Evaluate, Test and Optimize SD-WAN

SD-WAN is a software-defined WAN architecture that simplifies policy management, leverages lower-cost broadband and mobile internet access, and provides dynamic application-aware capabilities. The benefits of SD-WAN include more efficient use of available bandwidth for better end-user experience, increased enterprise productivity, all while hopefully lowering costs.

But how do you properly evaluate competing SD-WAN solutions? And how can you ensure your mission and business critical applications will perform to expected levels after deploying SD-WAN? From proof of concept to post-deployment, Aukua's unique test and troubleshooting capabilities help our customers address questions like these while considering real-world network delay and congestion conditions in the lab.

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Software-Defined Wide Area NetworkingSD-WAN Architecture
What is SD-WAN?

Evaluate, test and optimize so you can deploy SD-WAN with confidence

Aukua's MGA2510 and XGA4250 are perfectly positioned to help, with our powerful and flexible 3-in-1 architecture supporting network emulation, traffic generation and inline packet capture and traffic analyzer.


Conduct realistic Proof of Concept testing in your lab to provide actionable insights into the benefits of SD-WAN. Demonstrate with empirical data how solutions from various vendors perform against a wide variety of real-world network delay and congestion scenarios, and not just ideal lab conditions. Determine with greater confidence which SD-WAN solution best fits your needs.


Create outages or subtle congestion scenarios with high latency to verify proper detection, failover mechanisms and application priority policies. Verify those policies properly differentiate and treat mission critical and latency-sensitive applications, from less important traffic. Characterize application performance, response times and end user experience.


Tune applications and determine with greater confidence the proper SD-WAN policy configurations that work best for your organization. Discover the required minimum viable bandwidth allocations and maximum tolerable latencies for mission critical and latency sensitive applications.

Aukua MGA2510 Emulating SD-WAN
An example test case using the Aukua Network Impairment Emulator to emulate the network conditions of an SD-WAN deployment scenario for the purposes of evaluating real-world application performance from the lab with a controlled and repeatable methodology.

Solution Highlights

  • Conduct Proof of Concept testing under real-world network conditions
  • Evaluate SD-WAN application-aware routing features against changing network delay and congestion
  • Optimize management and application performance policies using empirical data
  • Determine minimum viable bandwidth and maximum latency requirements for mission and business critical applications
  • Verify application robustness against a variety of real-world SD-WAN fail-over scenarios
  • Perform throughput performance testing, functional testing and measure latency of SD-WAN solutions

Aukua MGA2510 - Complete 3 in 1 Ethernet Test System

Industry Unique 3 in 1 Ethernet Test and Visibility System

Comprehensive solution enabling real-world SD-WAN Proof of Concept to Performance testing

Traffic Generator

Verify throughput performance, accurately measure one-way or two-way latency, or conduct real-time Bit Error Rate (BER) testing to prove system integrity. The traffic generator also has unique support for proprietary protocols, and a powerful PCAP Player.

Network Impairment Emulator

Repeatable and programmable "real-world" testing in the lab insert delay, limit bandwidth, or introduce network impairment conditions for negative functional testing, to efficiently reproduce customer found problems, or for realistic performance testing. Ethernet and Fibre Channel supported.

Inline Capture and Analyzer

Transparently sit inline between systems under test to capture packets with nanosecond precision timestamps. Monitor traffic in real-time, and gain visibility to quickly troubleshoot hard to find problems. Perform event timing correlation and analysis.