UNH-IOL Tackles SDN Interoperability with New Consortium

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The University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has launched a software-defined networking (SDN) consortium to provide controller and switch interoperability testing for SDN vendors and service providers. It also will handle conformance and benchmark testing.

The nonprofit says that the SDN Consortium is a natural progression for it, because it is already conducting a lot of other interoperability tests and has much of the needed infrastructure. “We have a very large switch test bed,” says Timothy Winters, UNH-IOL senior executive of software and IP network. “We have a lot of switches because we are already testing, routing, and hosting.” The lab officially opens Aug. 1.

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