Product MenuOverview Ixia Anue Network Emulators precisely emulate real-world network impairment conditions– in the lab– for the test and validation of your network-based products, applications and services prior to deployment. With an industry unique field-programmable gate array (FPGA) based platform, Ixia Anue Network Emulators deliver the most realistic and repeatable test results possible. Ixia Anue Network Emulators are essential for characterizing and validating the real-world performance and end-user quality of experience (QoE) you expect from your networked applications, disaster recovery, data center migration and multimedia service solutions. Benefits Discover true performance during development vs. deployment Avoid costly deployment failures Increase user satisfaction and adoption when deploying new services Test using industry standard network models Troubleshoot field performance problems by recreating your precise network in the lab Key Features The Ixia Anue Network Emulators are available to our customers on the Maui and Hawaii platforms. The Maui platform supports data rates up to 2.6Gbps and the Hawaii platform supports data rates up to 11.3Gbps. Record live network conditions and accurately replay them in the lab TIA-921 / ITU-T G.1050 Network Model test suite True line rate performance for all interface types Dynamic packet-to-packet impairment control Symmetric or asymmetric impairment scenario Test Interfaces Ethernet: 10Mbps – 10Gbps SONET/SDH: OC-3 / STM-1 through OC-192 / STM-64 Fibre Channel: 1Gbps – 10Gbps OTN: OTU1 - OTU2e CPRI: 614.4Mbps - 2,357.6Mbps Features Delay and Impairment Emulation for Ethernet Traffic Ixia Network Emulators enable users to test products and services against the delay, impairment, and bandwidth conditions that occur on real production Ethernet networks. Emulators are used in the lab to test applications, protocols, and end user experience under real world conditions prior to deployment. A wide range of features, line speeds, and protocols are supported to meet your current and future needs. Ixia’s Network Emulators offer a rich feature set to make testing accurate and convenient. Benefits Test products and characterize end user experience under real world conditions Discover and fix network related issues early Speed time-to-market Increase effectiveness of validation, performance and interop testing Precisely reproduce and quickly resolve issues occurring in the field Ixia’s Ethernet network emulators run on the Maui and Hawaii platform TrueNetwork™: on-chip emulation technology for accuracy and precision True line-rate performance and repeatability at 10GE and 1GE Industry leading precision when emulating delay, packet jitter, packet corruption, drop, reorder, duplication, and fragmentation Powerful impairment flexibility includes dynamically changing impairment profiles, filtering on specific impairments, and Router mode operation MyNetwork™: quickly create a test bed that matches your real network Record and replay the dynamic conditions found on the live network Leverage thousands of industry-standard models and test suites Quickly build your own custom network conditions AnyNetwork™: flexibility to meet your current and future needs Simultaneously run multiple unique network conditions to emulate different classes of service or multiple paths through a network Multiprotocol support for SONET, SDH, OTN, Fibre Channel, CPRI, Ethernet All proprietary and standard L2-L7 protocols and any frame size supported Application specific solutions for IPTV, multimedia, and storage Applications Networked Applications Corporate LAN/WAN Emulation Real time Apps: IPTV and VoIP Circuit Emulation, Timing over Packet WAN Acceleration Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Server Consolidation/Migration Storage Extension Wireless/Mobile Satellite Network 10Gig FCoE, iWARP Interoperability testing SLA planning and verification Solutions for a Wide Range of Applications "We tested with software based network emulation and we discovered that it did not represent our network. With Anue’s FPGA based solution we what we see in the lab is what we see when we finally roll out to production." IPTV/VoIP Ixia provides a comprehensive set of unique capabilities for evaluating IPTV and VoIP solutions. End user quality of experience can be realistically characterized before deployment. Post deployment issues can be quickly reproduced in the lab for troubleshooting. Record network conditions directly from a live network for playback in the lab Save time by leveraging over a thousand standards based network models (TIA-921/ITU-T G.1050) Selectively impair MPEG I, P and B frames Carrier Ethernet Ixia Emulators are essential tools for making EOAM and carrier-class Ethernet services a reality. Applications include: validating OAM capabilities; evaluating fail-over protection performance; and comparing alternative protocol implementations. Reuse and build proprietary or standard based Layer 2-7 protocols with the Customizable Filter Library Use modification/corruption for precise functional and negative testing Cause outage and degrade scenarios triggering fail-over protection Networked Application Performance Ixia emulators are indispensable when rolling out a new application, moving or virtualizing an application server, evaluating WAN optimization technologies or opening a new remote office. Now application performance can be easily and realistically tested in the lab prior to roll out. Determine the minimum bandwidth required to meet Service Level Objectives (SLO) Record network conditions directly from a live network for playback in the lab Quickly reproduce post-deployment problems for troubleshooting and improved MTTR Satellite Ixia emulators give you the ability to characterize application performance over Satellite networks prior to deployment. Perform proof of concept testing from the comfort of your lab saving time and money by avoiding the need for expensive and complicated field trials. And reduce downtime by allowing you to quickly reproduce and troubleshoot network issues in the lab. DC Migration and Disaster Recovery Minimize risk by proving a storage solution will work as required in the real-world prior to deployment. Evaluate performance of disaster recovery measures under failure scenarios Recreate real-world bandwidth congestion, delay, errors, frame loss, link failure Storage – FCoE, FCIP Ixia provides the only inline solution for functional testing, negative testing, and performance characterization of FCoE, FCIP and Data Center Ethernet Leverage FCoE and FCIP filter libraries Perform protocol negative testing with FCoE checksum correction Supports Ethernet and Fibre Channel 4x, 8x, 10x Wireless / Mobile Ixia emulators are ideal for evaluating new mobile services, applications or 4G technologies under real-world conditions. Quickly and accurately characterize quality of Voice, Video and Data applications and validate next generation backhaul technologies. Reuse and customize over a thousand standards based network models (TIA-921 / ITU-T G.1050) Supports both Ethernet and CPRI Resources Case Study Anue Network Emulation: Remote Storage and Disaster Recovery Performance Validation AXA Technologies’ Proof of Concept Succeeds Network Emulation Instills Confidence for Major Data Center RelocationStrategic migration of major data center to new location 1,000 miles away Solution Brief Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Ixia Anue Network Emulators Triple-Play Services Testing Network Emulation – The Missing Link to Realistic Network and Application Testing Testing Common Public Radio Interfaces (CPRI) Data Sheet GEM/XGEM Data Sheet Signal Delay Network Emulators SONET/SDH Path Delay Data Sheet Brochure Ixia Solutions BrochureOverview of Ixia's verification and visibility solutions used to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. White Paper Network Applications: Ensuring Performance and QoE with Network EmulationWith the proliferation of enterprise applications and increased complexity of systems and networks, it can be difficult to know how an application will perform on any given network, and to identify the actual cause of performance issues when they arise. Testing Enterprise WAN ApplicationsPoor enterprise application performance can cripple day-to-day business, affecting revenues directly through lost sales and indirectly through decreased productivity.