Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ixia Launches Carrier-Grade, High-Density, 40Gbps Network Monitoring Switch

Following on its recent acquisition of Anue Systems, Ixia introduced a carrier-grade, high-density, 40Gbps network monitoring switch. The Anue Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) 5293, which extends the existing Anue network visibility product line, is designed to help operators improve data center productivity by connecting multiple network monitoring tools to a large number of 40GbE, 10GbE, and 1GbE interfaces. The network monitoring switch facilitates end-to-end visibility into the packet network, including the 4G LTE packet core.

Key features of the Anue NTO 5293 include:

  • 640Gbps, non-blocking backplane for up to 16 40GbE ports or up to 64 10GbE ports in a 2 rack unit chassis

  • Redundant features to ensure uninterrupted network visibility where high availability is required

  • Drag-and-drop control panel allows users to aggregate, filter and distribute network traffic to monitoring tools with a few mouse clicks — both boosting productivity and lowering operating expense

  • NEBS Level 1 certified and NEBS Level 3 certification in progress, for reliable telecommunications network monitoring.