Ixia, a leading global provider of IP performance test systems, today announced the opening of “iSimCity,” an executive briefing centre and proof-of-concept (PoC) lab adjacent to its sales and services offices in Santa Clara, California. Today Ixia will conduct a city-scale demonstration on assuring Quality of Experience (QoE) in high performance, converged multi-play networks.
With the ability to conduct city-scale testing at iSimCity, customers can access thousands of test ports and aggregate traffic in the range of 10-100 Gbps, emulate hundreds of thousands of subscribers/users and generate millions of routes with thousands of routing peers. They also can conduct system testing by emulating dozens of infrastructure servers, including load balancers, denial of service defenders, switches, routers, video servers, SIP proxies, and DNS and DHCP servers.
“Our goal is to provide carrier grade scale with real-world network emulation that will provide quick proof to our customers that Ixia’s test solutions are essential in getting their products and services to market more quickly,” said Atul Bhatnagar, Ixia president and COO. “iSimCity has all the industry-leading Ixia software and hardware solutions so customers can be assured that their equipment and services are benchmarked with the best of breed testing solutions.”
Network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises often request proof-of-concept demonstrations, at scale, before they will commit to purchasing test applications and equipment. Both test hardware and software must function with the devices tested.