Ixia, based in California, is a leading supplier of performance test systems, allowing Internet equipment manufacturers, carriers, service providers, government agencies, and enterprises to effectively test IP networking equipment of all types and sizes. The company today announced an agreement with Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), the world’s larget technology distributor, to market and distribute Ixia’s industry leading IxChariot network assessment tool to its channel partners in the U.S. and Canada.

IxChariot has been used by thousands of enterprises, government agencies, and industry leading publications to stage performance tests on networks such as wireless LANs, converged networks, and next-generation 3G networks. The highly flexible tool simulates real-world applications to predict system performance under realistic load conditions and provides the ability to confidently assess the performance characteristics of any application running on wired and wireless networks. IxChariot has become essential to many companies and organizations because of the mission-critical importance of increasingly complex networks.

Ixia’s President and CEO, Atul Bhatnagar, commented on the agreement, “With over 6,000 customers, IxChariot is the industry’s definitive standard for small-to-medium enterprise (SME) network testing. Through Ingram Micro’s vast network, more system integrators and enterprises will be able to integrate this valuable tool into their IT networking arsenal.”

Eric Kohl, Director of Vendor Management at Ingram Micro, added, “IxChariot is an excellent tool for both our resellers and their end-users. System integrators and VARs can use IxChariot for network assessment and planning as a value-added service to their customers, while enterprise customers can perform regular assessment and problem isolation for their networks and applications.”

Ingram Micro, with corporate offices in California and New York, serves 150 countries around the world, and is the only broad-based global IT distributor with operations in Asia. The company creates sales opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution.