Calabasas, California – (The Hosting News) – October 8, 2007 – International managed network and hosting company, Easynet, has deployed IP network testing solutions provider, Ixia, as part of its infrastructure.
Working with Ixia solutions, Easynet standardizes its global service offerings, enhances network performance, introduces new services to market more quickly and ensures QoS for its business customers.
Easynet uses Ixia’s IxNetwork to do performance testing throughout its global operations. Easynet’s customers run business-critical applications across its IP network. The scalable performance of carrier equipment is crucial to a network’s ability to reliably deliver next-generation network services over IP with QoS. Only Ixia, with the industry’s highest Layer 2-3 and 4-7 traffic-generation capability and multiprotocol scalability, can test the performance of a device’s ability to deliver a mix of IP-based services and thus play a crucial role in Easynet’s commitment to deliver excellent service to its customers.
Extreme scalability testing refers to stressing routers with millions of routes using multiple protocols. In addition, Easynet has used the Ixia solutions to standardize its network access portfolio and help ensure that the upgrade of its core Ethernet network to 10 gigabits goes smoothly to provide its enterprise customers an enhanced service experience.
Djerk Geurts, Research and Development network engineer at Easynet remarked, ”Buying Ixia has helped us deliver superbly managed solutions. With Ixia, we can test network hardware before deploying it, which helps us make the best decisions about which hardware to buy. It has improved service designs and allowed us to unify our network access service across Europe.”
With Ixia solutions, Easynet has launched new services more quickly, and ensured that those services meet Easynet’s high standards when launched. This has helped Easynet reduce development costs because it can introduce services on a timelier basis.
Atul Bhatnagar, President and COO of Ixia offered, ”Easynet’s experience has proved that testing with Ixia prior to rolling out next-generation IP services can have a significant impact on the success of these new services. In addition, testing with Ixia’s proven converged IP platform can bolster a service provider’s ability to differentiate itself in a very competitive environment.”
Ixia solutions also help Easynet provide high-quality, next-generation networking services. Easynet runs a converged network that handles videoconferencing and VoIP in addition to data. Easynet uses the Ixia solution to emulate its customer traffic and ensure QoS for video, voice and other applications.
Mr. Geurts added, ”With Ixia’s test tools, we have been able to ensure that our business customers always have the highest-quality network experience possible. We believe that will help us expand our market as we introduce new service offerings.”
Ixia is a provider of performance test systems for IP-based infrastructure and services. Ixia’s test systems are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, governments and enterprises to validate the performance and reliability of complex IP networks, devices, and applications. Ixia’s triple-play test systems address the growing need to test voice, video, and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.
Easynet is an international managed network and hosting company, delivering superbly managed solutions for businesses and enterprises. Owning extensive national and international network and hosting infrastructure, Easynet sets itself apart through customer service excellence. Easynet’s approach is underpinned by professional excellence in understanding, designing, delivering, and management of customer solutions, our ability to work successfully with partners, and our attention to quality. Easynet has operations across Europe, with customers including the Ford Motor Company, Kia Motors, Calor, Tchibo and Kellogg’s Italia. Easynet is part of the British Sky Broadcasting group.
For more information about Ixia, please visit: www.ixiacom.com.
To learn more about Easynet, please visit: www.easynet.com.