AresONE 400GE

High-density 8-port QSFP-DD and OSFP test solutions

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  • Industry's highest port density with 8-ports of 400GE per fixed, 2 RU chassis
  • Multi-rate Ethernet, with each port supporting 1x400GE and an optional fanout for 2x200GE, 4x100GE, and 8x50GE speeds
  • All speeds use 56Gb/s electrical interface with the PAM4 encoding
  • Supports QSFP-DD and OSFP pluggable interfaces
  • Broadest L2/3 protocol coverage, scale, and performance testing with IxNetwork
  • Comprehensive RS-544 FEC statistics and FEC symbol error injection testing

World's Highest-Density 400GE Testing

2019 will herald the beginning of 400GE deployments. Operators understand that 400GE is the most cost-effective way to keep up with the exponential growth of data center traffic. Current switch silicon will enable capacities of 32-ports of 400GE in a 1-to-2 RU size, and even higher-port-density devices are on the near horizon. To realize the cost efficiencies of 400GE, the highest density in the smallest size is key to reduce power, cooling, cabling, and rackspace.

When it comes to testing new 400GE equipment, the same is true. Introducing the AresONE 8-port 400GE test solution—all in an industry’s-smallest, 2 rack-unit fixed chassis. Available in QSFP-DD and OSFP variants, it offers four times the density of any other test solution.

400GE Testing That’s Available Now!

AresOne is the ONLY production-released 8-port 400GE solution capable of generating up to 3.2Tbps of traffic. Available in QSFP-DD and OSFP form factors, the new AresONE "fixed chassis" form factor meets customer requirements for ultra-high-density testing with less rackspace, power, and cooling. With over 300+ ports of AresOne sold worldwide, our second-generation 400GE solution is being used by the top network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), switch silicon/ASIC manufacturers, cloud service providers and carriers to validate and test their 400GE products and network rollouts.

Test all features, at all speeds

With the AresONE test solution, you can validate not just 400GE but also other speeds since each port can be used to test 2x200GE, 4x100GE, or 8x50GE multi-rate Ethernet using the same AresONE hardware. Our extensive test capabilities include comprehensive RS-544 forward error correction (FEC) testing and statistics, FEC symbol error injection testing, L1 BERT and the broadest L2/3 protocol coverage, scale, and performance testing with IxNetwork.

Flexibility to Fit Your Budget With Pay As You Grow

When it comes to test hardware and software, AresONE offers you the flexibility to grow with your needs and fit your budget. That's why we made AresONE available in 4-port and 8-port reduced and full models that are field-upgradable from 4-ports to 8-ports, as well as reduced- to full-performance models. While the reduced-performance models are used for packet blasting and RFC benchmarking, the full-performance models are ideal to test carrier-class routers and switches to validate performance and scale of networking protocols.

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