IT Brand Pulse and Ixia Develop Suite of Converged Network Tests
DCB testing standards for converged network switching equipment established.
Ixia (XXIA) announced a successful demonstration of DCB conformance and performance tests in conjunction with IT Brand Pulse and Brocade. IT Brand Pulse (ITBP) worked with Ixia to develop a suite of three converged network tests that highlighted a series of benchmarks and provide an available measurement system for vendors to gauge equipment and network conformance to emerging standards. Sys Con reports that these three tests are mandatory for any converged network switch carrying both LAN and SAN traffic and include onverged traffic latency with priority-based flow control (PFC), bandwidth optimization with enhanced transmission selection (ETS), and end-to-end connectivity with storage I/O performance.
"'Next-generation data centers will carry various technologies over a converged 10GE link. Data center operators expect switches to have high density, high throughput, ultra-low latency/jitter, and be able to bridge the FCoE network to the native Fibre Channel infrastructure,' said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Ixia. 'Ixia provides vendors with thorough, high-density converged network switch testing, and validates a product's conformance and performance before it's released to the market.'"