EXFO Launches New BrixNGN Infrastructure Performance Suite
Offering increased visibility into network performance through high-performance polling and test orchestration
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, July 15, 2014 – EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) today unveiled its new BrixNGN Infrastructure Performance Suite, designed to provide service providers with significantly enhanced visibility into the performance of network infrastructure in the context of its impact on service quality.
As network equipment transitions to virtualized and software-centric architectures, the need to monitor performance while guaranteeing the availability and response time of critical network services is essential to ensuring smooth and uninterrupted network operation. With the sharing of hardware capabilities among virtualized equipment, operators can easily lose visibility over equipment performance which may lead to poor quality, service outages and much longer repair times.
With this in mind, EXFO added the Infrastructure Performance Suite to its market-leading BrixNGN product line as it enables the correlation of service-level KPIs with key infrastructure metrics such as port speed and flow performance as well as CPU, memory and interface utilization among others. Using patented optimization methods, the suite is highly scalable to support the largest networks and provides sub-second polling for real-time performance assessment.
With added support for control and provisioning of specific devices from Cisco, Juniper, RAD and others, the Infrastructure Performance Suite makes BrixNGN the perfect platform for wireless backhaul and business services.
“With the ability to address both existing and emerging technologies, BrixNGN is critical to ensuring infrastructure performance and to meeting the challenges that come with the shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV),” said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO’s Transport and Service Assurance Division. “BrixNGN ensures the successful delivery of services-virtual or otherwise, by providing operators with a comprehensive view of both network and service performance.”
For more information about BrixNGN Infrastructure Performance, please visit EXFO.com/BrixNGN.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test, service assurance and end-to-end quality of experience solutions for mobile and fixed network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. EXFO’s intelligent solutions with contextually relevant analytics improve end-user quality of experience, enhance network performance and drive operational efficiencies throughout the network and service delivery lifecycle. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, VoLTE, IMS, video, Ethernet/IP, SNMP, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 38% of the global portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.