Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ixia and Force10 Build Largest 10 GE Switching Test

Ixia and Force10 Networks are planning the world's largest ever public demonstration of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) traffic switching at next week's Interop show in Las Vegas.

Ixia's XM12 chassis and 280 IxYukon 10 GE test ports will be switched through Force10 ExaScale data center optimized core switch/routers - sending and receiving 5.6 terabits per second of traffic. Ixia's IxNetwork 5.40 release will be used to prepare and run the test. IxNetwork's next generation technology increases the scale and performance of Ixia's layer 2/3 testing and enables service level agreement (SLA) validation by measuring up to 4 million service-level flows. Each flow represents a possible customer service such as VoIP, video or data center traffic. These IxNetwork service flows ensure performance benchmarking and QoS enforcement with the ability to dynamically update traffic profiles on the fly. Aggregated and per-flow run-time statistics provide rapid drill-down to isolate device problem areas.

:Our next-generation ExaScale core switch/routers require validation of multi-terabit throughput and latency," said Steve Garrison, Vice President of Marketing at Force10. :Ixia's IxYukon and IxNetwork provide us the high density port capacity, while at the same time giving us the sharp tools that we need to characterize our performance."http://www.force10networks.com

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