Open Networking

Open Networking

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Evolving the Business with Open Networks

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.

Open Compute Project

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.

Open Platform for NFV 

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. 

Open Networking Foundation

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.

Software-defined Networking 

We are focused on offering testing services that reduce the time to market for our customers, and accelerate the interoperability of SDN protocols. Our team has experience with OpenDaylight, ONOS and RYU controllers.

Events

Testimonials

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.

Bob Thurston, Director of Integrated Engineering from Fidelity Investments