Spirent Communications plc announced the availability of its latest 400G and 800G test platforms to help accelerate the design and development of high-speed Ethernet solutions. These solutions allow providers to ensure their 400G infrastructure is up to the challenge of today’s data growth needs, while preparing 800G to be the future workhorse of the cloud’s backbone.

Spirent A1 400G Appliance delivers the industry’s highest port density to validate infrastructure, and services dependent on high-speed Ethernet technologies, with traffic loads that emulate the real world. This gives service providers and hyperscale data centers confidence they can support massive growth, meet customer expectations, and keep costs in check. Spirent’s A1 test platform enables large capacity testing of ultra-high-scale, multi-terabit cloud data center fabrics, as any performance degradation in the backbone disrupts critical fixed and mobile services – potentially bringing SLA penalties, customer support issues, and troubleshooting costs that can run to millions of dollars each year.With an eye to the future, the industry is preparing for the move to 800G to accommodate the expansion of 5G, the growth of 4k and 8k video, and other services that drive demanding performance requirements. With the complexity of 800G, the expanding ecosystem needs to test the viability of high-speed Ethernet solutions to make sure these systems will be bulletproof as they begin to take over from 400G. Spirent’s comprehensive 800G product suite is now available to address test and validation needs from 800G to 100M.

The industry’s first 800G test platform accelerates timelines as vendors design, develop, and deploy 800G technologies. Spirent offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that validates forwarding performance, latency, MAC capacity, and functional capabilities in an integrated approach that reduces cost of ownership. The 2022 Lightwave Innovation Reviews recognized two of the company’s 800G solutions, Spirent B1 800G Appliance and B2 800G Appliance as products impacting the optical communications community this year. According to Lightwave, the test platform “is ahead of potential competitors in 800DD Ethernet module testing space, with a superb combination of features.”

Spirent’s 400G and 800G test and validation solutions will be demonstrated at OFC in San Diego (March 8-10) at the Spirent booth, #5410, and Ethernet Alliance booth, #5409. 

Kees Propstra, GM Measurement Solutions at MultiLane said “Test solutions are critical to driving innovation and to developing the latest technologies. Spirent and MultiLane are both leaders in test and measurement and are true enablers of the 400G and 800G Ecosystem. Our latest solutions will be on display at OFC 2022 in the Spirent booth #5410, OIF booth #5101, and MultiLane booth #3915.”