Ixia Enables Carrier-Grade OpenFlow Test Solution for SDN and NFV


Ixia is expanding its IxNetwork application portfolio to help enterprises and service providers ensure that their networks are carrier grade thus enabling faster service delivery. The solution validates the scale and performance of OpenFlow controllers by emulating OpenFlow v1.3 switches. Ixia says that the solution is industry’s first off-the-shelf, standards-based OpenFlow test solution. With IxNetwork 7.20, Ixia's customers have the advanced functionality required to deliver an always-connected experience within SDN environments. This is particularly important for enterprise and service providers running Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in the data centers to test and validate OpenFlow implementations.

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“Ixia’s in-depth knowledge of OpenFlow and experience in testing large-scale, high-performance networks provides essential validation of our carrier-grade OpenFlow SDN implementations,” said Don Clark, director of business development, NEC Corporation of America.  “The addition of the OpenFlow 1.3 switch emulation to the IxNetwork provides comprehensive, real-world testing, assuring that the scalability and performance of the ProgrammbleFlow® PF6800 Controller can be reliably delivered to our customers.” 

“IxNetwork enables our customers to mimic real-world OpenFlow network environments to stress test and ultimately validate their OpenFlow controller,” said Michael Haugh, Sr. Marketing Manager, Ixia. “In fact, IxNetwork was used as the leading standard at the recent ONF PlugFest to validate OpenFlow v1.3 with both switch testing with controller emulation and controller testing with switch emulation.”  Read More ''Ixia Enables Carrier-Grade OpenFlow Network Validation'

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