Spirent Expands Application QoE, QoS and Security Testing Capabilities to High-Speed Ethernet Module
Nov 15, 2011
Spirent HyperMetrics™ mX 40/100G Module Now Supports Spirent Avalanche™, Expanding Test Capabilities and Improving Test Resource Utilization
Sunnyvale, Calif. – November 15, 2011 – Spirent Communications today announced the addition of Spirent Avalanche’s application performance and security testing capabilities to Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics™ mX 40/100G module, expanding the functionality of this already-powerful high-speed Ethernet test module. With the ability to assess stateful layer 4-7 traffic and layer 2-3 traffic on a single module, Spirent is helping to reduce the amount of test equipment required in a lab, while expanding the number of devices that can be tested simultaneously through the industry’s highest-density interfaces.
The migration to high-speed data centers and networks designed to deliver Quality of Experience (QoE) aware applications means it is critical for system vendors and operators to validate that services are fully secure and meet customer expectations. This enhanced module is the first solution to address line rate 40Gbps layer 4-7 application performance on high-speed 40/100G Ethernet systems. The new capability allows test engineers to do more with their testing resources and enables the testing of highly realistic user and business workloads over 40G and 100G Ethernet interfaces.
“Network equipment manufacturers, service providers and data center operators face many challenges in today’s highly competitive, quickly-changing business environment,” stated Michael Howard, principal analyst, Carrier Networks, at Infonetics Research. “It is critical for test engineers to have efficient tools that quicken the development process in order to get 40GE and 100GE to a waiting market, and this includes the critical elements of QoE and QoS, parameters that are growing in importance for service differentiation.”
With up to four 40G ports or two 100G ports per module, the HyperMetrics mX 40/100G module delivers the highest density high-speed Ethernet test solution per rack unit, while ensuring the delivery of a complete mobile multi-play experience. It achieves this by combining high-performance stateful traffic, high-scale routing, access and mobile control plane characteristics on a single module.
“The introduction of these additional capabilities to the Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics mX module further demonstrates our continued leadership in providing the industry’s most advanced high-speed testing equipment,” said Ankur Chadda, product marketing manager at Spirent. “With its design focused on providing realism with performance at scale, it is the first solution to validate stateful applications traffic on high-speed Ethernet interfaces. By extending the benefits of HyperMetrics mX, we’ve allowed existing Spirent TestCenter customers to leverage a single module for an even wider range of needs. At the same time, it enables the testing of more devices simultaneously using fewer products than in the past, ultimately helping to reduce associated costs.”
Spirent’s high-speed Ethernet solution will be featured in an interoperability demonstration at Ethernet Alliance’s booth #5101 at the SC11 event, November 15–17 in Seattle, WA.
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