Verifying Performance with Real-World Application Testing

Validating application performance and QoE is most cost-effectively accomplished using a system to emulate a company’s real network traffic profile, and then running various combinations and throughput of the expected application traffic mix. It is critical though to ensure realism in this validation process, meaning that the system must emulate the full variety of application protocols found in networks today.

To this end, Ixia employs a team of application protocol experts that continually update our AppLibrary, a simplified workflow and framework that enables users to emulate realistic application mixes from a pre-defined library of application flows. AppLibrary is used by Ixia's IxNetwork, IxLoad, and IxChariot applications, and is offered as a monthly subscription service.

AppLibrary is enabled by Ixia’s BreakingPoint Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) program. It validates the scale and performance capabilities of content-aware devices and networks by emulating real-world traffic that includes the blend of applications used on today’s networks, all at line-rate 10G and 40G speeds. It also provides granular measurement capabilities to validate the impact and effectiveness of QoS policies on application performance and end-user QoE.

Platform Support

IxLoad AppLibrary PerfectStorm, PerfectStorm ONE, Xcellon-Ultra NP/NG, NGY-NP, XMVDC-NG load module and Xcellon-Ultra XT80 and XTS40 appliances (XTS40 only supports Unencrypted NICs)
IxNetwork AppLibrary XMVDC, XMVDC-NG, NGY-NG, NGY-NP, Xcellon, and IxVM load modules
IxChariot AppLibrary XR2000 Active Monitroing Probe