The UNH-IOL Announces the Results of the Open Networking 25G Plugfest

DURHAM, N.H., February 16, 2017 -- The University of New Hampshire​ InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, announced the results of their most recent Open Networking 25G Plugfest as well as the newest additions to the Open Networking Integrators List. Focusing on 25G switches, cables, and optics, the event offered a valuable, multi-vendor environment in which member companies could perform in-depth industry interoperability testing and confirm compatibility of open networking solutions. Attendees included 3M, Amphenol, Cumulus Networks, Edge-Core Networks, Finisar, Mellanox Technologies, Siemons Company, SANBlaze, Teledyne-LeCroy. As a result of this plugfest, 14 new open networking configurations were added to the Open Networking Integrators List.

Held the week of December 12-16, 2016, the Open Networking 25G Plugfest attracted a range of equipment and technology vendors. Products were tested in accordance to a test plan created by a community of stakeholders in open networking, against interoperability scenarios defined by technology end users. Many new product combinations were shown to interoperate according to the community defined standards. In addition, individual components were checked for conformance. All configurations that passed both interop and conformance requirements were added to the Open Networking Integrators List which now over 100 open networking configurations that have been proven to be interoperable.

“It’s exciting to be able to add 25G products to the Open Networking Integrators List, as we’ve seen a lot of interest in implementing 25G in the datacenter.” said David Woolf, Senior Engineer at UNH-IOL leading datacenter activities. “We’re now  approaching 100 configurations on the Open Networking Integrators list, across 10, 25, 40, 100G interfaces, both optical and copper. This Integrators List is serving as a public demonstration of interoperability across a variety of platforms and interfaces that provides legitimacy to open networking, and confidence to adopters. We’ve heard from a number of adopters who use the Open Networking Integrators List as a starting point for their IT acquisitions. We’ll continue to broaden the scope of the Integrators List in 2017.”

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