|[March 27, 2014]
Ixia Provides End-to-End Assessments to Ensure Performance in Complex Enterprise Networks
CALABASAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Ixia (News - Alert) (Nasdaq: XXIA) introduced, as part of its newly enhanced IxChariot
suite, its IxChariot 8.0 and IxChariot
Pro solutions that allow customers to meet the rising demand for
operational efficiency and to leverage the agility offered by new
networking technologies. IxChariot provides IT teams the ability to more
easily devise and conduct end-to-end
network assessments that simulate real-world applications and
predict device, system and network performance under realistic load
conditions - all from a web browser.
As network deployment models evolve and cloud computing and
virtualization lead to data center consolidation, enterprises are
increasingly embarking on these high-profile initiatives and cannot
afford to overlook network performance variables. Traditional views of
networks do not deliver the scalability and reliability needed to
predict and optimize performance in enterprise networks that are
becoming increasingly borderless. The latest release of IxChariot
enables enterprise network architecture teams and IT operations
professionals to measure and otimize real end-to-end application
performance during network design, staging and live operations.
New networking technologies, including virtualization, cloud computing,
mobility, unified communications and rich media services, offer
significant IT benefits; however, they also add to network complexity
and can cause performance degradation. To drive greater network
efficiency and flexibility and to simplify network assessment testing
across LANs, WANs, virtualized environments and mobile infrastructures,
IxChariot v8.0 provides customers with benefits, including:
Comprehensive assessment of enterprise network performance bottlenecks
via IxChariot server and endpoints, which can be distributed
throughout multiple data centers and remote office locations.
IxChariot endpoints have a very small software footprint and are
supported on dozens of operating systems, and personal computing and
Real-world traffic flows with Ixia's Application Library, which
emulates authentic enterprise application behavior to determine the
impact of the network's design on application performance.
Flexible deployment into the network via virtualized platforms, as
well as the ability to simultaneously be accessible from anywhere
within the network, through a new HTML5 web interface.
Support for all major computing platforms, including popular platforms
such as Windows, iOS, Android (News - Alert) and Linux servers, with a small,
non-intrusive endpoint agent used to conduct the end-to-end network
IxChariot Pro provides an operational solution for distributed
production network and field use that enables customers to additionally:
Combine centralized web commands with potentially thousands of
software and hardware probes deployed across physical and virtual data
Conduct automated real-time network assessment and active monitoring.
Access enhanced reporting, alerts to deviations in SLA compliance and
the ability to test without changing the current infrastructure setup.
"By offering the IxChariot suite, including IxChariot Pro and IxChariot,
we can help our customers more efficiently verify services and network
readiness," said Jan Petter Torgersrud, CEO , Nettfokus. "We're focused
on ensuring our customers have what they need to deliver a quality user
experience, and working with Ixia enables us to bring this value while
also expanding our business."
"Enterprises and service providers are facing increased pressure to keep
the network up and meet service level requirements, while dealing with
more variables than ever before," said Fred Kost, Vice President of
Security Solutions Marketing, Ixia. "IxChariot's new HTML5 web interface
simplifies assessment testing across all networks, including those
associated with virtualized environments and mobile infrastructures,
both known for raising network complexity."
Ixia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world.
Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through
fast, secure delivery of dynamic, connected technologies and services.
Through actionable insights that accelerate and secure application and
service delivery, Ixia's customers benefit from faster time to market,
optimized application performance and higher-quality deployments. Learn
more at http://www.ixiacom.com.
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