Ixia collaborates with CORD Project

Ixia, a provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, is collaborating with the CORD Project, the community advancing the open source CORD platform for software defined networks (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and elastic cloud-based service delivery, the company said.

As service providers move to 5G, the collaboration will help ensure data center quality and performance.

CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) is a platform combining SDN, NFV and cloud technologies to build nimble in-line datacenters at the edge of operator networks.

As service providers begin re-architecting their networks for 5G, they need comprehensive testing prior to deployment to ensure quality of service and performance, as well as embed visibility after deployment to ensure success. The CORD Project was initially launched by Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), the non-profit organization merging with Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to accelerate the adoption of SDN and NFV, and is hosted by The Linux Foundation.

Ixia test solutions help service providers deploy cutting-edge networks and services, such as Voice over LTE and LTE radio access networks (RAN), as well as move to 5G. Ixia IxLoad Wireless provides end-to-end performance testing for networks and components with emulation of multiplay services, enabling service providers to ensure that their services perform as expected. In addition, Ixia´s PerfectStorm application and security test hardware, helps service providers achieve optimal data center infrastructure performance by testing with realistic data, video voice, storage, and network traffic.

Ixia, recently acquired by Keysight Technologies, provides testing, visibility, and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufactures. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate.

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) helps customers bring breakthrough electronic products and systems 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 the network.