Ixia Adds Fibre Channel Support

Calabasas-based network testing products firm Ixia has added the Fibre Channel protocol to its suite of network test lineup, the firm announced today, with a new set of products. According to Ixia, it has added a module which provides native Fibre Channel support at 2, 4, and 8 Gbps, with up to 96 ports per chassis. The firm said its IxANVL product now supports test of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol; IxNetwork supplies performance testing of Ethernet, FCoE, and Fibre Channel connections; and IxSAN provides real-world, large scale emulation of Fibre Channel over Ethernet storage area networks (SANs). Pricing on the new products was not announced.