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 Business Wire 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: http://www.spirent.com/Ethernet_Testing/Platforms/Virtual About OFELIA "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 (http://www.opennetworkingfoundation.org/)." About Spirent Communications plc Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test and measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies. 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Spirent Delivers Powerful Virtual Network Testing for SDN/OpenFlow across OFELIA Environment
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