Ixia Perfectstorm

Massive-Scale, Stateful Layer 4-7 Application and Security Testing

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Mitigate Risks to the Always-On Data Center

To ensure an always-on user experience, enterprises, governments, mobile operators, and cloud providers are rapidly adopting new technologies across their increasingly complex data centers. They must keep pace with the explosion of bandwidth and service demands from mobile, cloud, social, and mission-critical business operations.

More functions in smaller space and power footprints, along with preparing for unknown future scalability needs are key requirements for ongoing success. To make all this possible, network equipment vendors are racing to develop new Layer 4-7 technologies to keep pace with the evershifting landscape. New content-aware products promise to Accelerate, optimize, and secure the modern data center, but they also add new complexities.

With this added functionality and flexibility come integration, performance, and vulnerability risks that companies must mitigate to win in their market space. To ensure mission-critical service objectives can be met, operators of data centers and the manufacturers of data center equipment can’t skip or minimize the steps to validate and test these complexities under real-world end user environments at extreme scale. The price for being wrong, even once, is steep.

Validate Data Centers with ExtremeScale, Real-World Traffic

PerfectStorm is Ixia’s latest testing platform that modularly-scales to nearly a terabit of application traffic in a single, integrated system. It generates stateful applications and malicious traffic that simulate millions of real-world end-user environments to test and validate infrastructure, a single device, or an entire system. This includes complex data, video, voice, storage, and network application workloads.

Validate Data Centers with ExtremeScale, Real-World Traffic

PerfectStorm is Ixia’s latest testing platform that modularly scales to nearly a terabit of application traffic in a single, integrated system. It generates stateful applications and malicious traffic that simulate millions of real-world end-user environments to test and validate infrastructure, a single device, or an entire system. This includes complex data, video, voice, storage, and network application workloads.

PerfectStorm Key Benefits

Equipment Manufacturers

  • Bring new competitive products to market faster
  • Use single tool for R&D, QA, marketing
  • Create defendable benchmarks and validate equipment capacity
  • Create realism in competitive customer proof-of-concept battles
  • Test modern high-speed interfaces

Data Center Operators

  • Test and validate IT systems under controlled real-world scenarios that model your own unique
    environments
  • Better understand actual performance, system limitations, and real security posture to right size data centers and eliminate incidents in production
  • Provide a unified testing platform across all IT disciplines

Enterprises

  • Improve user experience by testing with real-world use scenarios
  • Ensure high-performing, and more available and secure business applications
  • Validate disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Reduce legal exposure due to data loss by validating security using the industry’s most up to date application and threat intelligence

Unprecedented Performance and Integration

Performance
Integration
  • 960Gbps blended application traffic
  • Modular scalable architecture
  • 720M concurrent HTTP sessions at 24M new sessions/second
  • Eight 10Gbps interfaces per blade
  • 240Gbps SSL throughputat 2.4M SSL new sessions/second
  • Two 40Gbps interfaces per blade
  • 480Gbps IPsec throughput with 6M concurrent tunnels
  • Supports both IxLoad and BreakingPoint
  • 480Gbps video throughput
  • Integrated high performance management controller
  • 1M+ active SIP calls at 120K new calls/second
  • Compact 11U chassis

PerfectStorm Hardware Elements Key Features

PerfectStorm 10GbE 8-port Load Module
PerfectStorm 40GbE 2-port Load Module
PerfectStorm 100GbE 1-port Load Module

Validate the Entire Data Center

PerfectStorm meets your application and security testing needs across the entire data center and data center equipment:

Applications
Storage
Networking
Security
  • Application load
  • NAS, SAN, and cloud storage
    capacity
  • Application delivery
  • Next-generation firewall
  • Application security
  • Cache stress
  • LTE EPC testing
  • DDoS defenses
  • Server capacity
  • Data dedup
  • Mobile backhaul
  • Lawful intercept
  • Contact center
  • Compression
  • Wireless LAN controller
  • DLP/IPS
  • VoIP
  • Backup recovery
  • Firewall
  • VPN
  • DC migration plans
  • Session border controller
  • Anti-virus, anti-spam
  • Video services
  • IPv6 readiness
  • Cyber range

Real-World Applications

  • 260+ application protocols
  • 3,000+ superflows
  • Social media, peer-to-peer, voice, video
  • Web and enterprise applications, gaming
  • Mobile
  • Storage workload
  • SIP
  • Custom applications

Real Attacks

  • 6,000+ live security attacks, 35,000+ pieces of
  • Live malware found in enterprise, core, and mobile networks, 180+ evasions
  • DDoS and botnet simulation and custom attacks
  • Research and frequent updates

Networking Interfaces per Blade

  • 8x 10GbE
  • 2x 40GbE
  • 1x 100GbE

Supported Ixia Testing Applications

  • IxLoad
  • BreakingPoint
  • IxNetwork

XGS12, 12-slot chassis 11 RU

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