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April 28, 2010
Ixia Demonstrates High-Density 10GE Testing for IxN2X Platform at Interop

Ixia, a global provider of converged IP network test solutions, has demonstrated its new NGY high-density 10GE load module running the company's recently acquired IxN2X platform at its Interop (News - Alert) 2010.

Officials with Ixia said that NGY load modules provide the industry's highest-density 10GE traffic generation solution, and offer complete with layer 2-7 packet generation, routing emulation, and application testing functionality in a single load module.

Company officials said that the new NGY 10GE hardware uses the same field-proven architecture as Ixia's (News - Alert) legacy IxYukon load modules with increased performance.

According to company officials, the coupling of the IxN2X platform to Ixia hardware provides a seamless integration path for customers who want to take advantage of previous IxN2X investments and test scripting, while needing higher-density 10GE hardware not previously offered by the Agilent (News - Alert) N2X product line.

It also allows customers to combine N2X and NGY ports in a single test configuration.

"Ixia's development of the NGY 10GE load module simplifies the integration of IxN2X and Ixia solutions by allowing both sets of applications to run on unifying hardware," said Rajiv Papneja, director of technology at Isocore, in a statement.

Papneja said that the combination of IxN2X applications on high-density 10GE cards and ability to use Ixia's test applications allows users to test a broader spectrum of technologies and devices using a single test platform.

This combination of the N2X line and Ixia hardware reinforces Ixia's commitment to preserve the IxN2X roadmap. The demonstration comes on the heels of the just-released 6.13 version of the IxN2X software.

"Since its acquisition in October 2009, IxN2X has become an important part of our testing arsenal, and we're determined to continue to support the software and hardware through technology advances," said Atul Bhatnagar (News - Alert), president and CEO of Ixia.

Bhatnagar said that with this demonstration at Interop, and the release of the 6.13 software, Ixia has clearly proven that the company is committed to delivering on a strong future for IxN2X.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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