Open Networking Foundation Adds Third International Testing Facility

  Open Networking Foundation Adds Third International Testing Facility

University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory Named Newest OpenFlow™
                      Conformance Testing Program Center

Business Wire

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- October 16, 2013

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today
announced selection of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability
Laboratory (UNH-IOL) as the third international testing facility for the
OpenFlow™ Conformance Testing Program. UNH-IOL, one of the industry’s premier
independent testing centers for new technologies, joins the Beijing Internet
Institute (BII), and the Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and
Education (InCNTRE), in certifying that products meet ONF OpenFlow Conformance
Test Specification requirements.

“UNH-IOL is committed to improving networks worldwide,” said Erica Johnson,
director of UNH-IOL and an Open Networking Foundation research associate. “As
a full-scale, non-profit test lab, we combine industry expertise with training
for the next generation of engineers. Central to our mission is the goal of
fostering multi-vendor interoperability and conformance to standards
–principles that we share with ONF’s approach to open SDN.”

UNH-IOL tests networking and data communications products for interoperability
and conformance to technical standards, while maintaining a strong reputation
for independent, vendor-neutral testing with a focus on quality assurance. The
lab will now also offer organizations the opportunity to receive OpenFlow
certification of their products.

“UNH-IOL is highly regarded as an independent proving ground for breakthrough
technologies,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking
Foundation. “The addition of this third testing center to our OpenFlow
Conformance Testing Program further supports our efforts to ensure that
trusted OpenFlow-based SDN solutions are readily available in the

The ONF OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program was launched in July 2013. The
Program provides networking vendors with the opportunity to demonstrate
compliance with the OpenFlow specification, the first SDN standard and a vital
element of an open SDN architecture. For more information about the ONF
OpenFlow Conformance Program, please visit:

About ONF

Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon,
and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a growing nonprofit
organization with more than 100 members whose mission is to accelerate the
adoption of open SDN. ONF promotes open SDN and OpenFlow technologies and
standards while fostering a vibrant market of products, services,
applications, customers, and users. For further details visit the ONF website


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