If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ixia BreakingPoint, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution to others. We don't use all of its features, but it gives us what we need. I'd rate it nine out of ten.
I would recommend not to use the OpenStack solution. It's hard to implement. If you have a choice, choose VMware. If you want high-performance, use recommended hardware with DPDK and Intel support. Use new hardware with PCI Express 3.0/3.1. Use multiple network cards for multiple blades. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate Ixia BreakingPoint a nine.
Make sure that you can heavily test the product before purchasing. Testing will tell you if it works as expected with your lab setup. The breaking point UI is little bit fuzzy compare to the Spirent Cyberflood. On a scale of 1-10, I would rate this product a 7.
If you want to deploy it on OpenStack, you should start with the support question about how you should do it.