The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has selected Beijing Internet Institute (BII) as its first international certified conformance testing lab in Asia.
BII’s testing lab in China evaluates vendors’ networking products for interoperability, conformance, function, and performance. The company will expand its evaluation services by partnering with ONF to test SDN and OpenFlow conformance. The lab will also offer organizations the opportunity to receive OpenFlow certification of their products.
In addition, BII became a member of ONF to foster deployment and commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlow protocol amongst China’s service provider, data center, and enterprise markets.
“In support of ONF’s initiatives, we believe that the next generation of networking in China is SDN and the OpenFlow protocol,” said Liu Dong, director of BII. “Our goal is to help our service provider and enterprise users realize the benefits of this technology and demonstrate true conformance of SDN. We are honored to be named the second ONF-approved conformance testing center, as well as the first in Asia.”
“Conformance testing of commercial products is significant because it validates that the products are using the OpenFlow protocol and increases customer confidence in and acceptance of SDN,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. “Having BII as the first ONF certified lab in Asia represents another significant milestone for ONF as it supports our efforts to accelerate the global adoption of open SDN. We welcome BII to our organization and look forward to increasing the awareness of the benefits of SDN on a global scale.”