600

Document number: 210104
Release Date: 12 Apr 2010

Radware commissioned Tolly to validate the performance of the AppDirector 4016 and the newly-introduced 4008 vs F5’s newly-introduced BIG-IP 1600 and 3600 running F5’s newest version, 10.0. This comes two years after the release of the Tolly report showing AppDirector x16’s superior performance over the F5 BIG-IP 1500, 6400 and 6800 platforms.

The project measured the throughput, transaction rates and response times of the systems while processing layer 7 transactions with and without SSL termination. Tests also measured system performance while the systems were subject to a number of denial-of-service attacks.

The test methodology used for this report relies upon test procedures, metrics and documentation practices as defined by Tolly Common Test Plan #1077 Application Switch Performance.
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Radware Ltd. Radware AppDirector x08 and x16 Application Switches: Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 1600 and 3600

Document number: 210104JP
Release Date: 17 Mar 2010

Radware commissioned Tolly to validate the performance of the AppDirector 4016 and the newly-introduced 4008 vs F5’s newly-introduced BIG-IP 1600 and 3600 running F5’s newest version, 10.0. This comes two years after the release of the Tolly report showing AppDirector x16’s superior performance over the F5 BIG-IP 1500, 6400 and 6800 platforms.

The project measured the throughput, transaction rates and response times of the systems while processing layer 7 transactions with and without SSL termination. Tests also measured system performance while the systems were subject to a number of denial-of-service attacks.

The test methodology used for this report relies upon test procedures, metrics and documentation practices as defined by Tolly Common Test Plan #1077 Application Switch Performance.
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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Brocade ServerIron ADX 1000 Application Switch with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Acceleration

Document number: 210101
Release Date: 20 Jan 2010

Brocade Communications, Inc. commissioned Tolly to validate the SSL and layer 7 performance of its ServerIron ADX 1000 application switch.

Test measured both transaction and data throughput for SSL (encrypted) and unencrypted layer 7 traffic. Results were compared with vendor-published results for similar products from Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems and F5 Networks. Cost per transaction and cost per Gigabit per second of throughput were calculated for all of the systems.

Tests were based on the Tolly Common Test Plan #1077 Application Switch Performance. (For more information see http://CommonTestPlan.org.)
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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Brocade ServerIron ADX 10000 10 GbE Performance and Scalability

Document number: 209150
Release Date: 01 Nov 2009

Brocade Communications, Inc. commissioned Tolly to validate the performance of its ServerIron ADX 10000 application switch. This device was outfitted with 16 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections and ran 32 application processing cores.

Test covered L4-7 performance measuring transactions and connections per second, aggregate bandwidth, DNS query response capacity and resistance to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
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Citrix Systems, Inc. Citrix NetScaler MPX 17000 v9.1 Application Delivery Controller with nCore Technology: Latency versus F5 BIG-IP v10

Document number: 209127
Release Date: 30 Jun 2009

Citrix Systems commissioned Tolly to benchmark the latency of its NetScaler MPX17000 application delivery controller and compare that to the F5 BIG-IP 8800.

Tests were run using the latest software from both vendors with each appliance outfitted with its maximum number of 10GbE interfaces.

Ixia network testing equipment was used to drive various loads ranging from 1,200 to 1.2 million concurrent connections.

The Citrix NetScaler appliance consistently delivered significantly lower latency than the F5 BIG-IP across the range of tests.

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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Brocade ServerIron ADX 8000 10 GbE Performance and Scalability

Document number: 209122
Release Date: 11 May 2009

Brocade Communications, Inc. commissioned Tolly to validate the performance of its ServerIron ADX 8000 application switch. This device was outfitted with 16 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections and ran 32 application processing cores.

Test covered L4-7 performance measuring transactions and connections per second, aggregate bandwidth, DNS query response capacity and resistance to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

This is the FIRST test to be published in accordance with Tolly Common Test Plan #1077 Application Switches V1.1. That document is available for license and you can find more information about it on the Tolly Common Test Plan website.

Note: The actual test environment was demonstrated at the Brocade booth at Interop Las Vegas May 2009.

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Radware Ltd. "Talking Outside the Box": Podcast Interview with Radware's Nir Ilani and Overview of Tolly Testing

Document number: 208333
Release Date: 05 Dec 2008

This 12-minute podcast focuses on Radware's series of OnDemand Switches. Tolly Group Founder, Kevin Tolly, provides an overview of a recent Tolly Group tests of a number of Radware switches.

In addition, Charlie Bruno, Executive Editor of The Tolly Group, discusses the ramifications of the test with Nir Ilani, Product Marketing Director at Radware. Details of the test can be found in Tolly Group document 208285 through 208288.

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Radware Ltd. Radware OnDemand Switch 1 & OnDemand Switch 2 AppDirector Version 1.06 Competitive Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 6800

Document number: 208288
Release Date: 16 Sep 2008

Radware commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the performance of its OnDemand Switch 1 & 2 AppDirector, the company’s nextgeneration application switch, in comparison with F5 Network’s BIG-IP 6800.

The goal was to measure performance while handling challenging tasks to determine which device offers the higher Layer 7 transaction rate and faster response time. Tolly Group engineers determined the transactions-per-second (tps) rate and the corresponding throughput and response time for 10 object sizes at Layer 7 in multiple scenarios of a single HTTP request per connection and 10 HTTP requests per connection. They also in conjunction tested the ability of the platforms to maintain performance while dealing with DDoS attack packets.

Tests were conducted in February 2008.

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Radware Ltd. Radware OnDemand Switch 1 & OnDemand Switch 2 AppDirector Version 1.06 Competitive Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 6400

Document number: 208287
Release Date: 16 Sep 2008

Radware commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the performance of its OnDemand Switch 1 & 2 AppDirector, the company’s nextgeneration application switch, in comparison with F5 Network’s BIG-IP 6400.

The goal was to measure performance while handling challenging tasks to determine which device offers the higher Layer 7 transaction rate and faster response time. Tolly Group engineers determined the transactions-per-second (tps) rate and the corresponding throughput and response time for 10 object sizes at Layer 7 in multiple scenarios of a single HTTP request per connection and 10 HTTP requests per connection. They also in conjunction tested the ability of the platforms to maintain performance while dealing with DDoS attack packets.

Tests were conducted in February 2008.

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Coyote Point Systems, Inc. Coyote Point Systems Inc. Equalizer E350si Competitive Performance and Feature Evaluation versus Barracuda Networks Load Balancer 340

Document number: 208329
Release Date: 05 Sep 2008

Coyote Point Systems Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the Equalizer E350si, a Layer 4-7 load-balancing appliance designed to provide Enterprise-class performance aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses (and budgets). Coyote Point also asked The Tolly Group to evaluate the Equalizer E350si against Barracuda Networks Load Balancer 340. The Barracuda Load Balancer 340 was chosen because the vendor’s specifications show it offers similar capabilities to the Equalizer E350si.

Tolly Group engineers measured the transaction rate, response time and aggregate throughput at Layer 4 and Layer 7 when handling 64-byte and 16Kbyte object sizes. Engineers also verified the features from various categories such as scalability, flexibility and ease of management.

Tests were conducted in July 2008.

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Radware Ltd. Radware OnDemand Switch 1 AppDirector Version 1.06 Competitive Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 1500

Document number: 208286
Release Date: 31 Jul 2008

Radware commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the performance of its OnDemand Switch 1 AppDirector Version 1.06, the company’s next-generation platform, in comparison with F5 Network’s BIG-IP 1500.

Tolly Group engineers determined the connection-per-second (cps) rate and the corresponding throughput and response time for 10 object sizes at Layer 7 in multiple scenarios of a single HTTP request per connection and 10 HTTP requests per connection, while also testing the ability of the platforms to maintain service levels while dealing with DDoS attack.

Tests were conducted in February 2008.

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A10 Networks AX 3200 Ver. 1.2.3 Performance Evaluation of AX 3200 Advanced Traffic Manager with HTTP Caching

Document number: 208312
Release Date: 05 May 2008

A10 Networks, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the AX 3200 Advanced Traffic Manager, A10’s next generation server load balancer. A10 Networks asked The Tolly Group to test the AX 3200 using the same test methodologies used by F5 Networks in its public performance report.

In January 2008, Tolly Group engineers benchmarked the connection-per-second (cps) rate, transaction-per-second (tps) rate, SYN cookies, and aggregate throughput of the AX 3200 at Layer 4, Layer 7 plus SSL sessions for five object sizes ranging from 128- to 512K-bytes and for different numbers of HTTP requests per TCP connections. In April 2008, engineers also measured the Layer 7 switching performance with HTTP Caching enabled.

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A10 Networks VirtualN Technology Performance and Scalability Evaluation of VirtualN Running on AX 3200 Advanced Traffic Manager

Document number: 208295
Release Date: 29 Apr 2008

A10 Networks, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the company’s VirtualN technology, an innovative Web Application Delivery on-demand solution running on multiple AX 3200 Advanced Traffic Manager devices.

Tolly Group engineers benchmarked the connection-per-second (cps) rate, transaction-per-second (tps) rate, SSL capability, HTTP caching and aggregate throughput of one, two and four units of the AX 3200 at Layer 4 and Layer 7 for two object sizes, 128 bytes and 8 Kbytes.

Tests were conducted in April 2008.
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Radware Ltd. OnDemand Switch 1 & OnDemand Switch 2 AppDirector Version 1.06 Competitive Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 6800, BIG-IP 6400 and BIG-IP 1500

Document number: 208285
Release Date: 01 Apr 2008

Radware commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the performance of its OnDemand Switches, the vendor’s next-generation platforms that reportedly delivers over 3.7 Gbps. Engineers valuated the performance of the OnDemand switches against F5 Network’s BIG-IP 6800, BIG-IP 6400 and BIG-IP 1500 platforms. The goal was to measure performance while also handling hallenging tasks, Layer 7 operations and transaction processing under DDoS attacks, and validate the readiness of the products for next-generation applications.

Engineers measured the transaction-persecond (tps) rate, throughput and response time for 10 object sizes at Layer 7 in multiple scenarios of a single HTTP request per connection and 10 HTTP requests per connection, while also testing the ability of the platforms to maintain performance while dealing with DDoS attack packets. Tests were conducted in February 2008.

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A10 Networks A10 Networks, Inc. AX 3200 Ver. 1.2 Performance Evaluation of Application Delivery Controller

Document number: 208280
Release Date: 23 Jan 2008

A10 Networks, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the AX 3200 Advanced Traffic Manager, A10’s next-generation server load balancer. A10 Networks asked The Tolly Group to test the AX 3200 using the same test cases used by F5 Networks in its publicly available performance report. Additionally, price/performance calculations were performed.

Tolly Group engineers benchmarked the connection-per-second (cps) rate, transaction-per-second (tps) rate, SYN cookies, and aggregate throughput of the AX 3200 at Layer 4, Layer 7 plus SSL sessions for five object sizes ranging from 128- to 512K-bytes. Then, engineers calculated the price/performance. Tests were conducted in December 2007.

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A10 Networks A10 Networks, Inc. AX 2100 Ver. 1.2 Competitive Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 3400 ver. 9.2.5

Document number: 208265
Release Date: 23 Jan 2008

A10 Networks, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the price/performance advantages of the AX 2100 Advanced Traffic Manager, a next-generation server load balancer that serves up Enterprise-class performance in a cost-effective fashion.

A10 Networks asked The Tolly Group to use the same test cases as an F5 Networks publicly available performance report and evaluate the AX 2100 alongside F5 Networks’ BIG-IP 3400.

Tolly Group engineers determined the connection-per-second (cps) rate at Layer 4, the SSL transaction-per-second (tps) rate at Layer 7 and aggregate throughput of the AX 2100 and the F5 BIG-IP 3400. Engineers used the performance results to calculate price/performance metrics. Testing was conducted in December 2007.

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Nortel Nortel Application Switch 2424/3408 Evaluation of Security, Resiliency and Load Balancing on a Network Supporting Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 and Nortel Multimedia Communications Server 5100

Document number: 207179
Release Date: 16 Feb 2007

Nortel commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate a converged network infrastructure for Enterprise users to illustrate the load-balancing capabilities of its Nortel Application Switch 2424/3408.

Tests attempted to show Nortel Application Switch support for Server Load Balancing for servers running Nortel MCS or Microsoft LCS - either locally, or across the network. Tests also illustrated the ability of the Nortel Application Switch to detect and block security attacks like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Tests were conducted in November 2006.

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Nortel Nortel Application Switch 2424/3408 Evaluation of Resiliency and Load Balancing on a Network Supporting Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005

Document number: 207177
Release Date: 17 Jan 2007

Nortel commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate a converged network infrastructure for Enterprise users to illustrate the load balancing capabilities of its Nortel Application Switch 2424/3408.

The series of tests called for demonstrating that Application Switches can load balance user sessions across Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 (LCS Server) within a pool, both on–site and across a network. Tests also aimed to verify that the Application Switch provides resiliency by seamlessly taking over the available and new user sessions from other sites in the network, in the event of a failure of an Application Switch or LCS server.

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Coyote Point Systems, Inc. Coyote Point Systems Equalizer E350si Competitive Performance Evaluation versus F5 Networks BIG-IP 1500 and BIG-IP 3400

Document number: 205131
Release Date: 14 Nov 2005

Coyote Point Systems, Inc. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate the Equalizer E350si, an entry-level Layer 4/7 load-balancing switch designed to serve up Enterprise-class performance in a cost effective fashion. Furthermore, Coyote Point asked The Tolly Group to evaluate the Equalizer E350si solution alongside several comparable offerings from F5 Networks.

Tolly Group engineers tested the Equalizer E350si, measuring its Layer 4 connection rate, Layer 7 transaction rate and aggregate throughput (Mbps) at both Layer 4 and Layer 7. Engineers benchmarked the performance of the Equalizer E350si against an F5 Networks BIG-IP 1500 and a BIG-IP 3400, two devices that cost 2.5X to almost 4X more than the Equalizer E350si.

Tests were conducted by Tolly Group engineers in September 2005 at Tolly Group headquarters in Boca Raton, FL. Results show that the Equalizer E350si outperformed the BIG-IP 1500 in every test, offered near-comparable performance to the much more expensive BIG-IP 3400, and offered compelling price/performance advantages.
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