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INTEROP 2012 -- Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, today launched a comprehensive suite of professional testing services that improve IT efficiency and operational excellence by enabling enterprises to accelerate the assessment and deployment of new equipment and technologies. Requiring no capital investment in equipment or staff, Ixia's new Professional Services solutions experts help enterprise IT executives quickly and cost-effectively validate network performance, scalability, and accessibility when rolling out new services, applications, and technologies. Ixia's global team of consultants helps to ensure the timely success of pivotal enterprise initiatives such as ultra-low-latency strategies, Wi-Fi, data center consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, VoIP, video, e-commerce, security, and IPv6 migration.

Enterprise IT executives must constantly justify and quantify the ROI for investments in new equipment and technologies. Conducting comprehensive pre-purchase and pre-deployment assessments enables IT managers to prove the investment they make can meet real-world expectations. Proper testing ensures changes and upgrades to the IT infrastructure satisfy key business objectives such as enhancing the quality and availability of applications, security compliance, and industry competitiveness -- with no costly downtime or risk to the corporate brand.

Ixia's Professional Services Testing as a Service (TaaS) suite was developed using enterprise-focused, market-based criteria to help business unit leaders ensure network performance. Ixia Professional Services bring decades of experience to developing and customizing testing solutions that fit the timely and ongoing needs of individual companies and industries without the need to invest in building and maintaining a test lab.

Ixia testing services includes simulating real-world conditions, stressing networks and devices, and working with enterprise IT architects to optimize, scalability, security, reliability, and compliance across LANs, WANs, WLANs, and Web- or cloud-based services. Enterprise assessment services provide IT managers with quantifiable data needed to make informed decisions about IT infrastructure and business operations including:

Site and readiness assessments
Network design
Vendor/device selection
Interoperability testing
SLA definition
Network and traffic condition modeling to ensure the highest end-user quality of experience (QoE)


Key Facts:

Ixia's Professional Services TaaS suites leverage Ixia's test systems used by network equipment manufacturers and service providers worldwide during development, including: IxNetwork, IxLoad, IxVeriWave, IxVM, IxANVL, and IxChariot.
Enterprises can leverage Ixia's leadership in defining industry-standard test methodology using comprehensive automated test suites Ixia's global testing organization can quickly and efficiently perform multi-site assessments on a worldwide basis


Supporting Quotes:

"Across all industries, the performance of corporate network is integral to doing business, satisfying customer needs, avoiding liability and enhancing the company brand," said Michael Morris, senior director of global services at Ixia. "For those yet to incorporate ongoing testing into their core IT operations, TaaS marks a powerful means of maximizing ROI and avoiding risk without having to invest before they're ready."



More information on Ixia's Professional Service offerings can be found at this web page:

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