ONF move continues push in support of SDN platforms

The Open Networking Foundation unveiled a new OpenFlow testing specification and added to its list of authorized testing facilities designed to help support the deployment of software-defined networking technology.

ONF said the OpenFlow version 1.3 testing specification includes specific features designed to ensure the development of “richly functional SDN products and services,” and pushes mandatory inclusion of protocol components within products.

“This further ensures that companies are able to build OpenFlow-based products, including hardware switches, that implement an important set of OpenFlow features beyond those available in OpenFlow 1.0,” ONF stated.