Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF) Shows Interoperability

The Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF), which was formed earlier this year with the goal of promoting interoperability between test tools and simplifying lab automation efforts, conducted its first "plugfest" in which
NTAF members succeeded in demonstrating initial interoperability of their respective implementations of draft NTAF specifications.

Five leading companies, BreakingPoint Systems, Fanfare, Ixia, Spirent, and Verizon, tested their code in "real world" scenarios by successfully interconnecting to the implementations from other NTAF members and resolving the challenges of getting prototypes to interwork. The event validated the draft NTAF specification and demonstrated acceptance from multiple NTAF members including Cisco and EXFO.

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