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Ixia, a Keysight Business, Drives Demonstration of 400GE Ecosystem for Hyperscale Data Centers With 10 Industry Leaders at Interop Tokyo

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Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a
Keysight Business, organized the world’s first public open demonstration
of the 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ecosystem for hyperscale data centers
including Ixia’s AresONE-400GE
at Interop Tokyo, June 12-14, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan in booth

The evolution to 400GE is making real progress. Companies working in the
400GE ecosystem are making the transition from the trial phase to
deployment with advances in optical and copper cable technology. In
contrast to the ramp up to 100GE, the move to 400GE is projected to be
20 times faster according to market research firm LightCounting.

Ixia, along with 10 leading companies focused on the roll-out of
high-speed Ethernet (HSE) services for hyperscale data centers, will
showcase the first public open demonstration of an entire 400GE
ecosystem as specified by the IEEE 802.3bs, IEEE 802.3cd, Quad Small
Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) and Octal Small Form
Factor Pluggable (OSFP) multi-source agreements (MSAs).

“Cisco is pleased to participate in this Interop Tokyo 400GE event with
Ixia and is encouraged by the demonstrated maturity of the technology,”
said Mark Nowell, Cisco Fellow. “Under Cisco’s leadership, Nexus 9000
data center switches are already being tested in customer trials, for
rapid adoption of 400GE in hyperscale data centers.”

“This demonstration illustrates the functionality, interoperability and
maturity of all aspects of the high-speed Ethernet ecosystem for
hyperscale data centers,” said Thananya Baldwin, vice president of
strategic programs at Keysight’s Ixia Solutions Group. “We’re proud to
organize this live demonstration with 10 partners to show 400GE
deployment readiness.”

The demonstration will feature live full line-rate Ethernet traffic
running between (32) 400GE ports from state-of-the-art high-density data
center 400GE Cisco Nexus 3000 switch and (32) 400GE ports on Ixia’s
industry-proven AresONE QSFP-DD and OSFP interfaces, using different
optical physical medium dependents (PMDs) from Cambridge
Industries Group
(CIG), Finisar,
Optical Interconnect Technologies
and InnoLight
Technology (Suzhou) Ltd
and different direct attached cables (DACs)
from Amphenol,
Interconnect Technolgy (FIT)
, Leoni,
and TE
. The demonstration will include a wide range of optical
PMDs including LR8, FR4, DR4, and SR8 running total of 12.8 Terabits of
line-rate Ethernet traffic.

“400GE optical interfaces and their underlying technologies provide data
centers and service providers with the bandwidth required to support a
large variety of existing and emerging applications,” said Mark Ives,
product line management director at Finisar. “Finisar is very excited to
be a leader in this ecosystem and to collaborate with Ixia on enabling
its implementation through their next-generation test platforms.”

The demonstration also highlights the copper DACs that bridge the
physical interface gap between QSFP-DD and OSFP using a QSFP-DD-to-OSFP
copper cable that allows these different interfaces to interoperate.

“Amphenol is excited to be exhibiting our latest 400Gb Direct Attach
cabling solutions with Ixia at this year’s Interop Tokyo,” said Greg
McSorley, technical business development manager, Amphenol Corporation.
“Working with our technology partners at an exhibition such as Interop
Tokyo, is a great way for our customers to see Amphenol’s full breadth
of capabilities.”

400GE FEC-aware Electrical and Optical Stress Testing Seminar at
Interop Tokyo

Ixia will hold a seminar, 400GE FEC-aware Electrical and Optical Stress
Testing, on Wednesday, June 12 at 1:00 PM in Room C. During the session,
Thananya Baldwin will discuss the need to stress test in the presence of
Forward Error Correction (FEC).

Ixia AresONE-400GE Test System

The award-winning
AresONE-400GE test system is designed to meet the high-port-count test
needs of chip and application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)
manufacturers, network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), and hyperscale
data center operators and carriers. The AresONE-400GE test system with
the OSFP pluggable interface has been named a Best of Show finalist at
Interop Tokyo 2019.

Scalable Visibility for the Next-Generation Data Center

Ixia also announced the Vision
X network packet broker
, a high-density, modular platform that
provides enterprises scalable visibility for their next-generation data
centers. Ixia’s Vision X network packet broker is designed with a
modular approach which enables customers to select different functions,
capabilities and speeds as their data center evolves. Network operations
teams can upgrade speeds and bandwidth of their visibility solution
along with their monitoring and security tool capabilities. Vision X has
been named a Best of Show finalist at Interop Tokyo 2019.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal
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