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Ixia Announces Enhanced Power Saving Capabilities with its Net Tool Optimizer Family

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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CALABASAS, CA: Ixia, a provider of computer networking services and solutions, announces Net Tool Optimizer (NTO) array of network packet broker products has significantly been enhanced with better power saving capabilities.

Intended for usage with enterprise and service providers, the NTO array of packet brokers are high-density monitoring switches that deliver end-to-end visibility across both physical and virtual networks.  The array has enhanced features such as Virtual Double Your Ports capability and bidirectional data transfer.

Virtual Double Your Ports

The NTO array of packet brokers are easily scalable to match requirements for future needs such as support for new applications, new security threats, wider monitoring capabilities, providing improved Return On Investment and lower power consumption. The solution provides monitoring of 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE ports with using existing monitoring tools.

These packet brokers from Ixia are single, rack-mountable units which provide for smaller data center foot prints, lower power consumption and lesser rack space.

Bidirectional Data Transfer

The NTO array includes bidirectional data transfer which transfers data at higher speeds as compared to standard parallel ports which significantly increases the NTO array’s port count. These enhancements notably reduce power consumption and maximize bandwidth.

These solutions, combined with Ixia’s unique Visibility Architecture, deliver an expansive and flexible way to integrate Ixia’s NTO solutions into any enterprise network or data center environment.

“Effective security and application management requires increasing levels of monitoring density that can result in increases in port counts in monitoring an infrastructure,” says 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.”

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