Barefoot Networks picks Ixia IxNetwork, Novus Test Solutions for programmable switches

Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, has been chosen by Barefoot Networks to validate its Tofino series of high-performance programmable switches, the company said.

Ixia solutions will help Barefoot ensure Tofino switches deliver the performance network operators need, in addition to testing those features made possible by its programmable packet processing pipeline, such as new and custom protocols, in-band network telemetry, and load balancing.

Barefoot´s Tofino switches use a unique technology that enables a fully programmable Ethernet switch without any performance penalty to its 6.5 Tb/s traffic processing capability. Using Ixia´s industry-leading IxNetwork and Novus 100GE solutions, Barefoot test engineers recreate real-life traffic patterns and load characteristics to validate the performance, scale, and quality of their high-performance switches.

IxNetwork is a comprehensive chip, device, and network infrastructure test solution, validating Layer 2-3 (L2-3) performance, interoperability, and functionality.