One of the XA-200K predecessors, XA-60K. Photo: XipLink.
XipLink has announced immediate availability for its new XA-200K model, a 1U form factor appliance that supports up to 200,000 simultaneous sessions for Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acceleration and IP traffic optimization to 1.3 Gbps. In addition, XipLink is offering two sister products using the same scalable technology for TCP acceleration applications only, the XS-SCPS-200K, and a virtual version leveraging high performance hypervisors supporting all XipOS optimization features called the XV-Gig. XipLink also announced future availability for a horizontally scalable platform running multiple Virtual Machines to obtain aggregate capacities of 10 to 15 Gbps and more than one million TCP sessions later in 2017.
The XA-200K appliance supports all standard XipOS features such as Space Communications Protocol Specifications (SCPS)-based TCP acceleration, streaming compression, XipLink Real-Time (XRT) User Datagram Protocol (UDP) optimizations for header compression, packet coalescing, link balancing and bonding, and packet compression. Other packet payload benefits are included in the base package using object caching for web traffic and byte caching for redundant data traffic. The XA-200K optionally supports one-way web optimizations with the XipLink Hub Optimizations (XHO) feature or accelerated VPN/IPSec networks with integrated layer-3 encryption capability.
For customers requiring virtual machine support, XipLink offers the full XipOS optimization suite using hypervisors such as VMware and others. The XipLink Virtual (XV) products are organized with the same session and bandwidth parameters as the appliances with images for systems as small as the XV-500C (500 sessions and 4 Mbps) up to the largest XV-100K (100,000 sessions and 650 Mbps).
According to XipLink, in addition to the announced products, there are some key underlying technologies that allow XipLink to scale appropriately. Some of these features include IPv6 addressing to reach the exploding number of end-points in wireless networks, expanded Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) capability to allow service providers more customer end points in multi-tenant configurations, and a new configurator that allows customers to provision larger networks faster.