Testing next generation data center switches, servers, converged network adapters (CNAs), and storage using a single unified test platform is critical to ensuring that the infrastructure is reliable, secure and scalable, and that the goal of resource optimization and improved flexibility is actually realized.
Ixia: The only unified test platform for converged data centers
Ixia accelerates time-to-market, improves confidence and maximizes ROI by integrating the industry's highest-density test cards and most comprehensive portfolio of test applications to provide the only unified test platform for holistic certification of converged data centers.
Ixia's platform and test applications feature:
- Internet and server-to-server traffic to fully load a system with a realistic mixture of north-south and east-west data center traffic
- Real storage traffic with target and initiator emulation to test I/O performance in a converged environment
- Most versatile virtual traffic generators to measure the performance of heavy data movement between virtual machines (VMs)
- Protocol emulation for testing the functionality, performance, scalability and robustness of key technologies, including FCoE and fibre channel protocols, data center bridging protocols that implement lossless Ethernet, and network and authentication protocols
- Fully integrated energy consumption measurements correlated with network load
Use Ixia's test solutions to:
- Accelerate time-to-market using test wizards, industry leading automation, conformance tests and pre-built performance benchmarking test suites
- Improve confidence by testing with the most scalable mix of real-world traffic, protocols and features for complete device characterization both in isolation, and in an end-to-end fashion
- Maximize return on your test investment by running any application on the industry's highest density 2/4/8G fibre channel and 1G, 10G, 40/100G Ethernet load modules supported in the same unified chassis
- Scale up to 192 x 1G Ethernet or 96 x 10 G Ethernet or 96 x 2/4/8G fibre channel interfaces in a 10U height XM12 chassis to fully-load data center equipment and systems
- Run all 8 fibre channel ports at any speed (2/4/8G) to scale test configurations without re-cabling the test setup
- Measure both throughput and I/O performance without resorting to multiple test platforms