Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Extreme and Ixia Collaborate to Speed Service Provider Network Troubleshooting

Extreme Networks and Ixia are collaborating to enhance post-deployment service verification. The companies will integrate Extreme Networks' Ethernet switch platforms and the ExtremeXOS modular operating system with Ixia IxRave Converged Service Verification Solution. Service providers and triple-play enterprise users will benefit from the visibility and insight created by automated network service verification, validation, and active troubleshooting.

Ixia's IxRave service verification system allows service providers and enterprises to diagnose the actual data path with real-world voice, video, and data traffic streams. IxRave utilizes the provider's central office equipment in coordination with customer premise equipment (CPE), network infrastructure hardware and software test endpoints to actively test along the customer's actual network path. Extreme and Ixia are working together to make IxRave software endpoints available in all Extreme Networks Ethernet switches, allowing faster, more accurate network problem resolution for service providers of all sizes.