SDN, NFV and Cloud Interoperability Test Programs
CNLABS offers interoperability programs in SDN, NFV and Cloud domains where standards are rapidly evolving. The goal of these programs is to allow switch, controller, application, virtual appliance or cloud developers to stay focused on product development and leverage the interoperability programs from CNLABS to deliver better end-to-end interoperability solutions. Various considerations go into creating these programs including interactions with north bound protocols/APIs/interfaces, control planes, virtualization frameworks, south bound protocols, security, scale and deployment scenarios.
The following programs are currently offered
- Switch interoperability provides interoperability validation for switches with different SDN controllers
- Controller interoperability program tests controllers with different switches and pipeline implementations
- Application interoperability program provides pre-deployment validation of business applications developed for an SDN enabled network. The applications validated through this program are certified to be working across different controllers, network environments and frameworks
- OpenStack and Cloud interoperability programs help validate vendor extensions for OpenStack and Cloud portability
CNLABS plays a key role in the interoperability forums and help drive events like the ONF AppFest and PlugFest. The learning from these interoperability events are reflected in our programs.