Friday, 22 September 2017

Ixia announces first 50 Gigabit Ethernet validation solution

Ixia
Wednesday 13 January 16

Ixia has announced its 50GbE validation solution, which will enable customers to successfully deploy 50GbE to meet growing bandwidth requirements as well as reduce cost and space considerations for hyper-scale data centers. The 50GbE validation solution builds on the company’s Xcellon-Multis®…

Ixia has announced its 50GbE validation solution, which will enable customers to successfully deploy 50GbE to meet growing bandwidth requirements as well as reduce cost and space considerations for hyper-scale data centers.

The 50GbE validation solution builds on the company’s Xcellon-Multis® family of load modules with 50GbE testing speeds, adding to the previously shipping 10, 25, 40 and 100GbE speeds.

Ixia helped to create the specifications for both 25GbE and 50GbE as a contributing member of the 25G/50G Ethernet Consortium and to the IEEE P802.3by draft standard for 25GbE.

The 50GbE capabilities on Ixia’s Xcellon-Multis QSFP28 follow the company’s introduction of the world’s only shipping 25GbE solution in April 2015, based on the field tested Xcellon-Multis platform.

“We are pleased that Ixia has moved so quickly to add 50-Gigabit Ethernet testing capabilities to the Xcellon-Multis platform, and now offers complete testing capabilities for 10/25 and 40/50/100-Gigabit Ethernet deployments,” said Kevin Deierling, VP marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “The Xcellon-Multis has accelerated our own validation of our end-to-end Ethernet product portfolio of Spectrum, ConnectX-4, and LinkX - switches, network interface cards and cables. This announcement heralds the start of field deployments of 25, 50 and 100-Gigabit per second Ethernet data centers.”

Xcellon-Multis is Ixia's next-generation test solution designed specifically for the extreme testing needs of application intense Web 2.0 companies, cloud and telecommunications service providers, as well as leading network equipment manufacturers (NEMS) for switches, servers and network interface cards.

“Ixia has developed and introduced the world’s first validation solutions for many Ethernet technologies, including 100, 40, 25 and now 50-Gigabit Ethernet,” said Sunil Kalidindi, VP of product management at Ixia. “Ixia was the first and only company to deliver production-ready 25-Gigabit Ethernet testing capability in 2015 on a global basis. Extending our Xcellon-Multis QSFP28 product to 50-Gigabit Ethernet allows customers to access field tested, proven, test and measurement technology without concern for reliability, while maximizing their existing investment in Xcellon-Multis.”


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