Ixia announces first 50 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) validation solution on a proven, field tested platform

IXIA LogoSydney, AustraliaIxia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, announces the latest in its history of first-to-market Ethernet speed innovations which will enable customers to successfully deploy 50GbE to meet growing bandwidth requirements as well as reduce cost and space considerations for hyper-scale data centers. Ixia’s 50GbE validation solution, initially demonstrated as a proof-of-concept at industry event Interop in May 2015, strengthens the company’s leadership in setting the pace for new Ethernet protocol and network interface support. It builds on the company’s Xcellon-Multis® family of load modules with 50GbE testing speeds, adding to the previously shipping 10, 25, 40 and 100GbE speeds.

Ixia continues to work with industry leaders to drive deployment and adoption of new Ethernet speeds, and help to create the specifications for both 25GbE and 50GbE as a contributing member of the 25G/50G Ethernet Consortium and to the IEEE P802.3by draft standard for 25GbE. The 50GbE capabilities on Ixia’s Xcellon-Multis QSFP28 follow the company’s introduction of the world’s only shipping 25GbE solution in April 2015, based on the field tested Xcellon-Multis platform. In fact, Ixia successfully connected its Xcellon-Multis QSFP28 load modules over copper media and demonstrated full line rate 50GbE interoperability with the ConnectX®-4 Dual-Port network interface adapter and LinkX 50Gb/s direct attached copper cables from Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
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