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April 26, 2010
Data Center Network Testing Solutions at Interop 2010 Showcased by Ixia

Data center network test solutions for network equipment manufacturers, enterprise data centers, information and storage service providers and cloud computing services will be highlighted by Ixia (News - Alert), global provider of converged network IP performance test systems. 

Ixia's test solutions will be highlighted at Interop (News - Alert), Las Vegas and also throughout the show floor at its customers' booths. Separate papers on network security, reliable streaming media delivery, and 4G wireless technology will also be presented by Ixia representatives. Presentations discussing its security solution will be offered at Ixia's booth.

Data centers maintained by enterprises, government agencies and service providers worldwide have network security as their main concern. Every data center has a host of security-specific devices, like firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, anti-spam, anti-virus and outbound filtering devices deployed. The most comprehensive test solution is offered by Ixia which validates the security of these devices while applying line-rate, real-world traffic, exposing security flaws that only occur under stress.

Advantages of major advancements in Ethernet/Fibre Channel convergence, higher speed Ethernet, server virtualization and energy efficiency are taken by the data centers. The advancements appearing in the data center and how operators can ensure that they are tested properly prior to deployment will be showcased by Ixia.

Test solutions for Ethernet/Fibre Channel convergence using fibre channel over Ethernet and related protocols., Virtualization, a unique test solution that tests networks applications from within the virtualized infrastructure and Green Testing which measures energy consumption for networking devices under varying loads will be featured by Ixia.

Ixia is the only test vendor with dozens of deployments of 'K2' 40/100 GE test solution. Ixia had acquired Agilent's (News - Alert)N2X division to provide N2X users with high-density 10 Gbps testing capabilities.  Ixia's new NGY load module will also be unveiled and demonstrated at Interop.

Atul Bhatnagar (News - Alert), president and CEO, Ixia, said the company recognizes the importance of next-generation data center technologies that secure the enterprise's new virtualized architecture to support demanding, converged voice, video, and data applications.

The breadth and depth of Ixia's capabilities will be demonstrated by its security, performance, and interoperability test solutions. Ixia's demonstrations coupled with latest load modules are proof that Ixia is number one in security and data center testing, he concluded.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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