Thursday, 24 August 2017

Ixia delivers advanced 100GbE visibility solution

Ixia
Monday 22 April 13

Ixia has further advanced its award-winning Ixia Anue Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) solutions, which substantially extend actionable insight into complex, high-speed service provider and enterprise data centre networks. Networks continue to expand in complexity, scale and bandwidth with the exponential growth of data traffic from mobile devices and applications. As service providers and enterprises roll out 100GbE networks, they need visibility solutions that provide the actionable insight required to meet performance expectations…

Ixia has further advanced its award-winning Ixia Anue Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) solutions, which substantially extend actionable insight into complex, high-speed service provider and enterprise data centre networks. Networks continue to expand in complexity, scale and bandwidth with the exponential growth of data traffic from mobile devices and applications. As service providers and enterprises roll out 100GbE networks, they need visibility solutions that provide the actionable insight required to meet performance expectations.

The Anue NTO provides complete network visibility into physical and virtual networks and allows large enterprises and mobile carriers to monitor the increasing number of 100GbE network ports with existing 1, 10 and 40GbE monitoring tools. The NTO 100GbE provides investment protection by ensuring that lower bandwidth monitoring tools can connect to higher-speed backbones. The release of the Network Visibility Operating System (NVOS) v3.8 and the 100GbE Interface Module supports new capabilities that improve forensic analysis capabilities, advance application performance monitoring and simplify security monitoring of 100GbE networks. This multi-speed monitoring capability helps companies preserve their previous investments in network visibility tools.

News highlights
An insatiable appetite for bandwidth is driving the need for higher-performance and highly secure networks. As the next generation of Ixia’s industry-leading Anue NTO line of network monitoring switches, the new 100GbE interface module and NVOS provide unprecedented visibility into high-capacity network environments. Additionally, the advanced features improve the ability to perform sophisticated data analysis, which boosts critical operational efficiencies.

With these advancements, Ixia enables users to safeguard the integrity of their networks by providing:

• Speed matching: The new 100GbE Interface Module and NVOS update protect monitoring tool investments by enabling users to perform packet-level monitoring of 100GbE networks at full line rate, utilizing existing 1, 10 and 40GbE monitoring tools. Up to four 100GbE interface modules can be supported on one high-density Anue NTO device, or may be combined with 1, 10 or 40GbE ports in a single 2RU chassis.

• Greater monitoring scalability: Ixia supports the industry’s largest load balancing capacity for monitoring, analysis and security tools by enabling the use of limited-bandwidth monitoring tools in high-capacity environments. Customers managing 100GbE and other high-bandwidth networks can effectively distribute and balance traffic across 32 individual tools, ensuring that each is not overwhelmed or under-utilised.

• Improved forensic analysis capabilities: A new port-tagging feature on NVOS v3.8 tags data packets upon ingress to the Anue NTO. In conjunction with existing precision time stamping features, this allows users to retain critical visibility into network events from a large number of monitored network segments.

• Simple visual management: Powered by the simple yet powerful interface of the Anue NTO, users can easily configure and monitor 100GbE ports to load balance and condition traffic for lower bandwidth tools.

Commentary
“When service performance degrades, every second of downtime impacts both business productivity and its bottom line,” said Charles Thompson, Director of Product Strategy for Network Instruments. “Ixia Anue’s enhanced features, such as port tagging and time stamping, combined with Network Instrument’s performance management solutions help our mutual customers resolve issues faster.”

“With mobile data traffic forecast to increase by twelve times in the next five years, service providers and large enterprises will have to deploy 100GbE as the backbone of their networks,” said Iain Gillott, Founder and President of iGR. “The challenge for the service providers and enterprises is to make the switch as cost effective as possible. The ability to upgrade existing solutions to 100GbE and maintain the same level of visibility is key in the industry-wide 100GbE adoption.”


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