Today's networking environment is increasingly complex. Data center convergence, enterprise expansion, and new service deployments require you to combine many different technologies – including physical and virtualized devices – into a single network infrastructure. Such networks must handle massive amounts of traffic with critical applications over both point-to-point and multicast network strategies.

You need high-capacity network devices to route and switch huge amounts of traffic. Network equipment manufacturers must be positive that their equipment can not only handle the infrastructure needs of a complex network, but also expand easily – often to massive scales. Network service providers and enterprises must be able stress their infrastructure to see if they can handle the traffic volumes and deliver the highest quality of service.

To verify new service implementation, new device insertion, or network expansion, you must perform extensive pre-deployment testing to ensure current network function isn't compromised. This testing must be high capacity, and simulate network and applications over-subscription in order to stress network upgrades to their limits.

Testing solutions enable you to test and validate the scale and performance of networks, devices, and services – whether you’re an enterprise, service provider, or equipment manufacturer. Ixia’s customers benefit from faster time-to-market, optimized performance, and higher-quality deployments that allow their networks to deliver quality applications and services.