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Hyperscale data centers are huge, highly flexible and scalable computing and storage systems consisting of thousands of interconnected servers.

Compared to regular data center technology, hyperscale technology offers the ability to dynamically match resources like computing power and storage capacity to the customer’s current needs. This provides the customer with an agile and cost-effective solution that allows him/her to focus on his/her key application without having to worry about the computer and networking resources.

Due to the complexity of hyperscale architectures, the test strategy must be an integral part of installation and daily operation. Furthermore, operators must validate that Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are fulfilled.

Network connections in hyperscale datacenters typically utilize 400 Gbps Ethernet with PAM4 modulation in order to provide enough bandwidth. Furthermore, the flow structure is complex and requires security to protect the customers data.

AI back-end network

AI / ML networking

In hyperscale datacenters, one of the primary applications is AI networking. For data center operators, it is crucial to ensure that their networks are adequately sized to handle both current and future demands for AI traffic loads. Integrating AI accelerators, GPUs, and RDMA technologies, along with high-speed Ethernet standards such as 400GE and 800GE, allows organizations to ready their networking capabilities for the evolving AI networking landscape.

Establishing the infrastructure for AI networking entails significant expense, underscoring the importance of optimal performance in terms of both traffic throughput and low latency. This performance is essential for effectively dimensioning the architecture. Teledyne LeCroy provides a comprehensive solution comprising traffic generators and network impairment emulators, facilitating appropriate testing of data center architectures for AI networking

Xena’s test solutions for Hyperscale Data Centers

Broad range of test modules

Xena offers a selection of test modules for testing all Ethernet speeds from 10Mbps to 800Gbps.

Our range includes the latest Ethernet technology with 112G-based SerDes and PAM-4 in our Z800 Freya product line. For testing and debugging AN/LT protocols we offer our dedicated Z800 Freya Compact ANLT Test Appliance.

Easy-to-use software

Xena’s test solutions include feature-rich software for generating Ethernet traffic and analyzing the result. The primary tool is XenaManager.

There are also test suites for running standard tests such as RFC2544, RFC2889, RFC3918 and Y.1564, and specialized AN/LT tests along with a comprehensive range of powerful scripting and test automation options such as Xena OpenAutomation (XOA), an open-source test automation framework featuring a Python API that runs on any OS.

Robust chassis choices

Choose between the robust scalable 4U XenaBay with space for up to 12 test modules, or the small, easy-to-transport 1U XenaCompact with just one test module.

Exceptional value

All our solutions include the Xena Value Pack which consists of 3 years’ SW updates, 3 years’ HW warranty, free online/email support for the lifetime of the product and free product training.

Together with our low port-pricing, this represents significant savings on the TCO of your Ethernet traffic generation and analysis solutions.

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