Ixia Adds 'Virtual Double Your Ports' Capability to its NTO Solutions

By CIOReview | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Bethany Mayer, President and CEO, Ixia

Bethany Mayer, President and CEO, Ixia

CALABASAS, CA: Ixia, a network testing, visibility, and security solutions provider, has announced the introduction of Virtual Double Your Ports capability to its Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) range of products. The new capability features bidirectional transport potential which doubles the port count, thereby, allowing NTO solutions to process more information at higher speeds, with minimal data center footprint and power consumption.

NTO solutions from Ixia offer end-to-end access across the entire network infrastructure, both physical as well as virtual. The solutions are also equipped with a drag-and-drop management interface which enables users to precisely locate meaningful data within a matter of seconds. Now, with the addition of the Virtual Double Your Ports functionality, the NTO solutions are capable enough to meet increasing demands like the emergence of new security threats, additional applications, while monitoring power. Moreover, the solutions can provide monitoring to an extensive range of ports including 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE with the existing monitoring tools.

“Effective security and application management requires increasing levels of monitoring density that can result in increases in port counts in monitoring an infrastructure,” says Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research. “The ability to increase monitoring density without increasing port count can result in power savings as infrastructure grows. While networking can consume 15% of total infrastructure consumption, any savings is worthwhile. It’s not only good for the planet, but can aid in capacity growth at the same time.”

Ixia’s Net Tool Optimizers allow enterprises and service providers to save on time and rack space by merging disparate solutions into one small data center footprint. Additionally, the company’s Visibility Architecture facilitates the deployment of the NTO solutions into enterprises’ data center environments without disrupting their existing infrastructures.