BEIJING, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), announced Beijing Internet Institute (BII), a provider of IPv6- and SDN-based technology and services, as ONF's certified conformance testing lab and provider of certified testing service for the world. In addition, BII became a member of ONF to foster deployment and commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlowTM protocol amongst China's service provider, data center, and enterprise markets.
Dan Pitt, Executive Director of ONF and Liu Dong, Director of Beijing Internet Institute inaugurated "Global SDN Certified Testing Center"
"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, also the first in Asia."
The Global Certified Testing Lab will gain a foothold in China and provide SDN Technical Testing Service to Global Clients. BII operates testing labs in China where clients can do the interoperability test, conformance test, function test and performance test. 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.
"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 second ONF certified lab in all the world and the first 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."
SOURCE Beijing Internet Institute