Ixia expands Xcellon-Multis portfolio

Ixia has expanded its Xcellon-Multis products with a native 12-port 40GbE load module, the highest 40GbE port density in the industry.

Enabling the validation of large-scale data center networking ecosystems with the addition of the high port density modules and the 10GbE fan-out functionality, the Xcellon-Multis solution gives enterprises and service providers the ability to perform higher speed Ethernet testing.

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Ixia in a statement said growing bandwidth demands from cloud applications, video streaming and other mixed-media data are prompting networking technologies to include higher-density high-speed ports in order to meet consumer demands for a reliable quality of experience. Enterprises, service providers and equipment manufacturers need testing solutions to validate these technologies and their associated networks, while not increasing costs.

Ixia’s Xcellon-Multis offers support for mixed application traffic starting in the second quarter of 2014, at 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE speeds – with a smaller footprint, reduced operating costs and fan-out technology to enable multiple speeds from a single test port.

Xcellon-Multis provides a comprehensive way to test, assess and validate large scale and port count networks to keep pace with increasing bandwidth requirements from complex and rapidly growing Internet traffic. Testing the scalability of high-density data center switches is vital to data centers operators and equipment manufacturers. The Xcellon-Multis scales up to hundreds of 40GbE and 100GbE ports while also providing:

The industry’s highest port density with the new 12x40GbE and 6x40GbE native QSFP variants, which provide customers the unique ability to test and validate networking technologies with the industry’s highest port 100/40/10GbE density for HSE testing solutions.

“Ixia is driven to provide our customers with innovative solutions that enable the fast and reliable delivery of networking technologies,” said Charles Seifert, senior product manager, Ixia. “The expansion of our Xcellon-Multis portfolio provides increased flexibility for HSE testing along with actionable resources to validate networks and ensure customers of an always on experience.”

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