Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shunra Partners with Capgemini Group

Shunra, the industry-recognized authority in Application Performance Engineering (APE) solutions for WAN, Web, Mobile, and Cloud-based networks, announced today a new Worldwide Consulting Partnership agreement with Capgemini Group, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The agreement will focus on specialist testing solutions.

Shunra’s solutions allow organizations to implement an APE process that covers: discovery of performance conditions from the target deployment environment, incorporation of real-world network conditions into performance testing environments, reporting of performance results against targets, and analysis of performance bottlenecks. Capgemini Group’s Global Testing Service Line, comprising both Capgemini and wholly-owned subsidiary Sogeti, will adopt Shunra’s APE technology as best practice as part of their performance testing service.

According to a report from National Institute of Standards and Technology, "four of every five dollars of the total cost of ownership of an application is spent and directly attributable to finding and fixing performance issues post-deployment. A full one-third of this cost could be avoided if better software testing was performed."

Capgemini Group will use Shunra’s innovative solutions to help optimize and accelerate non-functional performance testing projects, mitigate the associated risks, and demonstrate results more quickly and at reduced cost. As part of the relationship, Shunra and Capgemini Group will immediately roll out a training and certification program to Capgemini and Sogeti consultants in key geographies.

“Partnering with Capgemini and Sogeti will help provide broad market benefit from Shunra capability and significantly wider awareness of our solutions,” said Bill Varga, Shunra COO. “Capgemini Group has a history of leveraging technical insights to the best advantage for their clients. We are delighted to have the opportunity to jointly deliver our solutions to their client base.”

“For many of our clients, particularly in the financial services, telecommunications and government sectors, ensuring the performance of a business-critical application in a variety of environment scenarios is a very significant challenge. This is especially the case for major application rollouts, large-scale infrastructure changes, and database migrations and consolidations,” said Charlie Li, Vice President of Global Quality and Testing Services for Capgemini Group.

Li added, “In the testing space, Shunra can deliver far more accurate results than alternative technologies because of their ability to simulate network conditions without actually burdening the network. In addition, their technology can reduce the cost of load testing, particularly for mobile applications. For our clients, this represents higher degree of certainty of system load capability and an indication of the scalability of the server stack – significant value for application owners. Therefore the business case for partnering with Shunra and leveraging their technology is a strong one.”

About Shunra

Shunra is the industry-recognized authority in Application Performance Engineering (APE) and a pioneer in WAN Emulation. Shunra’s customers include 75 of the Fortune 100 with some of the most complex and sophisticated networks in the world. Shunra’s APE solutions discover, predict, emulate and analyze the performance of applications over WAN, Web, Mobile and Cloud networks. Shunra delivers dramatic cost savings through customized performance insight, enabling pre-deployment and post-production remediation and optimization. Customers include Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Citibank, eBay, FedEx, GE, IBM, ING Direct, Intel, Marriott, MasterCard, McDonalds, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Oracle, Pepsi, Pfizer, Siemens, Target, Thomson Reuters, TJX, Verizon, Walt Disney and the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Shunra is headquartered in Philadelphia and privately held. For more information, visit www.shunra.com.

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