Open Networking Foundation announces OpenFlow v1.3 testing program

Staff writer
23 Oct 2014

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF)has announced that the ONF OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program has begun pilot testing for OpenFlow v1.3.

ONF members currently participating in the program include companies such as: Digital China Networks (DCN), Centec Networks, Extreme Networks, H3C Technologies, HP, Huawei, Meru Networks, NEC, and ZTE.

“The interest we’ve received from member companies and the momentum we’ve experienced in conformance testing underscore industry demand for conformant SDN solutions and overall interoperability,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. “OpenFlow v1.3 builds on the existing testing specification incorporating a more robust feature set and demonstrates our commitment to making OpenFlow v1.3 a stable target for implementers. By supporting OpenFlow v1.3, vendors looking to expand their product lines are able to show customers their long-term commitment to the protocol and the future of networking.”

Since the OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program’s inception in 2013, ONF has certified six products from four member companies for their solutions: DCN, HP, Meru Networks, and NEC. An ONF Certificate of Conformance is the highest level of assurance available in the market today and validates conformance to a particular version of the OpenFlow specification.

Vendors can earn an ONF Certificate of Conformance for networking hardware, including switches and routers, as well as network software.

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