Gnodal selects Spirent to showcase performance of GS-Series switches

Telecom Lead America: Spirent Communications announced
that Gnodal selected Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics dX to showcase the
performance of the GS-Series Family of switches including its latest GS-Series
40G Ethernet switch.

Gnodal conducted low latency performance testing of the
GS4008 and GS0072 High Speed Ethernet switches individually as well as part of
a two-tier data center fabric.

The test will be showcased during Interop Las Vegas 2012.
The demonstration features the 32-port Spirent HyperMetrics dX, generating
traffic to Gnodal top of rack switches, interconnected with the new GS-Series
40G Ethernet switch.

The Gnodal Fabric allows for extremely low latency
communication, an order of magnitude lower than competitive offerings and
provides scalability to thousands of ports,” said Bob Fernander, CEO of Gnodal.

Spirent has allowed us to put our data center switches
to the test and demonstrate 40GbE performance with sub 285 nanosecond latency
within the GS0072 and also demonstrate the scalability of the Gnodal Fabric
vital in delivering data center applications,” Fernander added.

The Spirent HyperMetrics dX module can fully load modern
multi-terabit backplanes and fabrics to assess system performance and verify reliability
when deployed in large mission critical environments supporting millions of
user application flows.

Forwarding performance, low-latency and flow scalability
are critical metrics for data center switch vendors but accurately measuring
all these metrics together is no easy task,” said Jurrie van den Breekel,
director of product marketing at Spirent.

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