Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ixia delivers smarter network assessments

Ixia
Tuesday 07 May 13

Ixia announced new solutions to expand the validation and resiliency of enterprise networks, including both on-premise and virtual technologies, with the new RackSimTM solution and the IxNetwork AppLibrary. The one-of-its-kind Ixia RackSim is the industry’s first solution to simulate a data centre rack of virtualised servers with all its complexities in a single appliance, while the IxNetwork AppLibrary combines real…

Ixia announced new solutions to expand the validation and resiliency of enterprise networks, including both on-premise and virtual technologies, with the new RackSimTM solution and the IxNetwork AppLibrary. The one-of-its-kind Ixia RackSim is the industry’s first solution to simulate a data centre rack of virtualised servers with all its complexities in a single appliance, while the IxNetwork AppLibrary combines real-world applications with protocols and stateless traffic to more comprehensively test network infrastructure.

News highlights
Although virtualisation improves the efficiency and flexibility of data centres, it also escalates the workload and complexity of server architecture and network infrastructure, putting new demands on both. Previously, enterprises, service providers and equipment manufacturers dealt with costly and often difficult-to-manage-and-configure servers in order to fully simulate a rack of virtualised servers. However, with the new Ixia RackSim, enterprises, cloud providers and equipment manufacturers can:
• Test and validate workload mobility, shared services, dynamic provisioning, resource optimisation, simplified management and disaster recovery of a virtualised data centre.
• Perform operations including the spin-up of VMs and VM migration.
• Simulate hypervisors, virtual machines and application traffic.

Additionally, as enterprises are experiencing more strenuous traffic loads, it is vitally important that networks withstand surges in traffic. With the addition of AppLibrary to the IxNetwork solution, customers now have increased confidence in their networks via an integrated mix of traffic simulations, which is important when trying to right-size networks during provisioning – especially in cloud networks. The IxNetwork AppLibrary helps customers gain this increased insight and the capability to:
• Make better decisions with increased understanding by testing a more accurate mix of traffic running over emulated networks.
• Choose from a comprehensive and up-to-date library of real-world application simulations.
• Set deterministic application performance distribution to accurately mimic real-world traffic scenarios.
• Gain actionable insights with comprehensive real-time analysis per application flow.

Industry Commentary
“Ixia's RackSim provides the unique ability to test a cloud infrastructure by simulating large numbers of virtualised data centre servers, which answers a distinct industry demand within IT operations,” said Derek Granath, Senior Director of Product Management, Extreme Networks. “By simulating a wide range of real-world applications with the IxNetwork AppLibrary, it helps us ensure that we meet the interconnect scale and performance needs of our customers.”

“It is critical that companies have confidence in their network and its ability to work even under strenuous conditions,” said Michael Haugh, Senior Market Development Manager, Ixia. “Ixia’s continued innovations including the new RackSim and the IxNetwork AppLibrary deliver actionable insights to customers to deliver an always-on experience.”


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