MARLTON, N.J., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ONPATH Technologies, the leader in scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high performance networks, today announced that they have released a new software plug-in for their HorizON software, enabling it to seamlessly integrate with the IxiaTest Conductor™ test automation framework. This new ONPATH Test Conductor plug-in enables customers to easily establish secure connections between test equipment platforms utilizing Test Conductor, and to perform complex test scenarios automatically.
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Ixia Test Conductor delivers such functionality as test authoring, debugging, test management, reporting and analysis, and regression management. Enabling ONPATH HorizON software and associated Universal Connectivity System (UCS) hardware to run directly on Test Conductor offers additional features, including the automated connectivity of devices in the network, remote access and reconfiguration, port flapping/cable break simulation, and the sharing of expensive devices and tools. Using HorizON software to establish device connectivity, the customer can then use a Test Conductor console to orchestrate their actual test cases. The result is a high-performance, automated test environment that enables customers to increase the utilization of their existing network, in order to reduce average test times and lower associated costs.
ONPATH HorizON management and monitoring software provides intelligent, high-performance connectivity and monitoring. HorizON offers simple point-and-click provisioning and secure remote control of any UCS 2900 and 3900 network. By providing the industry's most scalable and secure technology, the productivity, optimization, and scale of a test automation infrastructure can be significantly improved – saving valuable time, space, power and, most importantly, capital. ONPATH solutions also help test automation applications provide instant equipment sharing and remote monitoring, test access, and management via software.
Ixia Test Conductor is a comprehensive test automation framework for IP network testing. It is simple to use and highly scalable, covering all aspects of test automation, from test authoring, test and resource management, regression definition and execution, to scheduling and trends analysis. Through multivendor test support, Test Conductor helps create tests, organize and catalog the tests in a library, associate them with any number of named regressions, and schedule the tests to run unattended or on-demand. Real-time logs and summary reports show the progress of the test as it runs. Multiple devices and various test tools can be coordinated through a unifying scripting interactive development environment.
"Ixia's Test Conductor delivers a test automation solution that is easy to use across all Ixia test applications," said Brian McCann, CEO of ONPATH. "Combining the functionality of our HorizON software and UCS hardware, this new plug-in allows ONPATH and Ixia to deliver a test automation connectivity solution that enables our joint customers to optimize their test automation from any location, and enhance overall productivity in order to save time and money."
"ONPATH's new plug-in is based on Test Conductor's open standards-based SDK, and is the ideal complement to the Test Conductor solution," said Jitin Dhanani, Sr. Manager, Business Development at Ixia. "The combination of automated physical layer connectivity and our test automation framework provides customers with remote network access, increased utilization of lab resources, and lower costs."
ONPATH Technologies is the leading provider of scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks. ONPATH's Universal Connectivity System and HorizON Software deliver an advanced platform that automates and secures data center and test infrastructure to help network managers conserve time, increase utilization, and save money compared to manual patching or complex mesh switching architectures. ONPATH currently has over one million installed ports throughout Fortune 1,000 and Government customers. For more information, visit www.onpathtech.com.
Ixia provides the industry's most comprehensive converged IP services testing solution – from the wireless edge to the Internet core. Network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia's industry-leading test and simulation platforms to design and validate a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G networking equipment and networks. Ixia's solutions create real-world conditions by emulating a full range of high-scaling networking protocols and generating media-rich application traffic to validate performance, conformance and security of cloud, core, data center, wireless and multiplay networks. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.
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