VMWORLD -- Ixia ( (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions, today announced that they are working with Emulex ( to demonstrate an advanced virtualized data center ( , processing converged IP and storage traffic ( over a multi-vendor unified network. This demonstration, taking place at VMworld 2010 ( in booth ‥1636, features Ixia's IxVM virtualization test solution ( and Emulex's OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters ( over a unified, next-generation data center architecture.

Large enterprises, system integrators, and operators are rapidly transforming data centers using new virtualization technologies. Thorough assessment of virtual infrastructure performance and capacity, and isolation of network functions and bottlenecks in virtual data centers is an extremely challenging task. Pre-deployment testing is mandatory in order to ensure user quality of experience (QoE), and correctly provision virtualized network resources.

The convergence of network and storageI/O as well as the consolidation of multiple switching frameworks using Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and data center bridging (DCB) technologies will deliver major cost savings. Testing such networks requires a truly unified, high-density test platform that is able to characterize the performance of converged traffic forwarding, end-to-end, from virtual hosts to the storage area network (SAN).

This VMworld demonstration substantiates that next-generation data center solutions can dramatically decrease overall cost of ownership, while maintaining application performance and reliability.

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About Ixia Ixia is a leading provider of converged IP performance test systems and service verification platforms for wireless and wired infrastructures 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 networks, devices and applications. Ixia's multiplay test systems address the growing need to test voice, video and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.

About EmulexEmulex is the leader in converged networking solutions for the data center. Our Connectivity Continuum architecture provides intelligent networking services that transition today's infrastructure into tomorrow's unified network ecosystem. Emulex provides a single framework that intelligently connects every server, network and storage device within the data center. Through strategic collaboration and integrated partner solutions, Emulex provides its customers with industry leading business value, operational flexibility and strategic advantage. Emulex is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ELX) and has corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at ( .

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