Toolwire and Shunra Partner to Deliver Innovative Application Performance Engineering Enablement Solution

Toolwire and Shunra Partner to Deliver Innovative Application Performance Engineering Enablement Solution

Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012

Toolwire (, a leading Experiential Learning solutions provider, has announced the release of Quick Labs, a highly effective on-demand education solution developed for its newest partner, Shunra (, the industry-recognized authority in network virtualization and application performance engineering (APE).

Shunra, which currently serves 75 of the Fortune 100 companies, partnered with Toolwire to develop an education solution that would fit the dynamic schedules of performance engineers within the systems integrator community and its 2,500 corporate customers, and provide these organizations with the fastest and easiest way to ensure value from several leading Shunra PerformanceSuite solutions, including Shunra vCat, Shunra for HP Software, and Shunra NetworkCatcher.

Quick Labs, an audio and video-enabled extension of Toolwire’s LiveLabs, are cutting edge workforce training solutions that deliver personalized on-demand learning in a way that is highly engaging, effective, and provides measurable results through prescribed assessment tasks. These learning solutions facilitate the foundational learning necessary to get started and optimize results using Shunra’s capabilities.

“Media-rich instruction, delivered in short manageable sessions is proving to be a powerful way to learn,” commented Graeme Johnston, Shunra’s Sr. Director, Global Education & Certification. “Quick Labs are unique in the way they fully embed audio and video learning modules into the learning process in a holistic way that supports knowledge transfer, hands-on practice, and assessment all in one. Not only is this type of learning more engaging, it has been proven to be more successful.”

“At Toolwire, we are committed to meeting the needs of today’s learner. Whether employees learn best by reading, listening, watching, or doing, Quick Labs equally support all of the ways that learners process information. They are a powerful and highly flexible way to learn,” said Steve Lynch, Toolwire’s Director of Learning Solutions. “In order to better fit the tight schedules of workers today, the hands-on exercises are now available to learners online anytime, anywhere and are broken into shorter segments than traditional labs. These abbreviated sessions allow users to gain the knowledge they need and quickly return to the task at hand.”

“Toolwire is excited to work with Shunra on this program,” said Cameron D. Crowe, Executive Vice President, Toolwire. “Quick Labs are the perfect training solutions for Shunra’s large base of customers and partners. Hosted by Toolwire and backed by our Learner Advocacy team, these trusted solutions enable organizations to focus on their core mission while Toolwire takes care of the rest. Our dedicated support team is committed to doing whatever it takes to provide instructors, IT-staff, and end-users with the best possible experience around the world, around the clock, 365 days a year.”


About Shunra

Shunra is the industry-recognized authority in network virtualization and application performance engineering (APE), and a pioneer in WAN emulation technology. Shunra’s 2500 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, Verizon, Walt Disney and the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Shunra is headquartered in Philadelphia and privately held.

About Toolwire

Toolwire is a learning solutions provider specializing in products and services for Experiential Learning. Serving global leaders in both the private sector and Higher Education, Toolwire’s core competencies include developing rich media educational content and providing Learning-as-a-Service that fully supports the needs of learning institutions. Toolwire Learnscapes, StudentDesktops, Scenarios, and LiveLabs provide the quickest, most effective way to develop skills and enhance student success. These innovative learning solutions enable organizations to provide “virtual internships” across a broad range of subjects including Business, Health Care, Legal, Information Technology, and more. For more information, please visit

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