Mellanox to Use Ixia's Solution to Test its 100GbE Platform

By CIOReview | Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Ixia, a provider of application performance and security resilience solutions recently announced that Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of complete end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services and storage, will use Ixia’s solutions to verify the features of their new 100GbE solutions. The corresponding solution includes ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-4 Lx network adaptors, as well as the company’s Spectrum switches and LinkX cables and Transceivers, which also supports 25GbE and 50GbE functionality.

As the bandwidth requirements for service providers and data centers are increasing rapidly, the need for high density 100GbE networking infrastructure solutions are becoming more and more vital to meet these demands.

With Ixia’s support of native QSFP28 and SFP28 interface technology, equipment manufacturers such as Mellanox can utilize Ixia’s high-density 100GbE products.

Mellanox had also purchased the following Ixia solutions for the tests viz the Xellon-Multis QSFP28 enhanced 100GbE Load Module; the XGS12-SD chassis; and the IxNetwork platform.

Sunil Kalidindi, Vice President of Product Management of Ixia comments, “Ixia has kept pace with solutions like the world’s first 25GbE validation solution. This solution helps forward-thinking customers like Mellanox develop and deploy Ethernet technologies and successfully deliver application performance to its end customers.”

Mellanox products perform advanced processing at multiple network layers. Ixia’s systems now empower them to validate the various layers and protocol stacks, which involves an end-to-end 100GbE Mellanox ecosystem that includes of their adapters, switches and interconnect products. Mellanox is also capable of validating the physical layer, MAC layer and upper-layer complex network stacks such as IP Routing and VXLAN with Ixia’s solutions.