Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ixia Scales 10GE Testing on IxN2X Platform

Ixia demonstrated its new NGY high-density 10GE load module running on its recently acquired IxN2X platform. This provides a high-density 10GE traffic generation solution with layer 2-7 packet generation, routing emulation, and application testing functionality. The new NGY 10GE hardware uses the same field-proven architecture as Ixia's legacy IxYukon load modules.

Ixia said this combination of the N2X line and Ixia hardware reinforces its commitment to preserve the IxN2X roadmap. A newly-released 6.13 version of the IxN2X software includes:

  • IEEE 1588 precision timing protocol emulation

  • L2VPN BGP emulation software

  • IPv6 capabilities for PPPoX

  • SIP over IPv6 emulation

  • HDMI Ethernet test capability

  • PVST+ Emulation

  • New high performance controller running 64-bit Windows 2008.
  • In October 2009, Ixia acquired Agilent's N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash. The Agilent N2X is a multiservices test solution for validating the performance and scalability characteristics of next-generation network equipment. The platform offers a range of testing scenarios across broadband access, carrier edge and IP/MPLS core. Several N2X 2-slot and 4-slot chassis models are available along with various test cards for SONET/SDH transport, carrier routing, broadband access and enterprise networks and devices.

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