Spirent Delivers Powerful Virtual Network Testing for SDN/OpenFlow across OFELIA Environment

  Spirent Delivers Powerful Virtual Network Testing for SDN/OpenFlow across
  OFELIA Environment

 Spirent TestCenter Virtual Helps Validate the Performance and Scale of SDN,
                        OpenFlow and NFV Technologies

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- December 17, 2013

Spirent Communications, the leader in testing networks, devices and services
announced today that the OFELIA (OpenFlow in Europe: Linking Infrastructure
and Applications) test bed is using Spirent TestCenter Virtual for Software
Defined Networking (SDN)/OpenFlow testing. OFELIA is a pan-European
environment for the research community that is conducting experiments in an
OpenFlow-enabled wide-area network.

“Spirent’s test solution enables our researchers to take advantage of highly
scalable and realistic test traffic to better understand the advantages of
SDN/OpenFlow and Network Function Virtualization,” said Hagen Woesner, OFELIA
Project Coordinator.

“New SDN/OpenFlow enabled architectures promise great programmability and
agility across computer and network layers, but the devil is in the details in
terms of understanding the performance and scalability factors of each layer
and how these factors are inter-linked,” said David Hill, Vice President of
EMEA at Spirent Communications. “This initiative with OFELIA is an important
part of Spirent’s global contribution to SDN development, testing and
standardization efforts.”

OFELIA members can initiate Spirent TestCenter Virtual inside any server
located at any OFELIA island, and the points of presence in the test bed. One
or more of Spirent’s virtual machines (VM) can be connected to any
experimental VM or group of VMs running in the test bed to help test
functionality, performance, availability, scalability and security of the VMs
under test. The Spirent VMs can also be deployed locally, to test within a
single island, or globally, for testing across multiple islands and locations.

Spirent TestCenter Virtual also provides an OpenFlow Test Solution to OFELIA.
Each Spirent TestCenter Virtual VM is capable of emulating an OpenFlow
controller and providing data flows across the OpenFlow-based infrastructure.
Spirent is the first to offer the ability to benchmark flow scalability and
forwarding performance across any mix of physical and virtual OpenFlow network
devices using any combination of Spirent TestCenter high speed Ethernet test
modules, as well as, Spirent TestCenter Virtual.

Spirent TestCenter Virtual is a software module that resides on virtual
machines and servers providing unsurpassed visibility into the entire cloud
and data center infrastructure. It extends and complements the capabilities of
Spirent TestCenter to benchmark and optimize performance of virtual switches,
network virtualization and cloud platforms such as OpenStack, VMware vCloud
and CloudStack.

For more information Spirent TestCenter Virtual, visit:


"The project OFELIA was supported within the 7th Research Framework programme
of the European Community. The project consortium consists of the following
organizations: European Center for Information and Communication Technologies
(EICT), Germany; Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany; University of
Bristol, UK; i2CAT Foundation, Research and Innovation in the Internet Area,
Spain; Technische Universität Berlin, Germany; NEC Europe Ltd., U.K.;
Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (iMinds), Belgium;
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland; Stanford University,
USA; ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany; Consorzio Nazionale
Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT), Italy; Center for REsearch
And Telecommunication Experimentation for NETworked communities (CREATE-NET),
Italy; Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) , Spain;
Lancaster University, UK; Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro (ITAV),
Portugal; University of São Paulo, Brazil; Federal University of Uberlândia,
Brazil. For further information about the project, please visit the official
website: http://www.fp7-ofelia.eu/. For additional information regarding the
OpenFlow technology, please follow the links to the Open Flow Consortium
(http://www.openflowswitch.org/) and the Open Networking Foundation

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