Ixia and Rebaca collaborate on test methodologies to network operators

Ixia, a Keysight Business and provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, has announced a collaboration with Rebaca Technologies, a provider of Advanced Test Orchestration and DevOps solutions for Video and Wireless domains, that will enable mobile operators with virtualized environments to accelerate deployment of thoroughly tested network functions virtualization (NFV)-based services to subscribers, the company said.

The combination of Ixia IxLoad® Virtual Edition (VE) along with ABot, a test orchestration solution from Rebaca, provides an easy-to-use virtualized test bench that enables rapid verification of virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and connected network elements by technical field engineers.

The joint Ixia and Rebaca solution enables customers to:

Use a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for high-level test scripting that makes it easier for field engineers to read, understand, and modify test parameters;

Create a suite of tests that can be mixed and matched in multiple ways to test specific KPI performance, and provide exhaustive test coverage;

Use an integrated open-source automation server (Jenkins) to enable continuous test execution with minimal human intervention;

Easily integrate infrastructure management, troubleshooting actions, and customized test execution reporting within a network service verification flow;

Run the test harness in its own environment to minimize impact on the system under test (SUT).

Rebaca is a technology consulting company serving OEMs and Solution Providers worldwide, and focuses on video delivery, wireless infrastructure, network security, data analytics and test orchestration solutions. Rebaca develops-edge solutions for customers with unique requirements and has a rich portfolio of innovative IP across multiple technologies that helps companies achieve strategic cost reduction through specialized development and advanced technology licensing. Learn more at: https://www.rebaca.com/.

Ixia, a Keysight Business (NYSE:KEYS), provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight´s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of USD 2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a provider of network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.