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Ixia’s Green Network Visibility Solutions Conserve Datacenter Space and Reduce Power Consumption with Virtual Double Your Ports Capability

Posted 04/22/2016

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2016-- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced dramatic improvement in the power saving performance of the company’s Net Tool Optimizer® (NTO) family of network packet broker products with the Virtual Double Your Ports™ capability. Delivering twice the port density by integrating bidirectional transport capabilities, the Double Your Ports feature supports more tools with faster throughput at a fraction of the data center footprint and power consumption.

Designed for enterprises and service providers, Ixia’s network packet brokers are high-density monitoring switches that deliver end-to-end visibility across both physical and virtual networks. With Virtual Double Your Ports functionality, these solutions can easily scale as monitoring needs grow, new applications debut, and security threats emerge, providing improved ROI and lower power consumption. These robust and highly efficient solutions offer monitoring of the rapidly expanding numbers of 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE ports using existing monitoring tools.

Delivered in a single, rack-mountable unit, Ixia’s Net Tool Optimizers combine disparate solutions into a smaller data center footprint, saving power and rack space. In addition, Ixia’s NTO solutions offer bidirectional data transfer, at speeds much greater than a standard parallel port, effectively doubling the NTO’s port count, which significantly reduces power consumption and maximizes bandwidth.

“Effective security and application management requires increasing levels of monitoring density that can result in increases in port counts in monitoring an infrastructure,” said Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research. “The ability to increase monitoring density without increasing port count can result in power savings as infrastructure grows. While networking can consume 15% of total infrastructure consumption, any savings is worthwhile. It’s not only good for the planet, but can aid in capacity growth at the same time.”

Ixia’s NTO solutions, combined with the company’s unique Visibility Architecture, deliver the expandability and management flexibility that easily integrate into a network or data center environment. As a result, enterprises and service providers can leverage existing IT investments and achieve total application and network visibility without replacing their current infrastructure.

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Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at

Ixia, the Ixia logo, Net Tool Optimizer, and Virtual Double Your Ports are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ixia in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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