QualiSystems and Ixia Help Carriers and Enterprises Save Time and Reduce Costs when Optimizing Networks

April 18, 2013

QualiSystems and Ixia (Nasdaq:XXIA) together provide enterprises and service providers with a comprehensive platform that accelerates application and service delivery across the network. The combined Network Lab Automation solution, which uses IP testing and visibility solutions from Ixia along with the QualiSystems' network test and lab automation software framework, speeds and simplifies the network lab setup process to increase available test time.

Already successfully deployed with large carriers and service providers across North America and Europe, the joint solution automates the entire network lab from real-world application creation, resource management and device configuration to test creation and execution, allowing for a more efficient and effective network validation process. Additionally, the joint Network Lab Automation solution enables customers to increase test coverage and gain control over lab power and energy costs.

It is critical that enterprises and service providers eliminate the guesswork of network resiliency before deploying live to end customers, and network tests must run smoothly and thoroughly, leaving nothing to chance in real-world situations. The joint solution provides strong lab management capabilities, including:

  • Multiple layer-one switch control
  • Patch-panel management
  • The automatic discovery of lab resources
  • The ability to dynamically model devices and setups in the lab.

"Network downtime means lost revenue for our customers, who rely on Ixia to test, assess and optimize their networks to accelerate application delivery," said Jim Smith, vice president of marketing at Ixia. "Having a quick, easy-to-deploy solution for network testing labs is a key component, as the less time spent on setup, the more time will be spent optimizing the network. Our strategic partnership with QualiSystems brings together the right automation and testing tools, which are critical in light of the growing complexity of today's networks."

"Whether a small- or extremely large-scale deployment, this joint solution with Ixia enables us to give the highest level of value added to our network-testing lab customers," said Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems vice president of marketing. "Ixia's IP testing and visibility solutions combined with QualiSystems' TestShell lab automation software have been successfully deployed by many companies around the world to achieve higher productivity and efficiency, in individual as well as consolidated and virtualized lab environments."

About Ixia
From the lab to the network to the cloud, Ixia solutions optimize networks and data centers to accelerate, secure and scale the delivery of applications and services. Ixia delivers the industry's only solution with complete visibility into critical network, data center, applications and services. Ixia provides actionable insight for enterprises, service providers, government agencies and equipment manufacturers with solutions that test, assess and optimize networks. Ixia solutions use predictive data to accelerate and secure application and service delivery, giving customers the confidence to know their business networks are engineered to be understandable, dynamic and resilient. For more information, please visit http://www.ixiacom.com/.

About QualiSystems
QualiSystems is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for test and lab automation, driving innovation, efficiency and ROI. QualiSystems' TestShell Framework has already proven as an industry-critical solution in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East, where it is used by market leaders from a wide spectrum of industries including network equipment manufacturers, telecom operators, data center providers, enterprises and electronics device manufacturers. www.qualisystems.com


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