Spirent extends functionality of TestCenter HyperMetrics
Spirent has added its Avalanche application's performance and security testing capabilities to Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics mX 40/100G module, enabling users to assess stateful layer 4-7 traffic and layer 2-3 traffic on a single module.
The company said the enhancement helps reduce the amount of test equipment required in a lab, while expanding the number of devices that can be tested simultaneously through the industry's highest-density interfaces. As operators move to high-speed data centers and networks designed to deliver QoE aware applications, it is become more critical that services can be validated as fully secure and up to customer expectations. The enhanced module addresses line rate 40Gbps layer 4-7 application performance on high-speed 40/100G Ethernet systems.
"Network equipment manufacturers, service providers and data center operators face many challenges in today's highly competitive, quickly-changing business environment," stated Michael Howard, principal analyst of carrier networks at Infonetics Research. "It is critical for test engineers to have efficient tools that quicken the development process in order to get 40GE and 100GE to a waiting market, and this includes the critical elements of QoE and QoS, parameters that are growing in importance for service differentiation."
The HyperMetrics mX 40/100G, with up to four 40G ports or two 100G ports per module, delivers the highest density, high-speed Ethernet test solution per rack unit, while ensuring the delivery of a complete mobile multi-play experience.