We are committed to the ever changing world of Data Communication and Storage Networks. As the industry moves forward into Open Networking, we are keeping pace. Working closely with various Open Network organizations such as the Open Compute Project (OCP), the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), we are leveraging years of experience of effecting positive change in the industry and creating robust test programs to enable markets.
Working in concert with the Open Compute Project's Networking Working Group, we provide interop and conformance testing for Open Networking products on an ongoing basis. In addition, we also host Plugfest events focusing on switches, cables, and optics, in which member companies perform in-depth industry interoperability testing and confirm compatibility of open networking solutions. All configurations that pass both interop and conformance requirements are added to the Open Networking Integrators List which hosts open networking configurations that have been proven to be interoperable.
We joined the Open Platform for NVF Project (OPNFV) in January 2016, which is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). We have been assisting with organizing and even hosting Plugfest events as a means to build confidence in the current and upcoming OPNFV platform releases. For more information please contact Lincoln Lavoie.
We are also an approved laboratory for the Open Networking Foundation's (ONF) Conformance Certification Test Program. Leveraging our extensive routing and switching test expertise, we have seamlessly integrated OpenFlow testing into our Routing Testing Services membership. Working closely with the ONF's Testing and Interop Working Group and Testing Leadership Council, we collaborate on test specification development and test tool validation processes and will continue to add new services as new specifications are published.
This is a very important milestone in the open networking movement.
Customers will soon be able to purchase open networking equipment with confidence that entire solutions can be assembled and will operate as expected.